Whether you are a first timer or a frequent visitor to Hungary, the country boasts such an extensive list of sights, attractions and opportunities that it is impossible to explore all of them during a short stay. The majority of tourists visiting Hungary for the fist time return here year after year, overwhelmed by the unique combinations of natural beauty and architectural diversity the country has to offer.
It is here that you'll be offered a variety of panoramas cultural venues listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the radial avenue of Andrassy, the panorama over the Danube, the village of Holloko, the stalagmites and stalactites of the Baradla Cave, the old Christian cemetery of Pecs and Josvafo Cafe among others. Frequently referred to as the Hungarian Sea, Lake Balaton is nestled in the middle of Transdanubia and is considered to be the largest lake in Central Europe.
For a number of travelers visiting Hungary this is a great destination of family vacations and the most popular holiday area. While the shallow water in the south of the lake is perfect for kids, the northern side is quite suitable for vacationers eager to experience various water sports.
Those visiting Hungary for the first time, should take advantage of the plentiful opportunities of its capital Budapest, regarded as one of the most beautiful cities worldwide. You'll find here some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, great recreation areas, entertainment venues and mineral water springs known for their healing effects. For experienced travelers Budapest has proved the most inexpensive and enjoyable vacation getaway, providing you with a unique opportunity to explore all the diversity of some of Europe's most renowned cultural sites. Central to the capital's life is the Danube River, dividing Budapest into two sister cities - Buda and Pest. Danube's banks are home to some of the finest restaurants, teeming nightclubs and historic buildings located in the city.
At tranquil boat ride on the River is a pleasant and relaxing experience, offering the most scenic views of the city, like the striking Parliament building with its numerous spires. At night the Danube sparkles with reflections from the spectacular lighted bridges close to Margaret Island. However, the most breathtaking view of the city will open to you from the Belepojegy Castle, nestled on top of the hill. On your way to the castle, you'll encounter a 40-foot statue of St Joseph with a stream cascading down the mountainside from beneath his feet. Located at the foot of the waterfall is the Palace Anjou, the mighty fortification, which is today a public museum.
One of the must-sees for those visiting Hungary, and Budapest in particular, is St Matthias, the XVI century Gothic Revival church, welcoming travelers to unlock the heart of the city's great past.
If a visit to Hungary is something you are planning for your next vacation, take advantage of Hungarian Tourist Board and Hungarian Convention Bureau, providing travelers with the information on the hotel selection, rates and special offers available.