• Budapest spa
    Hungary

    Budapest – the city of spas

    Hippocrates, the father of medicine, once said: “Nature is the physician of our diseases”. Nature has been unusually bountiful towards Hungary: the country sits on one of the most precious geothermal and medicinal water resources. That’s why the local culture of bathing goes back two thousand years. Of the 1300 thermal springs registered in the country, nearly 300 are used for bathing. About 130 of medicinal and mineral water springs are located in Budapest! Budapest is definitely a spa capital, with many different types of spas – you can choose from party spas to traditional roman or Turkish baths. Hungary is blessed with an abundance of natural thermal springs, which…

  • The Grassalkovich Castle
    Hungary

    Gödöllő: the most impressive palace in Budapest

    The Grassalkovich Castle is one of the largest and most important monuments of Budapest’s Palace architecture. Count Antal Grassalkovich I, its builder, was a typical figure of the Hungarian aristocracy and a confidant of Empress Maria Theresa. It is said that the construction of the palace began in 1733. The palace underwent a few modifications and enlargements during the 18th century. Interestingly, besides the residential part, the building contained a theatre, church, hothouse, riding-fall, orangery, greenhouse, and was surrounded by a beautiful park. After the significant part of the Grassalkovich family died out, the palace had several owners, and in 1867 it was bought for the King of Hungary. Hungarian…