Take the plunge
Budapest is known as the spa capital of the world thanks to more than 120 natural thermal springs hidden within its centre. Whether you’re after a relaxing dip or hoping for a remedy to cure your ailments, you’re guaranteed a good time in the city’s public baths.
Step back in time as you wander the city’s winding streets filled with baroque-style churches, gothic castles and museums from the renaissance. You’ll also notice a hefty helping of modern additions have been weaved in among them. Don’t forget your camera – Budapest’s architectural line-up is Instagram-worthy!
You’ve probably heard of a goulash, but this Hungarian medieval dish packs a serious flavour punch over here. A lot of other local delights also feature a generous sprinkling of fiery paprika, one of the country’s best exports. Try sweet kürtöskalács, on-the-go langos and cold cuts of traditional dried sausage.