HelloMondo / Hungary
Famous for its thermal baths, spas, classical music tradition and nature landscapes, Hungary is a popular tourist destination in Europe. Discover this country and its capital rich in history and traditions.
Hungary is a popular tourist destination in central Europe. Its capital, Budapest, has a lot to offer: several museums (like Hungarian National Gallery), the Parliament Building and the City Park. Also popular are the Lake Balaton and the Western Transdanubia.
The number of days to visit the country depends on you and your needs: if you want to relax or run from one place to another. In any case, 3 or 4 days seem to be enough but nothing prevents you from extending your stay
The best time to go quietly to Hungary is in spring or autumn, thus avoiding the high presence of tourists typical of the summer season.
Discover the best cities of Hungary and best places to visit.
|Time in Hungary
UTC +1 (CET)
Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
|Religion (census 2011)
|54,3% Christianity (39% Catholicism, 11.8% Protestantism, 3,5% Other Christian)
|9.730.000 (2021 estimate)
|Unesco World Heritage Sites
As of 2021, there are 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven of which are cultural sites and one, the Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, is a natural site.
Budapest is called the “Paris of the East“. Like Paris and the Seine, it is build along the Danube. Indeed, this river divides the capital into two parts: Buda and Pest, as Paris is divided between the left and the right side.
Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is surrounded by seven countries, including Austria to the west and Slovakia to the north.
Hungarian gastronomy is reductively associated only with the massive use of paprika. This spice is not the only spice that is the protagonist of Magyar cuisine. A trick to mitigate and contrast the strong spicy taste is to order the téifol, the sour cream obtained by mixing yougurt and milk cream. Traditional Hungarian dishes are primarily based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits bread, and dairy products. In addition to the famous goulash, there are also delicious desserts such as dobostorte or Grundel palcsinta.
One of the most complicated puzzles to solve, namely the Rubik’s Cube, is of Hungarian origin. This artist who invented it was born in Hungary. Alongside his name, the country can also count 13 Nobel Prize winners and the magician Harry Houdini also born in the Hungarian capital.