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Hungary sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

In Hungary, tourists will find a great choice of historic, architectural and nature landmarks. Old cities of the country are home to numerous interesting places, museums and exhibitions. Suburbs and rural areas are no less interesting as there are many nature parks and reserves that never cease to amaze travellers.
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The village of Vijoi is an interesting historic and religious destination in Hungary. One of churches in the village exhibits a priceless artefact. This is the first printed Bible that was published by one of local typographies. When it comes to describing nature landmarks of the country, we ought to start from Bugac Nature Park, which total square exceeds 11 thousand hectares. Every day interesting shows and performances take place in the park to entertain numerous visitors. There are also several rides and taverns decorated in retro style.
Gemenc Forest is a unique place with rich flora and fauna. Here tourists have a rare chance to see rare plants, wild animals and birds. It’s possible to participate in a walking excursion and enjoy the beauty of the forest during a river voyage. Hortobágyi National Park is the third most important reserve in the country. This park is located in a steep area, so visitors will be amazed by large steep valleys with herds of cows, sheep, bulls and horses. Copyright
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The town of Ipolytarnoc has become a true gem for zoologists. Long time ago, this area was covered with massive rivers. With time, the rivers dried, leaving only piles of petrified mud. This mud is a treasure for scientists as it still has traces of ancient animals, many of which have disappeared thousands of years ago. Petrified trees are one more precious finding in the area. Today, they are exhibited in one of local pavilions.
Nadudvar is a famous town known as a centre of pottery in Hungary. During more than two hundred years best pottery in the country is made in Nadudvar. Local craftsmen never cease to amaze travellers with their skilful and beautiful artworks. The most precious items were transferred to large galleries and art museums across Hungary.
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Finally, the town of Körös-Maros is an interesting place with modern buildings, several entertainment centres, movie theatres and shopping centres. However, the local national park remains the biggest attraction of the region. Körös-Maros is considered one of the noisiest towns in Hungary and attracts visitors with its rich choice of entertainment.

History and Entertainment

The official date of the formation of Hungary is 1001 but the first Hungarian tribes appeared here in the 9th century. By the 14th century, the Kingdom was governed by the Arpad Dynasty. In the early Middle Ages, it saw a series of military conflicts. Byzantium tried to conquer the Kingdom. Russian princes repeatedly infringed on its territory. One of the main destructive invasions for the country was the Mongolian one.
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In 1526, the Hungarian troop was defeated by the Ottoman Empire. Throughout the 16th century, the Ottoman possessions were gradually expanding. When the Ottoman Empire had failed in 1867, Austria-Hungary was formed and existed until 1918. After its collapse, Hungary was considered as a people’s republic. The new independent country was seriously weakened in the period of the Second World War.
Despite the complex and multifaceted history, Hungary managed to preserve its rich historical heritage but this is not an only thing the country is famous for. It is also notable for its upscale healing resorts. Its main value in this context is healing thermal springs. Now, there are modern balneological centers in many cities, including Budapest. The most famous historical resort is Debrecen that will impress you with a rich sightseeing program.
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Breathtaking national holidays also attract curious tourists to the country. On 20 August, the Day of St. Ishtwan is annually celebrated in Budapest. This beautiful historical holiday is held in honor of the first Hungarian King and goes hand in hand with interesting entertainments. In the central streets of Budapest, parades are organized. There are theatrical performances and concerts held in the squares. Interesting contests, fairs, food entertainments, free excursions and traditional evening fireworks  this holiday is the most interesting one not in vain.
Budapest The acquaintance with the national cuisine of Hungary is an interesting and exciting process too. Nowadays, Hungary is an only country in Europe where at restaurants you can taste fois gras prepared according to the classic recipe. National dishes are very nourishing and practical. The main components of the cuisine here are thick soups, fish dishes and pastry.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of Hungary
♥   World Heritage Site 'Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Fertő-Hansági' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Hortobágyi' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Kiskunsági' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Hungary
♥   Restaurant 'Pesti Disznó Bistro' Pest. Type - Meats and grills|Hungarian. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Petrus' Pest. Type - Classic French|Traditional cuisine|Classic cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Pierrot' Buda. Type - Hungarian|International. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Salon' Pest. Type - Hungarian|modern. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'St. Andrea Wine & Gourmet Bar' Pest. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Hungary
♥   Castle 'Csesznek Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Drégely Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Esztergom Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Füzér Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Kinizsi Castle' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Hungary
♥   Palace 'Sándor Palace' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Hungary from our review series

Nagy Zsinagoga

From the series “The most luxury and famous synagogues”
The Great synagogue is located on Dohany Street in Budapest. It is one of the largest in Europe today. It was built in the middle of the 19th century. The largest Jewish community in Budapest lived in the area. Famous architect Ludwig von Förster worked on the project of a luxury building. He designed the equally beautiful building of the synagogue in Vienna before that. One of the main features of the two-story building is two towers with black domes. Their height is 44 meters.

Beautiful white and red bricks were used in the construction of the synagogue. Almost all the finishing elements of the historic building were preserved in their original form. The main hall never ceases to amaze with its scale. It can accommodate up to 3,000 parishioners at a time. Another building was built … Read all

Gellert Gyogyfurdo

From the series “Most Extraordinary Thermaes, Baths and Saunas in the World”
Budapest is famous for its unique thermal springs and baths. No wonder that one of the most beautiful bathing complexes in the world is located in the Hungarian capital. Thermal bath Gellert forms a single complex with a hotel of the same name and has been named after a high hill, at the foot of which it is located. The main feature of the historical thermal bath, built more than a century ago, is its unique architecture.

High marble columns and carved arches, beautiful marble finishes and elegant stained-glass windows, lined with elaborate mosaic baths and paired - a very aristocratic and refined atmosphere reigns here. The most popular among visitors is a lower tier, where there is a hammam, a sauna and three baths with water of different temperatures. Today, clients of the bath complex … Read all

Marzipan Museum

From the series “Strange, Weird and Unusual Museums Amusing its Visitors”
The best museum in the world for Hungarians is located in Hungary, in the city of Szentendre. All exhibits in the 'sweetest' museum of the planet are made of marzipan. The founder of the museum is the world-famous confectioner Károly Szabó. The marzipan museum was opened in 1994, since then its collection has been constantly expanded and renewed. The museum halls are a mediatory between the sumptuous pastry shop and the art gallery. Sometimes you can hardly believe that the masterpieces presented in the glass-paneled glass windows are literally made of sugar.

'The sweet reproductions' of the world-famous paintings, the old furniture, the numerous statuettes and the tiny copies of the famous sights - the boom in the imagination of the talented confectioner is simply surprising. The … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Hungary

The Bathhouses. First of all, Budapest is famous for its bathhouses. Gellert Bathhouse is surely the most famous and attractive of them. Inside the bathhouse there are more than 70 million litres of water that flow out of 118 springs. Visitors will find numerous swimming pools (both indoor and outdoor) and saunas. You can also get massage, pedicure and manicure in the bathhouse. The floor of the bathhouse is decorated with beautiful mosaic. Some people say that water in this bathhouse can cure … Read more
The first settlement on the site of modern Eger emerged more than millennia ago. In the Middle Ages, German tribes inhabited the territory, and then the Avars conquered this land. When Slavs destroyed the settlement, this region started belonging to them. In the 10th century, the region changed its owner once again as Hungarians became rulers here. The first cathedral in Eger appeared at that time. Steadily, new houses appeared around the church. In the 13th century, a citadel was built on … Read more
This Hungarian city was founded approximately two thousand years ago. However, archaeological excavations prove that there was a Celtic settlement on this site long before our age. The city had another name during the Roman period – Sopianae. When the Roman Empire fell, barbaric tribes and then the Avars invaded the region. Starting from the 11th century, Pecs turned into one of the leading Hungarian centers and a bishop’s residence. In 1526, during the Battle of Mohács, the Turkish army … Read more
Celts lived in the territory of modern Gyor in the 5th century BC. The settlement started growing in size and getting first fortifications during the Roman Empire period. At that time, Gyor had another name and was famous as Arrabona. The Romans were successfully protecting the city from barbaric invasions. However, when the Roman Empire ceased to exist, the fortress became abandoned. Avars captured the territory in the 5th century. However, Charlemagne and his powerful army defeated the … Read more
The first inhabitants in the area of modern Miskolc appeared yet during the Palaeolithic period. Archaeological excavations in the region proved this. They settled in Szeleta Cave, giving the name to such term as the Szeleta Culture. During the Roman Empire period, Celtic tribes settled in the region. When the Roman reign ended, Avarian, Slavic, and Hungarian people migrated to this region. In 1364, the status of Miskolc was raised. The settlement became a town by the order of King Louis I. … Read more
In the past, there was an ancient settlement on the site of modern Kecskemet. Mongols invaded Hungarian lands in the 13th century and completely defeated local people. Despite big losses and much damage, the settlement recovered quickly. A beneficial location at the crossing of trading routes helped the town. At the end of the 40s of the 14th century, King Louis I of Hungary officially gave Kecskemet a town status. At the edge of the 16th-17th centuries, the Ottomans were rulers in the … Read more
The history of Esztergom is rich in events and various interesting facts. The Celts were the first settlers in the area. Later, Romans replaced them. The settlement got its first name – Salvio Mansio – during the reign of the Roman Empire. During the Migration Period, the Avar and German tribes liked the territory of modern Esztergom, and so they decided to settle here. They called their new home Stregom. The settlement became the main fortress in the region. At the end of the 9th century, … Read more
The Most interesting religious and architectural monument is the Red church. This Protestant church, built of red brick, astonishes with its impressive size. It was built in 1887. The height of the tower of the Neo-Gothic church is 58.5 meters and can be seen from many city streets. The ancient church is noteworthy also for its interior decoration. Century-old frescoes with biblical motives were preserved in it. Within the walls of the huge church, up to 800 people can be accommodated at a … Read more

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