27 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Budapest Right Now

Get packing - there's plenty to explore in the Hungarian capital

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Budapest is one of the best cities you can visit in the world. Because of where it's situated, Budapest's identity has been carved up and moulded more times than you've had roast dinners... and even though the city has had a trying past - there's something so incredible about how the people have carried it to the present day, making it one of the most liveable cities in the world. Here are 27 reasons why you need to visit Budapest right now...

Budapest is known for its incredible architecture - the perfect blend between old and modern makes it an architectural paradise

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They have an amazing coffee culture making it the perfect place to go to work remotely

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You'll also find there's a thriving food and drinks scene with plenty of places to suit any occassion

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Budapest is filled with World Heritage sites to include the bank of the river Danube

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... the stunning Buda Castle quarter

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Andrassy Avenue

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Heroes' Square

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And even the 2nd oldest metro in the world - the Millennium Underground Railway is a heritage site too

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There's evidence of the Renaissance Humanist culture everywhere

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Bathe in one of the 80 geothermal springs - according to locals they are the only cure for 'macskajaj' (cat's wail) or a hangover as you might say!

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Budapest is also home to the 3rd largest parliament building in the world

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The world's 2nd largest synagogue on Dohany Street

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And even has the world's largest natural thermal cave system which is thought to be over 120km long

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Be a part of one of the world's most liveable cities

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and join the 4.5 million other tourists that visit this great place each year

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Or choose to study in one of its 18 universities

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Lap up the luxury in one of the many marvellous hotels on offer

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And then fit in a bit of retail therapy at one of the many shopping centres and districts

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Take in the romantic views from one of the many gorgeous bridges that connect the city

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Or appreciate the beauty of the Royal Palace

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Check out the Basilica of St. Stephen

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Get the best view of the city at the fairytale-like Fisherman's Bastion

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Or take a stroll through the epic Memento Park which has over 40 statues and absorb some of the city's roller-coaster history

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And make sure you visit the reconstructed Roman ruins of Hercules Villa

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You won't be short on arts & culture - they've 40 theatres and over 100 museums and galleries

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And is also home to one of the largest music festivals in the world - Sziget Festival - which sells over 400,000 tickets each year

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And finally it's the people that make it such an awesome city to visit - get it on your bucket list ASAP!

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Written By

Louise Johnston

With experience in the Irish FMCG industry LoJo has previously worked for global brands such as Bacardi and Red Bull. She can be described as a passionate infomaniac with an innate flare for brands, marketing and tech trends.

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