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Hungary is simply fascinating by its history, natural gems, cuisine and architecture, offering a wide range of opportunities for its guests. The country naturally increases its popularity more and more each passing year. Even though shining out especially in cultural tourism, Hungary is also assertive in health tourism with its famous thermal springs, even regarded as one of the most significant centers of Europe in this respect. Standing out by the charming atmosphere of the Danube River flowing through, Hungary is also appealing by its entertaining festivals.
If you are also interested in getting to know this magical land closer and visiting the enjoyable cities, take a look at the flights to Hungary by Turkish Airlines now to start planning your travel without delay.
It is very easy to fly to the Hungarian capital Budapest with Turkish Airlines. Direct flights between Istanbul Airport (IST) and Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD), the busiest airport countrywide, take nearly an hour and fifty five minutes. The flights in this route continue ceaselessly all year round.
Hungary can be visited all seasons; the country hosts an extra crowd especially in the months of summer, as many festivals take place during this season. Probably the most remarkable festival, Sziget is held every year in August at the capital Budapest. The festival with a unique liberal philosophy, where you can fully enjoy the music, hosts worldwide famous groups and singers. The island where festival is organized is named “Island of Freedom”.
Before the start of Sziget, you may also consider joining the various music festivals held successively countrywide. July would be the busiest month in terms of vigorous events. Bankito held in Bank, EFOTT in Velence, Volt in Sopron and Balatan Sound in Zamardi all bring the globally known music groups together with their audience. You may set an entertaining music festival program following the dates of these festivals, and turn your vacation into an unforgettable adventure by a wonderful closure with Sziget.
Szentendre Summer Festival at the capital Budapest in the end of July and the beginning of August promises and enthusiastic atmosphere to the guests as well. The Chain Bridge is closed to the traffic and the district resembles a total feast during this festival.
The most traditional festival in the country is without a doubt Busojaras Festival in Mohacs. Held in February or March, people take to the streets with scary costumes and masks to welcome spring.
The country is in high demand during all these vivacious festival season. It would therefore be recommendable to book your flight in advance if you are also planning a visit to Hungary during these periods.
The shining star amongst the utterly beautiful Hungarian cities is of course the capital Budapest. The city comprises of old and new settlement districts named Buda and Pest, divided by the beautiful Danube River flowing through the city. The most known icon of Budapest is its spas resembling indoor pools, the most famous of which is Szechenyi. These hot tubs which serve both in summer and winter bring in a large number of visitors especially in the months of winter. Buda Castle situated in the hill of Old Town district can be reached by the historic funicular. Heroes’ Square, Danube Pedestrian Road, Parliament Building and Jewish Quarter are among the significant landmarks of the city.
Szentendre, which is a bit outside Budapest is one of the closest settlements to the capital. If you happen to be here, do not forget to visit the Belgrade Cathedral and Lázár Cár Square. Esztergom, located 60 kilometers from Budapest is remarkable for its Esztergom Castle which has an important place in Ottoman and Hungarian history and Esztergom Basilica enthralling with a splendid landscape. Another popular city in the country, Pecs is highly appealing by Mosque Hasan Pasha from Yakova and the tomb of Idris Baba. The second largest city Debrecen is home to Hortobagy National Park, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, a crowd-pulling destination countrywide.
You may use the bus services to reach other cities in Hungary; however if you are looking for a more comfortable and practical option, you may also consider renting a car to set a more comprehensive travel plan.