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The gentle infrastructures of Hungary’s towns and villages sit upon an altogether more imposing land of rugged terrain, mystical-looking villages and neoclassical churches and schools. Head to the capital, Budapest as well as Szeged, Sopron and Debrecen for architectural beauty at every turn, you’ll even stumble across Roman ruins and medieval townhouses. Some tourist favourites include Reök Palace in Szeged and the Mosque Church in Pécs.
Take to the waters
Hungary is well known for having over 300 thermal springs that have been used by locals for therapeutic, medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of years. Authentic bathhouses are still in use across Hungary but some of the venues have modernised, chlorinated waters that bubble and spurt at different temperatures in locations across the country.
Get stuck into traditions
Folk traditions have been rife in Hungary for hundreds of years and many of the structures in the country are adorned with stunning folk paintings along their walls and ceilings. The Bereg region still celebrates the traditional dress of the Hollókő people to this day, stitching their own smocks, skirts and slippers. Traditional ‘festivals’ are held across the country where typical Hungarian folk music can be heard and dances can be learnt.
A taste of sophistication
Still known as one of the most sophisticated food regions in Europe, Hungary is one of the food centres of the world and serves cuisine that you’re sure to remember forever. Largely dating from the 19th century, the popularity of the local food centres really took hold. The produce, wine and stews of Hungary are now known as some of the best in the world.