Budapest City of Spas and Caves

Budapest – The Largest City In central EuropeYou must have heard about Budapest, the capital of Hungary, and one of the largest cities of Central Europe! You might even have been there. Or you definitely have thought about spending a holiday within its castles and bridges. But even so, there are things that only a local or a Budapest-enthusiast would know: interesting facts not mentioned in tourist guides, beautiful places rarely visited by foreigners, little things which got lost between so many other attractions, but which would help you have a memorable and unique experience in the city of Budapest.First of all, its history. You might not know, but Budapest has been a settlement from more than two-hundred years. Founded by the Celts, it was seized by the Romans around the first century, and built on as Aquincum: mosaics, aqueducts, sarcophagi and other remains of which are still visible in Óbuda. The next part of its past is more familiar to the city’s visitors, promoted by statues and artifacts of illustrious figures all over town.Budapest City Lesser Known FactsThe other less known but very important fact about Budapest city concerns its geography. The strange but spectacular view of plain Pest on one side and rocky Buda on the other, joined together by the majestically flowing Danube is truly a breathtaking sight, immortalized on every postcard depicting the attractions of the place. But what most people don’t know is that the hills of Buda are even more exciting from underneath. Hosting around 200 caves, the Budai hills have four extraordinary cave-systems really worth seeing: the Pálvölgyi Dripstone Cave, the SzemlÅ’hegy Cave, the Castle Cave and the Buda Castle Labyrinth. For those interested in geology or the beauty of minerals, it’s a must.Relating to the geothermic activity present underneath its pretty surface, is the vast amount of thermal and medicinal water which gained Budapest the impressive “City of Spas” title. Among many public baths, some luxury hotels also procured themselves thermal springs, giving five-star wellness treatment to their tired customers. You can relax in exotic locations of Turkish baths like the Rudas or the beautiful Gellért Baths, or have fun are Europe’s largest spa, the Széchenyi Spa.If visiting Budapest City, you can’t leave out the ultimate cultural experience bind together with one of the best things in life: eating. The local cuisine is wonderful to try out, and even the most fastidious of customers can find something of their liking. Combined with some great Hungarian wines (like the Tokaji), and an exquisite location, like a boat-restaurant on the Danube, you’ll delect not only your taste buds, but every little part of you.

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