Top Ten Things to Do in Budapest

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If your clients are looking for sights to see in Budapest, here are a few suggestions courtesy of the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

1. Walk across the Chain Bridge, the first bridge to connect the city’s two sides: Buda and Pest. (Remember, Buda is the hilly side with the castle, while Pest is the flat downtown side.)

2. Explore Castle Hill, located on the Buda side. Take the funicular to the hilltop for a walking tour of the historic enclave that adjoins the former Royal Palace, now home to art and history museums.

3. Take a Danube River cruise for panoramic views of Buda and Pest – giving a visitor a complete overview of the city.

4. Window-shop on the pedestrian boulevard, Váci utca. Stop for a pastry at the popular Gerbeaud Café, established in 1858, and spend some time people-watching.

5. For foodies, there is the Central Market Hall – Europe’s largest food market. Shop with the locals and sample traditional Hungarian fare.

6. Take in a performance of opera or ballet at the century-old gilded Budapest Opera House.

7. Hungary is a land of thermal springs, and Budapest remains the world’s only capital city with plenty of thermal waters. Try visiting one of the city’s old-world thermal baths.

8. Go for a stroll on Andrássy Avenue all the way to Heroes’ Square.

9. The Dohány Street Central Synagogue is the second-largest in the world, topped only by one in New York. It's artwork, pictured above, is also worth exploring.

10. Visit Hungary’s Parliament Building, a dazzling example of Neo-Gothic architecture. The Hungarian Crown Jewels are a highlight of the official tour.

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