The capital city of Hungary, Budapest, is the most populous city in the country as well as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It provides a wonderful mixture of historical monuments, fascinating architecture, scrumptious food, vibrant nightlife, and thermal waters. Excellent healthcare services are the newest addition that has attracted people to visit the city. Medical tourists can easily combine their treatments or recovery period with an amazing holiday. With highly qualified medical professionals, modern medical facilities, treatments with significantly lower costs, and a friendly environment, Budapest attracts more and more medical tourists each year. Dental treatments, as well as plastic and cosmetic surgery, are the most popular treatments in the city. Two of the highest-ranked medical facilities are Premium Plastic Surgery Clinic and Dr. Molnar Clinic.
Budapest is home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Experience the incredible Danube panorama and countless historical monuments of the Castle district. Tourists can also explore the Labyrinth under the castle. Stroll around Andrássy Avenue and Heroes Square to see the most impressive buildings in the city, such as the State Opera House. Another great way to enjoy the city’s best sights is by visiting the banks of the Danube River, where tourists can enjoy an enchanting view of the Hungarian Parliament Building and it is one of the largest buildings in Hungary designed with Gothic Revival style that will leave anyone in awe. The city also has a City Park, where tourists can see a replica of Transylvanian Vajdahunyad Castle, visit a zoo, or enjoy the Széchenyi Bath.
Ferenc Liszt International Airport, known as “Ferihegy,” connects Budapest to many cities around the Globe, mainly Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Budget airlines such as Wizz Air, EasyJet, and Ryanair operate flights to and from this airport. Budapest is small enough to explore on foot or by bike. However, metro, trams, trolleybuses, buses, taxis, and the HÉV suburban train line are also available to get around the city.
Hungary grants visa-free entry for citizens of EU/EEA member and 33 other countries. Citizens of the US and Canada can also enter the country for up to 90 days. The country is also a part of the Schengen Agreement. Therefore, tourists who hold a Schengen Visa do not need to apply for a new visa.
With four distinct seasons, Budapest is a year-round destination. Summer tends to be nice and warm, starting from May until mid-September. Note that May and June will experience heavy showers. Autumn has moderate temperatures and little rains. November to March is the winter months, which can be very cold. Spring has pleasant weather and warmer temperatures.
- Local Currency: The official currency is the Hungarian Forint. 1 USD will get you approximately 299 HUF.
- Money & Payments: Many ATMs accept international cards. Credit cards can be used in most restaurants, hotels, and sometimes in taxis. Tipping is not necessary but will be appreciated.
- Local Language: The official language is Hungarian and many people in tourist areas can speak English.
- Local Culture and Religion: Christianity is the major religion followed by Judaism.
- Public holidays: The city has various public holidays. Christian holidays such as Easter and Christmas are the most celebrated public holidays.