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We all need that mini break before things start becoming more difficult for us. As 2019 is coming to an end, we are all very busy trying to finish all the massive work that always comes with the end of the year.

Projects need to come to an end, goals need to be achieved, tasks need to be finished, students need to finish their paperwork etc. Everyone will be busy these remaining weeks of 2019, but that doesn’t mean that we are not allowed of a mini break.

You totally deserve those 3-4 days of break to prepare for a whole new year that will certainly require all your efforts and attention.

We suggest Budapest as your last-minute destination. Many people are unaware of the wonders they will find in this magical city.

Budapest will definitely surprise you. It is filled with beautiful monuments, fairytale castles, picturesque parks and many more. Budapest offers a rich architecture and a historical heritage that is worth knowing about. 3-4 days in this beautiful city will give you a total joy.

The city is divided by the river Danube, which splits it into two. On one side, it is Buda with Ottoman-era thermal baths, the Royal Palace, Matthias Church, etc., which is considered more as a calm and peaceful part. While the other side, Pest, is totally vibrant and lively. This part is filled with museums, Art Nouveau architecture, the Parliament building is located there, Saint Stephen’s Basilica surrounded by pedestrian street, the Jewish Quarter and Palace District. This part of Budapest is also filled with beautiful murals, sculptures, ruin bars which are a must and many more.

Hungarian Parliament Building | © 495756 / Pixabay


The Fisherman’s Bastion dates to 1895, honouring of the 1,000th anniversary of the Hungarian state | © Chris Dorney / Alamy Stock Photo


St Stephen’s Basilica | © Photo Fabs / Flickr cc. Along with the Hungarian Parliament Building, St Stephen’s Basilica claims the title as the tallest building in Budapest, standing at 96 meters tall.


The Széchenyi Chain Bridge was the first permanent crossing over the Danube | © Elena Shchipkova / Alamy Stock Photo


Great Market Hall (Nagyvásárcsarnok), Budapest | © Dimitris Kamaras / Flickr


The Hospital in the Rock is set in a series of caves under Buda Castle | © Alex Fairweather / Alamy Stock Photo


Vajdahunyad Castle | © Wei-Te Wong / Flickr


Buda Castle / Pixabay


Heroes’ Square, Budapest


Hungarian State Opera House | © Jorge Láscar / Flickr


Szechenyi Bath | © Elin B / Flickr


Gellért Baths, Budapest. Source: Flickr


New York Café | © Wei-Te Wong / Flickr. The café was frequented by writers, artists and intellectuals; today, it’s more popular with visitors to the city.


Ruin Bars which are very famous in Budapest were created from a group of young people who managed to turn old houses in the city centre into bars, decorating them with whatever they could find on the streets. These bars are now a touristic attraction.


Szimpla Kert | © Jodie C / Flickr

While in Budapest you can absolutely enjoy the local cuisine. You can try the famous goulash soup and pörkölt. Street food is also famous as well and worth trying. Besides the many variations of beers, do not forget to taste Hungarian wine. Hungarians are known for their wine.

If you have decided to visit this beautiful city, we suggest one of these places to accommodate yourself:

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest


Hotel Clark Budapest


Roombach Hotel Budapest Center


Hotel Moments Budapest


Maison Bistro and Hotel

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