We’re off to Hungary! The Fabulous Times will be travelling to Hungary this weekend to share with you the ideal European city break in Budapest. We’ll be kicking off our trip in the rural village of Tata before driving to Budapest to sample all the city has to offer. Expect plenty of travel recommendations, daily ramblings, summer wardrobe suggestions and photo-shoot fun. You can follow ongoing inspiration on our Budapest, Hungary board on Pinterest. Here are a few sights we can’t wait to see in real life!
History- St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, Hungary: St. Stephen’s Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest church building in Hungary before 1920!
Explore- The Buda Castle: Buda Castle is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, and was first completed in 1265. In the past, it has been called Royal Palace and Royal Castle, doesn’t it look fantastic?
Relax- The World-famous Gellért Baths: Located in the same building as the Hotel Gellért, Gellert Baths was built between 1912 and 1918 in classic Art Nouveau style. References to healing waters in this location can be found from as early as the 15th century. The hot springs that feed the thermal baths rise from deep within Gellért Hill. Today, Gellért Baths shines in its former glory after recent renovations and restorations carried out in 2006 and 2007.
Dine- Cafe New York in New York Palace Hotel: The New York Palce Boscolo Hotel, the most luxurious of all hotels in Budapest. The Italian hotel chain, Boscolo bought the neglected building of the New York Palace on Grand Boulevard in 2001 and managed to breath new life in the elegant building. A historical venue where the big names of Hungarian literature and movie making used to get together, today the hotel boasts a luxury coffee house and bar and one of the oldest grand cafés.
Entertainment- Hungarian State Opera: The Hungarian State Opera House is a neo-Renaissance opera house located in central Budapest and plays host to opera performances as well as the Hungarian National Ballet.