Budapest is a glorified city (and rightly so) for the ardent explorers. With such divine and synthetic beauty existing in every nook and corner of Budapest, it’s impossible not to be impressed by its brilliance.
Even the 21st century Budapest is singing the songs of the past and every tourist and explorer hears it as they see the bullet holes and indentations on the structures that have been there since the horrifying events of World War II and the uprising that came after.
While the present is safe and peaceful, Budapest doesn’t hide away from showing the atrocities of the war that left its mark behind; including the heartbreaking Shoes on the Danube River that represents the cruelty of human kind and at the same time the bravery of others. And somehow these heartbreaking memorials, art nouveau building and the god given beauty in Budapest made it a very tremendous place to visit.
PLACES TO VISIT IN BUDAPEST:
The Béla IV king of Hungary established a regal residence for himself called the Royal Palace in the mid-13th century. Over the years the successor kings kept adding to the structure. However the Royal Palace was razed to the ground to crush the Turks and after that, the palace saw endless days of being disbanded and then assembled over and over again. Today the Royal Palace serves as the National Gallery, the Castle Museum, and the National Széchenyi Library and also as a sight to make tourists drool over its opulence.
Szimpla Kert is the first and foremost ruin pub of Budapest whose walls are adorned with graffiti, the nooks are filled with knick-knacks and with all sorts of random items sitting there, it’s a great place for a drink, a courtyard movie and a jam session.
Parliament buildings are a cluster of number of gorgeous, neo-gothic structures which the tourists can witness as they amble down the cobblestoned streets of Budapest or can even take a guided tour of the place.
THE THREE BEST DISTRICTS TO STAY IN BUDAPEST:
Those looking for apartments in Budapest will find it hard to choose form the endless number of impressive districts. However if you are aiming for a short stay in Budapest then perhaps these neighbourhoods will serve best:
Várnegyed: More commonly known as Castle District, this area of Budapest is definitely one of the most beautiful ones. It is known for its opulent history and the rich sights of Danube River that it showcases.
Józsefváros: The District VIII is house to some of the most sought after apartments in Budapest.
Óbuda: Located in District III, Obuda is one of the largest and most ancient district of Budapest with endless leisure activities to do and host of the famous Sziget festival.
Budapest enjoys some chilling weather from December through March. You might even enjoy some snowfall in the winters. For the rest of the year, the city bears with humid and warm weather.
If you have happened to make an impromptu plan for a trip to this city then don’t worry. You can still get your hands on some vacation rentals in Budapest left on the last minute offers. Don’t let the fear of accommodations stop you from visiting this beautify captive city.