3 Most Romantic Spots in Budapest

If you’re an incurable romantic looking for a great place to take your better half, here’s my advice: don’t go anywhere beyond Hungary’s capital, Budapest.

Unlike Prague, another European capital that’s popular with tourists, Budapest has managed to stay away from the beer-sprayed parties and remain a calm, peaceful, ideal romantic getaway. There are several places where you can enjoy some time with your beloved one, and plenty of charming, historical attractions that will add to those meaningful moments.

Here are just three of the best things that this city has to offer; indeed, they don’t seem so romantic at a first sight, but that’s the catch: they’ll surely surprise you into finding, once again, that sweet thrill of love.

1. Margaret Island

A seductive, long stretch of land located on the Danube River, which separates Buda and Pest — the two parts of the city — Margaret Island is the ideal place for a walk among the trees, a picnic on one of the filled-with-flowers meadows and a drink served at one of the bars in the area. Taking its name from Saint Margaret, who lived a quiet life here from the age 10 until her death, the island is a famous location among both tourists and locals, the last ones coming here to jog after a stressful working day.

Because motor vehicles (except those used by police) are prohibited, tranquillity and fresh air make Margaret Island a place where anyone can detach from the daily noise and rush. Margaret Bridge, together with Arpad Bridge (the longest bridge in Budapest) links the shores to the island, so even the road leading to your romantic destination will be a real pleasure.

The musical fountain is among the most popular attractions of the island. Here, the water and the music are chasing each other in terms of depth and intensity. The Palatinus water park is also very famous (especially during the summer), as well as the Japanese garden (with its artificial waterfall) and the Water Tower (built in the Art Nouveau style).

2. Széchenyi Thermal Baths

The largest thermal baths in Europe are located right here in Budapest, in Varosliget Park. The less known thing about this spot is that it creates an outstanding and intimate getaway for some romantic moments. You can easily reach it by the subway, getting off at the stop called Szechenyi furdo.

Budapest is renowned for its thermal baths. Relaxation in the warm and clear waters is one of the city’s main attractions. Szechenyi baths are some of the oldest in the city and also the cleanest and most hospitable, in my opinion. They can mislead once you get here, but all you have to do is to take a towel, rent a locker (in which you’ll put your clothes) and be careful not to lose the key!

It features three indoor pools, depending on how hot you like the water to be. You will find a sauna and other psycho-therapeutic options and facilities. The experience that the both of you will enjoy is not limited to the bath itself — the building deserves to be admired for its enchanting decor and impressive scenery. Built in 1913, it is a perfect example of neo-classical architecture.

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