In the winter months, you need a little break away from the stresses of Christmas, traffic jams and work, to help you rest and recharge.
Budapest might be a beautiful place to visit all year round, but it’s in the winter months we love to go. Snow-lined streets and Christmas markets are at the top of our travel agenda, so we have teamed up with Hungarian beauty brand Omorovicza to discover some beautiful little gems…
Take Afternoon Tea at Café Gerbeaud
Famous all over Europe for their delicate confectionery and patisserie work, Café Gerbeaud is the perfect place to take afternoon tea on your winter break.
It is one of the most famously traditional places to take tea and coffee; not just in Hungary, but throughout Europe. Founded in 1858, the company is now renowned for its excellent cakes and pastries, and is a beautiful little gem not to be missed if you visit.
Plus, the decorations at Christmas are just beautiful, and the sweet treats even more delightful.
Stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
The beautiful Four Seasons Hotel overlooks the city’s famous Danube River, and is located at the end of the Chain Bridge, making it one of the most central locations for you to stay in Budapest.
It has incredible views of the Buda Hills, and is a real reflection of the beautiful cultural and historic roots of the city.
Visit St. Stephen’s Basilica
As the largest Church in Budapest, it’s of the same calibre and size as a Cathedral, and is a real cultural gem not to be missed.
You can see amazing and unfiltered views of the city by walking up the stairs to the observation deck, located in the famous dome. Although it’s free to enter the Church itself, you will need to pay to go to the Observation Deck, which costs 500 HUF.
Plus, in St. Stephen’s Square, it is dotted with beautiful and traditional Hungarian café’s, where you can indulge in some festive treats.
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Indulge in one of Hungary’s famous Thermal Baths
The Szechenyi Thermal Bath is one of the most prestigious in all of Budapest and throughout Hungary.
Open all year long, and even in snowfall (which makes it that little bit more beautiful), the thermal waters are said to help heal a number of conditions, from skin afflictions to easing pains from arthritis.
If you can’t get to Budapest?
If you can’t find the time to get to Budapest this side of Christmas, don’t fear.
Omorovicza is a Hungarian skincare brand, which utilises the thermal waters from Budapest in all of their products, as well as Moor Mud from the city’s spas’ to help you enjoy and indulge in a little Hungarian beauty without actually stepping into the country.