THE ARCHITECTURAL DISPLAY
The Budapest Museum of Fine Arts houses artistic heritage of inestimable worth. This includes collections from Greek and Roman eras through to the Egyptian ones, in addition to works by renowned painters such as Giotto, Tiepolo, Raffaello, Tiziano, Goya, some of the most famous impressionists and most important exponents of the contemporary scene. Also not to be missed is the Hungarian National Gallery, situated inside the Royal Palace. But the entire city is oozing with art: the galleries stud the Hungarian capital and the churches are home to many national artistic masterworks. The most curious visitors must not miss out on a visit to the Underground Railway Museum, where images and relics of Europe’s most ancient “underground” can be found on display.
It was the Romans who founded the “Aqiuncum”, a network of thermal baths of which traces can still be found to this day in various areas of Óbuda. Today, just like back then, the city is considered the queen of water, so much so that in 1934 it earned itself the title of “thermal city”, the only one in Europe. Among the most well-known thermal baths, those that stand out include Széchenyi, Lukács, Rudas, Király and Gellért, all unique in terms of architecture and atmosphere.
THE PEARL OF THE DANUBE
The river flows gracefully, caressing the two souls of the city, Buda and Pest, offering suggestive panoramas owing to the city’s nickname as the “Pearl of the Danube”. Along the river path, the beautiful Margaret Island can be found, a favourite location for locals looking to escape the smog for a few hours, or wishing to take a dip in the thermal waters. From Budapest, heading north along the path of the Danube, it is possible to reach the river’s great inlet with its extraordinary landscape, which was once the Roman Limes.