A 5 senses experience in Budapest
If you want to absorb a culture, whatever it is, you must stimulate each one of your senses with elements that you can only find in the place you visit. For example, if you taste a popular flavour, surprise your eyes with something interesting, listen to a beautiful recital, discover the smells of the flora of a local park or relax with a good massage with ancestral techniques of the area, you would get to live a 360 degrees experience. Today we tell you how you can get this experience with the 5 senses in the capital of Hungary.
Stimulate the taste
We begin with gastronomy. We suggest you to try the country's signature dish, the Goulash. For the realization of this recipe a kind of paprika from the area is used. This dish is a classic of Hungarian cuisine that dates back to the seventeenth century. It is a kind of meat stew with a base of onion, potatoes, red pepper and lard. Season with typical paprika.
Develop the smell
If you are one of the people who enjoy the smell of grass and flowers, what better than to do the digestion walking around Margaret Island. It is an island on the Danube, where you will find gardens, monuments and restoration areas in case you have dinner time. There is also a sports complex with public pools and a spa. There are several ways to access the island, by boat or on foot from one of the bridges that connect it to the city.
Pamper the touch
You can not leave Budapest without giving your skin a double thermal sensation in one of the largest thermal spas in Europe, the Széchenyi Spa. Can you imagine being in the water of an outdoor pool at 37 degrees while the ambient temperature of the surface is typical of frost? It is a contrast that you will never forget. If you visit the city in summer, there will not be so much contrast in temperatures, but the experience will be equally fantastic. This place has up to 15 different pools distributed both indoor and outdoor and you can accompany your experience with a massage or some of the wellness treatments they also offer.
Enjoy with the hearing
The Budapest Opera is a pleasure of sight and hearing. This place is simply awesome. It is one of the main tourist and cultural attractions of the city. During the day there are guided tours of the building that last about an hour where you will learn about the history of the Budapest Opera and a little more about the history of the country. If you want more, you can buy tickets to attend a performance, a ballet, a concert or an opera. There are performances almost every day (except in the summer months), and the weekends are the dates with the most passes and performances. In addition, the tickets are affordable even for the most privileged seats.
A feast for the sight
And finally, to say goodbye to this beautiful city with an indelible image, climb up the hill of Buda to reach the viewpoint Fisherman's Bastion. In addition to visiting a curious building, from there you can see the city of Budapest in postal format with the Parliament Building in the foreground. Perfect for taking some photos that you will want to show when you return.
To enjoy your trip with complete peace of mind, do not forget to exchange your Euros for Hungarian Florins. At Eurochange we have the best rates and total availability. Make your purchase of Hungarian Florins now on our website and pick it up at the nearest office or receive them at home (in Spain).
Enjoy the Pearl of the Danube!
May 13, 2019