Budapest - city of baths

Inspiration can come from everywhere but a beautiful surrounding can definitely help. :) After writing about books and artists that inspire me I wanted to tell you about one of my favourite European cities; Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

We first visited Budapest in 2011 and it was love at first sight. Before Budapest existed there were Buda and Pest, two cities located on opposite sides of the Danube.   In 1873 these two cities where combined to form today’s Budapest, and the feel on both sides is distinctly opposite as a result.

5 reasons why Budapest is my favourite city trip location

1. Beauty is everywhere

Budapest is filled with beauty. Take a look up while walking down the streets and you’ll find incredible architectural detailed sculptures on every building in a number of architectural styles. The city is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture but there are also plenty of Gothic, Renaissance, Classicist, Baroque & Modern structures across the city, making it a very diverse city. Add a river and you’ve got it all. :)

2. It’s a great place to relax

Budapest is called the ‘City of Baths’ because of its many thermal baths. The most famous bath is Széchenyi, a Neo-baroque building that’s home to indoor and outdoor pools as well as a sauna and steam rooms. There are many other historical baths in the city such as Gellert, a smaller but equally beautiful building that makes you feel like you’re going back in time. What better way to spend your day relaxing, or recovering from a hangover. ;)

3. Budapest is a foodie’s dream come true

From traditional cuisine to funky food trucks, a large food market, bistro’s, gourmet & Michelin-star restaurants, you can find it all in Budapest.

Some of our favourite places to eat; Borkonyha WineKitchen, BorbirosagBorsso Bistro, MenzaKlassz, New York Café, and more…

4. The nightlife is one you won’t forget remember  ;)

Going out in Budapest is fun, carefree & diverse. There are plenty of cool clubs, rooftop bars & the famous ruin bars. These formerly abandoned buildings in the Jewish district were turned into some of the most unique bars out there, each distinctive in their own way.

Our favourites: Anker’t, Szimpla, Instant Púder Bárszínház. Click here to see them all.

5. They make great wine

If you’re visiting Budapest you must taste the Hungarian wines. Hungary has 22 distinct wine regions, including one in Budapest. Whether you prefer dry, sweet, red, white, dessert, or sparkling, there is no doubt that you’ll be satisfied. The city embraces and celebrates the country’s wine heritage, hosting many different festivals throughout the year.

Looking for a great place to stay?

Entre Amis’ luxurious and stylish apartments are the perfect choice for your visit to Budapest, be it for a long or a short stay. The flats have been extensively renovated by a great couple from Belgium and are fully equipped. They are located in the city centre, near the Opera House and the chic Andrassy boulevard. The Danube, sights to see and all best restaurants are in walking distance.

All flats are housed in 19th Century buildings, with high ceilings and vintage parquetry.

So, what do you think? Have you visited Budapest before or are you booking as we speak? ;)

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X, Kathleen.