No visit to Budapest can be complete without a visit to its world-famous spas. Visit one of Europe’s largest bath complexes, the enormous Széchenyi Thermal Bath in City Park, to combine treatment and relaxation: enjoy the heavenly environment while the gentle healing water revitalises your body.
The spa is located in the heart of City Park and is surrounded by many wonderful sights, such as Heroes’ Square or the Museum of Fina Arts.
Every week, the best producers in the country bring their goods to the Czakó Garden at the top of what used to be the Tabán quarter of Budapest – be prepared to get genuinely lost amongst the sea of delicacies! Welcoming a gourmet audience in a rustic milieu, Czakó Farmers’ Market offers visitors homemade products they would never find in their everyday groceries.
Budapest sightseeing from SUPs
In recent years, SUP (Stand Up Paddle) has become extremely popular in Hungary and there are several teams organising tours in Budapest that run along the Danube. Starting at dawn or sunset, these tours allow you to admire some of the city’s most iconic sights including the Parliament and the Buda Castle from an extraordinary angle.
Taste some premium wine on the slopes of the Etyek Wine District, only half an hour away from Budapest. As in several parts of the region, white wine is prevalent here, with the best-known wineries being the Nyakas, Etyeki Kúria or Haraszthy wine cellars, but the wine needed for the Törley sparkling wine is also produced in this area.
The Pinball Museum in Budapest is the only one of its kind in Europe with 130 machines on nearly 400 square meters. It is located in the charming Újlipótváros area of the city, offering a unique experience to its visitors. All of the machines in the collection can be tried, including the machines from as early as 19th century.