There is so much artistic history beneath the city’s cobblestoned streets and countless limestone walls. You’ve definitely heard the age old saying “If only these walls could talk.” It’s time to get yourself behind the walls and come out on the other end a much more cultured traveller.
It’s time to cross these must-see spots off your bucket list.
Aria Hotel Budapest: For music lovers who’ve come to Budapest to take in the city’s sweet sounds, this is the place to be. Voted the number one hotel in the world, we promise you’ll feel like a rock star as soon as you step through the lobby doors. Lay your head down in a decked-out hotel room, styled to a particular genre of music, whether it be classical, jazz, opera or contemporary. Don’t just see all the musical culture Budapest has to offer, stay in it.
Budapest’s new National Theatre: This architectural gem hosts the country’s top theatrical productions and is an ode to Hungarian art culture. Enjoy a night of classic theatre or contemporary plays and take a walk among the stars – Hungarian stars, that is – in the surrounding park full of sculptures depicting Hungary’s most famous actors.
Palace of Arts: Culture lives here at the Palace of Arts. The impressive architectural marvel is home to the National Concert Hall, the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art and the Festival Theatre. This is Budapest’s one-stop-shop for world-class music, stunning art and moving theatre. The Palace also houses one of Europe’s most prestigious concert organs – an absolute must-see for all music lovers visiting Budapest.
Zelnik István Southeast Asian Gold Museum: All that glitters is gold in this unique museum featuring a vast collection of never-before-seen pure gold objects curated from a private collection belonging to Dr. István Zelnik. All of these shining artefacts hail from Cham, Khmer, Javanese and tribal Southeast Asian culture, some rare pieces dating back thousands of years. Patrons of the museum can also treat themselves to authentic Asian teas and more at The Aldár Sövény Teahouse and the Cabinet of Curiosities located on-site.
Hungarian Natural History Museum: An award-winning hotspot for families and solo travellers alike visiting Budapest. Learn all about the history of Hungarian nature through exhibitions featuring animals, minerals and plants native to the country. Be transported back millions of years to see what life was like in a country different than your own.