According to Ethnicityology, Hungary has a huge number of unique monuments and natural attractions, which attract many tourists to the country. This is the mild climate of the country, and the most interesting architectural monuments, and healing springs. One of the directions of tourism in Hungary is health trips. It is here that the famous lake Heviz is located, which is famous for its therapeutic mud and hot healing springs. The water of the lake is very saturated with mineral salts, and the silt of the lake bottom is used for medical procedures against various diseases. The area of Heviz is 47,500 square meters, which makes it the largest thermal lake in Europe. In addition to Heviz, tourists in Hungary are attracted by another famous lake – Balaton. In summer, you can spend a wonderful vacation here, not only swimming in crystal clear and transparent water. At the service of tourists there are various water entertainments – water skiing, surfing, yachting and wonderful fishing. And in the evening you can relax in a restaurant on the lake shore, enjoying Tokay wine while the chefs grill the carp you caught on the coals. Another famous landmark of Hungary is its capital, Budapest. Some romantics, in love with the beauty of the city, call Budapest “the pearl of the Danube”. The capital of Hungary consists of three separate parts, each of which has its own history and characteristics. Plain Pest was known in ancient times, when it was one of the fortified points of the Roman legionnaires. Mountain Buda is located on the right bank of the Danube and occupies about a third of the capital of the Hungarian capital. Until 1873, Obuda was even an independent city, and only then became an integral part of the capital. Buda and Pest are connected by the huge Lantzhid Bridge, which is one of the majestic and most beautiful bridges in Europe. Budapest has a huge number of interesting architectural monuments, which rightfully make the Hungarian capital one of the most beautiful European cities. While in Budapest, you should definitely see such architectural monuments as the Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the National Opera, and the Royal Palace. Ancient streets, beautiful squares and extraordinary beauty of houses make tourists wander around the city and admire its picturesque views.
National cuisine of Hungary
Hungarian cuisine is distinguished by the variety of prepared dishes and their high satiety. Preference is given to meat dishes, for which there are a huge number of recipes. Meat dishes in Hungarian cuisine have their own cooking characteristics. First of all, onion and paprika are always used in cooking, and there are dozens of variations on their use. Another feature – meat dishes are a cross between the first and second courses. Even goulash, known throughout Europe, is a thick soup with stew, paprika and vegetables. In addition to the famous goulash, you should definitely try the delicious Pörkölt – meat stewed with onions and paprika. You should also try paprikash – this is the same perkelt, but with the use of sour cream, in which meat or chicken is stewed. Such dishes are also very tasty, like ear “halasle”, “lecho”, “token”. Debrecen sausages, which are made from pork or beef with the addition of paprika, are also very popular. Due to the peculiarities of the cooking recipe, they retain their delicate and juicy taste, and therefore they are liked not only by local residents, but also by numerous tourists. Speaking of Hungarian cuisine, the local types of dessert should also be mentioned without fail. Gundel pancakes, Esterhazy cakes, Dobos cake can appeal even to those who are not very fond of sweets. Of course, Hungarian wines should also be noted. Especially famous is Tokay wine, which was popular in medieval Europe. It is also worth tasting the taste of the famous Hungarian apricot vodka, which is distinguished by its originality.
Visa to Hungary
Hungary is one of the European countries that have signed the Schengen Agreement. To enter the territory of Hungary, citizens of Russia and other CIS countries need to obtain a Schengen visa. For a tourist trip to Hungary, you need to obtain a tourist visa, and for this you will need to prepare the following documents: – a foreign passport, while its validity should not be less than 3 months from the date of completion of the trip to Hungary; – a photocopy of the first page of the passport with the tourist’s data indicated on it; – a color photograph measuring 3.5 by 4.5 cm, without corners and ovals, taken on a plain light background; – a questionnaire filled out personally in Latin in block letters; – documents confirming the availability of a hotel reservation, or a travel agency voucher with all necessary signatures and seals; – the original and a photocopy of a certificate from the place of work, made on the letterhead of the organization. The certificate must indicate the position of the tourist, his work experience and salary; mandatory – the date of issue of the certificate with the outgoing number; – instead of a certificate from work, you can also submit documents confirming the financial viability of the tourist (at the rate of 50 euros per day for the entire duration of the trip) – bank statement, income statement, etc.; – medical policy (original and copy) with insurance coverage in the amount of at least 30 thousand euros; – copies or booking of railway or air tickets in both directions. confirming the financial viability of the tourist (at the rate of 50 euros per day for the entire duration of the trip) – bank statement, income statement, etc.; – medical policy (original and copy) with insurance coverage in the amount of at least 30 thousand euros; – copies or booking of railway or air tickets in both directions. confirming the financial viability of the tourist (at the rate of 50 euros per day for the entire duration of the trip) – bank statement, income statement, etc.; – medical policy (original and copy) with insurance coverage in the amount of at least 30 thousand euros; – copies or booking of railway or air tickets in both directions.