Hungary is located in central Europe and bordered by countries as diverse as Austria, Serbia and Ukraine. It has a crossroads at the centre of the continent, amazing natural wonders and awesome historical sites are just waiting to be discovered and We’ve actually put together a list of 8 hidden gems we believe would offer visitors some fantastic things to do in Hungary.
A cathedral that is located in northern Hungary at a bend on the Danube River, Esztergom is one of the most beautiful towns in Hungary. This city is considered the central hub of Christianity with its impressive basilica that dominates the skyline and many other religious buildings.
Hortobágy National Park
Are you hoping to explore the country’s natural landscape and learn more about its wildlife? Hortobágy National Park is the place to do it! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is rich with folklore and cultural history and consists of a vast area of plains and wetlands.
One of Hungary’s best kept secrets, Lillafüred is a unique town tucked away in the mountains. Must-see sights include: the Cave Bath of Miskolctapolca, the hanging gardens, and the St. Stephen Stalactite Cave.
There are plenty of exciting things to explore in the beautiful town of Tapolca. Situated just a short distance away from Lake Balaton, Tapolca offers some stunning attractions including Malom Lake, Szigliget Castle and Lake Cave.
The old village of Hollókő and its surroundings offer a remarkably well-preserved cultural landscape. This village is considered to be a pristine example of rural and historical life in this part of Europe.
The small village of Tihany sits on a peninsular over Lake Balaton. Start your visit at the Benedictine Tihany Abbey, which is home to a 1,000-year-old monastery rebuilt in the 19th century. Then, take a romantic stroll in the picturesque old town or head on down to Lake Balaton. Do you have a green thumb? So, don’t miss out on the absolutely delightful lavender fields. Visit in spring to see them in full bloom.
And yes, we haven’t forgotten about the beautiful capital city, Budapest. This city offers visitors a little taste of everything. From the great national museum to the country’s impressive parliament building and from the Danube River to wild nightlife, you’ll find plenty to do here.
In Aggtelek you will find a vast network of caverns running under the hills of Gömör–Torna and the cave is about 24 kilometres. It is the largest stalactite cave system in Europe and it’s stalactite and stalagmite formations are spectacular.
So if you’ve been desiring to visit a country with a rich culture, plenty of history, and stunning beauty then look no further than Hungary.
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