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Top 5 Places to Visit in Hungary

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Photo: 5 places that are sure to enchant you during your upcoming trip to Hungary, Source: https://nomadparadise.com
Photo: 5 places that are sure to enchant you during your upcoming trip to Hungary, Source: https://nomadparadise.com

Hungary hides treasures waiting to be discovered. Hungary's amazing landscapes and rich cultural heritage make it a fascinating destination for travelers looking for a combination of history, natural beauty and adventure.

The country is home to the largest lake in Central Europe, Lake Balton, with an area of almost 600 square kilometers, as well as 10 national parks, 145 nature reserves and 35 landscape protection areas.

To give you more opportunities to get to know this fascinating country better, we're going to present you with 5 places that are sure to enchant you during your upcoming trip to Hungary.


Budapest

Photo: Budapest, Source: https://en.wikipedia.org

Budapest - often referred to as the "Eastern Paris," it is the capital and also the largest city in Hungary. Budapest is situated along the wide banks of the Danube River and offers travelers architectural and historical landmarks, modern buildings, magnificent monuments, and numerous parks. One of the city's unique features is its thermal baths, including the world-famous Széchenyi Thermal Bath, where visitors can indulge in healing mineral waters. Budapest is also home to Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the iconic Chain Bridge, a must-see for travelers. Additionally, you should not miss the monumental Hungarian Parliament building, rightfully considered an architectural masterpiece. When you visit the "House of Terror" museum, you can learn about the tragic history that the city endured during the 20th century.

Hortobágy National Park

Photo: Hortobágy National Park, Source: https://www.hnp.hu

Hortobágy National Park is considered Hungary's first national park. It is a unique ecosystem of interconnected wetlands, meadows, and steppe. The advantage of visiting this park is the opportunity to see numerous wildlife, including rare breeds of Hungarian gray cattle and legendary racka sheep. Bird enthusiasts will be delighted by the park's feathered inhabitants, including graceful herons and mighty eagles. Don't miss a visit to the Hortobágy Shepherds' Museum to immerse yourself in the unique tradition of Hungarian shepherds.

Eger

Photo: Eger, Source: https://visiteger.com

Eger is a charming city in northern Hungary, renowned for its winemaking heritage and historical landmarks. Eger's uniqueness lies in its excellent conditions for grape cultivation and the numerous wineries producing the famous "Bull's Blood" wine, considered one of Hungary's wine symbols. Moreover, the city is home to the famous Eger Castle, which served as a true fortress for the townspeople, heroically defending them against the Ottoman Turks. While exploring the city, be sure to visit the Baroque-style Minorite Church and the thermal baths of Eger, where you'll have the opportunity to relax and even rejuvenate a bit.

Pécs

Photo: Pécs, Source: https://pecs.hu

Pécs, located in the southwestern part of Hungary, is a city with a rich cultural and historical past. It combines various cultures, including Roman, Turkish, and Hungarian. Pécs is known for its well-preserved Roman heritage, including the early Christian necropolis, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city can also boast the stunning Pécs Cathedral, a masterpiece of Hungarian architecture. Art enthusiasts will find inspiration strolling through the cultural quarter of Zsolnay, home to the Zsolnay Porcelain Museum and contemporary art galleries.

Aggtelek National Park

Photo: Aggtelek National Park, Source: https://national-parks.org

Aggtelek National Park, located in northeastern Hungary, offers visitors a unique adventure - a journey into the depths of the Earth. This park is famous for its intricate cave systems, including the renowned Baradla Cave, where you can admire underground wonders created by stalactites and stalagmites. On the surface, you'll be greeted by lush forests and serene park landscapes, making it a perfect place for hiking and capturing breathtaking photos of untouched nature.

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