Budapest, Hungary travel tips

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You'll find gelato virtually everywhere in Budapest, and in nearly every flavor imaginable. One of the best places to try gelato is Gelarto Rosa, where each cone is filled in the shape of a rose.

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Budapest is known as the "City of Baths," because of the thermal springs running underneath the city. The baths are certainly worth checking out, but if you're modest, search online to find which ones are bathing suit-optional.

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If you need a cab, call ahead and agree on a fare beforehand. Hailing a cab directly will likely lead to your being overcharged.

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One of the loveliest hotels in the city is the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus.

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For a lovely stay in Budapest, book a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest.

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For truly elegant accommodations in Buda, book a room at the Hilton, which is in a building that incorporates part of a Gothic church.

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One of the most exclusive and elegant hotels in Pest is Kempinski Corvinus.

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One of the city's most elegant restaurants is the Rivalda Cafe and Restaurant, which is next to the Castle Theater.

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For budget accommodations in Buda, get a room at the hostel-style Citadella.

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In Erzsebet Square, be sure to visit Design Terminal, a former bus depot-turned art gallery, one of the city's hippest locations.

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If you happen to visit Budapest in May, don't miss the annual Dragon Boat Festival.

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One of the city's most beautiful places is Millenaris Park, which was built on a former industrial wasteland. The area is now home to sweeping lawns and a large koi pond.

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If you have an interest in classic cars, be sure to visit the Transport Museum, which is home to one the best collections of classic European cars.

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Budapest is very much a late-night city, where the partying and conviviality continue well into the wee hours of morning. If you aren't interested in staying up all night, be sure to look online for a hotel in a quiet neighborhood.

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For a grim, but fascinating, look into Budapest's history, check out the House of Terror Museum, which documents the atrocities inflicted on the city by both fascists and communists.

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For a uniquely Budapest experience, don't forget to visit one of the city's many "ruin pubs," bars that have opened in abandoned and derelict buildings.

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Budapest is a very airy, green city. One of the city's most cherished green areas is Margaret Island, a nature preserve nestled in the Danube. The island is also home to a petting zoo, the Palatinus Water Park, and the Danubius Health Spa Resort.

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