Pécs is a wonderful city that combines old-world charm with contemporary vibrancy, one that contains a premier cathedral, a host of conveniently placed museums and some worthy restaurants, and that is atmospheric by night and friendly by day.
Eger is one of the country's charmers, an enchanting town of cobbled streets, Baroque buildings and Bull’s Blood.
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The Mátra Hills stretch for around 50km, and the thousands who come here each year are after life’s simple pleasures – to hike among the forested hills and enjoy some of the country’s most beautiful scenery.
Tata Castle was constructed in the mid 14th century on a rocky outcrop ringed with water and marshland. At the end of the century, it became crown property and enjoyed a golden age as a beautiful Renaissance pile under kings Zsigmond and Mátyás.
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Lake Balaton, known as the ‘Hungarian sea’, sits in the middle of Transdanubia is where Hungarians come to play.
If Budapest is central Europe’s definitive city of superlatives, Esztergom is the town. Facing Slovakia across the water, it boasts the first and largest church in Hungary, and the oldest synagogue; as a settlement with a heritage spanning over 1,000 years, Esztergom has plenty to offer history buff
The Festetics Palace ranks among the most impressive aristocratic mansions in the country. It was originally built in the mid 18th century – the Baroque south wing dates to this period – before 19th-century extensions resulted in its pleasingly asymmetrical façade.
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Budapest's Heroes’ Square was one of the millennial projects, constructed to celebrate the anniversary of the supposed date of the Magyar arrival in the Carpathian Basin.
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Köszeg's maginificent Church of Jesus’ Heart has a 57m-tall bell tower which strikes at 11.00 each day in memory of the end of Suleiman’s siege.
While there are quaint narrow streets on Castle Hill, Budapest is characterised more typically by the broad and the bold.
Szentendre, bustling and touristy, is the first town of the Danube Bend, 19km north of Budapest.
Salami is extremely popular across Hungary – you'll find a wide selection on sale in both markets and supermarkets.
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The tower at Visegrád is one of the best-preserved Romanesque keeps in central Europe.
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Tihany Abbey was constructed in the 18th century by local, unskilled craftsmen.
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