Budapest is a great blend of the east and the west and is the meeting point of central Europe. It was a major city to host many of the historic events of Europe. It is a place that promises growth for many businesses. The beautifully built city is a special delight for travel lovers.
Like we explained earlier, Budapest is split by a river called the Danube. So why not enjoy some of the sites of the city by taking a Budapest boat cruise with all your friends.
Budapest is home to beautiful and magnificent churches. Some of the best-known churches are Calvinist Church, Hungarian Orthodox Church, Inner City Parish Church, Lutheran Church, Matthias Church, Pest Franciscan Church, Pest Serbian church, St. Gellert Cave Chapel Church, St. Stephen's Basilica Church, and Synagogue Church.
Hungarian Christmas Traditions
The Budapest Christmas Fair is one of favourite events both for tourists and locals in winter. Come and visit the Budapest Christmas Fair if you want to buy something unique and original for your loved ones.
At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in Hungary. The main celebration is on Christmas Eve (it's Szenteste in Hungarian, meaning Holy Night) Familiy members get together in the afternoon on 24th December and decorate the Christmas tree. Grandparents or elder brothers and sisters look after the little ones, so they won't see their presents placed under the tree.
The world famous 100-member Gypsy Orchestra performs a concert on 30th December, at 6 pm in the Budapest Congress Centre.
The whole city calms down for a couple of days. You can only hear the sound of Christmas concerts and Advent songs in Budapest's churches. After the hectic shopping it's a real relaxation to listen to the organ works and contemplate about the meaning of Advent and Christmas. I recommend the Lights of Christmas Festival in Matthias Church on Castle Hill.
New Years in Budapest - Partying In a Hotel
Most Budapest Hotels offer Special Packages for the New Year's Eve period. Usually you have to stay for at least 2-3 nights. A festive dinner and entertaining programs are included. Choose a hotel in the city centre and you'll find many places of entertainment within walking distance. You can join the happy crowd in the streets and enjoy the fireworks as well.
If the above programmes don't appeal to you, stroll in Budapest on New Year's Day afternoon and someone might invite you to a home party. Hungarians are famous for their hospitality and we tend to be even more welcoming on New Year's Eve. Drink local bubbly, beer or wine, have some homemade snacks and make new friends.
Budapest is a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourist's visiting the city every year and this city plays host to a large number of festivals, events and conferences. If you are planning to visit Budapest, Book Your Breaks in Budapest, Please visit www.mybudapest.co.uk
Enjoy Your Holidays In Budapest, Hungary!