Contact person: Mr. Dániel Szabó
In early 2019, the Hungarian capital city Budapest has been voted this year’s ‘European Best Destination’. The award-winning city successfully mixes its fascinating history with a brilliant contemporary artistic style, charm to fall in love with and a gentle way of life – for both visitors and locals. City breakers who are sensitive to high-class cultural settings and delightful gastronomy, are all astonished by the fabulous beauty of Budapest – the Cultural Capital of Four Seasons.
Unique scenery with a diverse cultural heritage
So, why should you visit Budapest? Situated on the banks of the Danube River, Budapest is a great city to explore and enjoy. Historical heart of the city has been granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status. This vibrant metropolis offers a whole range of activities — from a relaxing coffee break in the Castle District to a stirring ramble in the Jewish quarter.
Buzzing festival scene
Budapest’s event calendar is crammed with festivals throughout the year. The three-week long Budapest Spring Festival and Budapest Spring Fair kick off the season. Budapest Summer Festival is the biggest multi-genre music festival in Central Europe. In the autumn, the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival attracts a wide audience — from popular music and jazz to dance and visual arts as well. The Budapest Advent and Christmas Fair is famous for its enchanting musical, culinary and artisanal repertoire.
The spa capital of Europe
Budapest is also known for its historical thermal baths. Most baths are open all year round, incl. authentical Ottoman Turkish-style baths as Rudas, Király and Veli Bej. Budapest has a total of nine medicinal baths today. Additionally, a lot of business hotels boast cutting-edge spa facilities. Each place has its own unique qualities in terms of architecture, number of pools, amenities and crowds. With Budapest Card, you can enjoy free admittance to the Lukács Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool.
Take a stroll in the downtown
There is so much to see in the heart of the city – just around every corner there’s a beautiful building or a historic sight. The newly renovated Parliament House has 691 rooms, the building is 268 meters long with a 96-meter-tall dome on the top. The Hungarian coronation symbols are on display here. The St. Stephen’s Basilica is the largest Christian church in Budapest with a majestic dome and a lookout tower providing a majestic 360-degree panoramic view.
Going underground like it’s the very first time
The first electrified underground rail-way of continental Europe, had been built in Budapest in 1896. You can take the charming old Millennium Line (yellow line M1) for a ride. The Underground Railway Museum in Deák Square guides you through the history of the Millennium Railway, from the time of its construction until today.
Admire the Danube and its bridges by boat
Taking a boat ride is a great way to enjoy the beautiful panorama of Budapest by day and night. Daytime cruises often stop off by Margaret Island, and the evening cruise programmes reveal the fascinating illuminated Budapest. You can enjoy breathtaking sunsets with candlelit dinners on board as well…
The green heart of Budapest, the Margaret Island
This charming parkland isle is a 2.5 km long island, sitting in the middle of the Danube, covered by recreational facilities. There are a lot of things you can do in here like going for a picnic or a jog, checking out the medieval ruins and a small zoo, admiring the musical fountains, splashing in the first bath of Budapest (‘Palatinus’), going up to the historic water tower as well as enjoying a jazz, opera or a ballet performance in the open-air theatre during the Budapest Summer Festival.
MICE GUIDE OF BUDAPEST
The English-language catalogue presents conferences, events and incentives offered in Budapest. The Budapest MICE Guide provides international conference and congress organisers, as well as foreign and local corporate partners, with information on conference hotels, conference and event venues in the capital city, and presents Hungarian PRCOs and DMCs as well. Moreover, it also enriches the knowledge base for MICE guests who arrive in Budapest with a lot of additional information (Budapest basics, TOP insights, incentive programs, dining, culture, etc.)