Budapest has been famous as the city of spas since the 1930s. And there is so much more. All Budapest’s sights in a row.
The two parts of the city, Buda and Pest, are connected by 11 bridges across the Danube. The Chain Bridge is an absolute must-see. This suspension bridge is the oldest and most beautiful bridge in Budapest. The Chain Bridge is illuminated at night - a spectacular picture with Castle Hill in the background. Tip: The Chain Bridge is car-free on Sundays.
This former main road in the historical Ferencváros district in Pest has gone through major developments in the past 15 years. Raday Utca connects the southern banks of the Grand Boulevard with the busy Kálvin square in Pest, where cafés, restaurants, snack bars and book shops spring up out of the ground. With the university nearby and the many students living here, the street has an atmosphere comparable with the Latin Quarter in Paris.
Under the lovely centre of Budapest there is an underground labyrinth covering about 30 kilometres. Szemlohegy Cave in the mountain of Buda was discovered in 1930 and is called the underground flower garden. The hot springs have formed wonderful decorations on the walls, which look like bouquets, cauliflowers and bunches of grapes.
If you like bathing then Budapest is the place to be. The city has more thermal and therapeutic springs than any other capital city in the world. Beside a selection of private spas, there are 15 public thermal baths. And with a temperature of 26 to 38 degrees Celsius, the water is lovely and warm.
This world-famous monument on the banks of the Danube consists of dozens of pairs of concrete shoes. It commemorates the Hungarian Jews who were victims of the murders committed by the Hungarian National Socialist Party in 1944-1945. Cast-iron plaques display a text in Hungarian, English and Hebrew.