Once portion of a vast empire, this Central European country is a large republic that highlights the glory of the imperial days in their spectacular architecture. Hungary has among Europe’s most dynamic histories. Continually invaded and occupied through the Ottoman Turks, Hungary eventually regained its independence and developed into an empire well over 50 million people. This empire was shattered by World War I, but
Hungary maintained its grand architecture from the imperial and medieval days. Today, begin to see the country’s buildings telling its epic history, while its culture tells an extremely quieter story of folk traditions plus a relaxed spa culture.
Find Hungary’s grandest buildings from the imperial capital of Budapest. Notice the hilltop Buda Castle, that has existed in certain form about the Danube River’s west bank ever since the 13th century. Explore other grand structures on Castle Hill (Varhegy), such as the pointed towers from the Fisherman’s Bastion offering panoramic views in the Danube as well as the Hungarian Parliament Building within the east bank.
The architecture in Hungary’s smaller towns reflects its ancient history too. Northeast of Budapest, visit Eger to understand the grand Eger Castle, developed to repel 16th-century Turkish attacks. In the southerly capital of Hungary - Pecs, seek out the historic Mosque Church. Take a rest from Hungarian history at considered one of many geothermal spas scattered during the entire nation. The most famous is Széchenyi Thermal Baths, considered one of the largest bath complexes in Europe. For the most natural experience, relax within the 101.3-degree-Fahrenheit (38.5-degree-Celsius) waters of Lake Héviz, an exceptionally large geothermal lake.
As a result from the geological activity which causes its hot springs, Hungary also features many underground cave networks. Aggtelek National Park over and above Eger features Baradla Cave, the greatest of Hungary’s limestone caves. Reach Hungary by plane using the international airport outside Budapest. For a more memorable experience, arrive by Danube ferry from Vienna or Bratislava. From Budapest, it's also possible to take Danube cruises over the flat Hungarian countryside.
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