Compared to other big European cities like Paris, Berlin or Barcelona the perceptions of Budapest are very contradictory.
Some view the city as a party mecca with an incredible nightlife and affordable at that, but others have this very classical view of it referring to Budapest as the “Pearl of the Danube”, thinking about the legacy of a great composer like Franz Liszt, for example.
However, the reality of it is that contemporary Budapest has a lot more to offer. If you are visiting the city consider renting an apartments, some of the main reasons to rent Budapest apartments are as follows:
Maybe one of the most convincing arguments that speaks in favor of renting in Budapest is how affordable living here is. Compared to other big cities eating out in restaurants and sightseeing is cheaper.
The entrance fees to museums won’t cost more than $6 and a several course meal at a high-end restaurant will cost you about $25 per person. Although Hungary is part of the European Union it doesn’t use the Euro as is actual curreny.
The Hungarian currency is called Forint (HUF) and the current exchange rate is about $1 – 220 HUF.
Street Art in Budapest
Street art is becoming a more present phenomenon in urban areas and curiously in the case of Budapest a lot of street art is found in the historical Old Jewish Quarter.
It is quite interesting to see this contemporary art next to buildings of such historical value. One of the most present artists in the streets of the Jewish quarter is Kétfarkú Kutya which translated means Two Tailed Dog.
This artist is known for the political content in his works.
Last but not least the many thermal baths and spas in Budapest need to be pointed out. These days our fast-paced society stresses us out and the demand for places to relax and get pampered continuously grows.
While staying over in apartments in Budapest treat yourself to a day at the spa. Underneath the city there is a huge thermal water cave system and the water contains many beneficial minerals that will revitalize both body and mind.
Many of the baths have a lot of history and the buildings are incredibly beautiful and need to be seen.