The District XIV of Budapest has a green treasure, the Budapest City Park. Stretching over 200 acres of land, the park offers a good number of attractions to enjoy and activities to have fun with family.
photo by Old Fogey 1942
Visit Budapest Zoo that boasts beautiful Art Nouveau gate. There is a bonsai collection, butterfly garden, Hungarian farmyard and rock garden to admire. Your kids would love its petting zoo. They can learn about animals from Savanna, South America and South East Asia. The only stone circus in Central Europe, Municipal Circus has been entertaining audiences since 1891. Many world-famous clowns perform at the year-round circus that can seat 1,850 people. Petofi Cultural Hall, a youth leisure center, hosts pop / rock music concerts, exhibitions and cultural programs on its open-air stage. Near Heroes’ Square, the lake, a popular boating venue in summer, doubles up as a big ice skating rink in the winter. The rink has been hosting speed-skating championships since 1996.
Vajdahunyad Castle in stone was initially constructed with wood and cardboard. Highlight of the castle is use of various architectural styles- Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance- in different parts of the building. A marble staircase, marble arch court, painted walls, huge crystal chandeliers, stained glass windows and carved pillars are worth your attention. Currently, the castle houses the Agricultural Museum, the largest European agriculture museum.
The Museum of Fine Arts within the park premises boasts the second largest Spanish art collection of the world. The collection comprises sculptures and paintings of 19th century, Classical Antiquities, Renaissance frescoes, Egyptian objects, baroque statues, Austrian and German paintings representing Age of Classicism and Medieval times, and Flamand and Dutch works of 16-17th centuries. Palace of Art presents temporary exhibitions focusing on modern artwork by foreign and the Hungarian artists. Here, you can learn about current trends in design, photography, applied arts and fine arts. Browsing through various exhibits, playing and walking through the park would definitely be exhausting. You can take a refreshing dip in outdoor or indoor pools of Szechenyi Thermal Bath housed in yellow-color building located in the park. One of the largest European bath complexes is built on a thermal spring in neo-baroque style. Szechenyi boasts the warmest and the deepest thermal well of the city. The spring temperature ranges from 74-75 degree Celsius.
Hotels in Budapest
Budapest Rooms – Bed & Breakfast
Average Price: €42
Average Rating: 9.4
Central Hotel 21
Average Price: €27
Average Rating: 8.1
Hotel Centrooms House
Average Price: €17
Average Rating: 8.3