When the winter holidays are approaching I become more and more excited, cause it's the best time of the year to travel and explore the festive look of the cites around Europe and not only. So I am looking forward to going to some of these places to feel all the fascination of the upcoming celebrations and to see all the surprises that the countries have prepared for the season. This time it was Budapest, the enchanting city so beautifully adorned with lights and decorations. If you have the occasion to go to Budapest during the winter holidays, don't hesitate to discover its best fairs concentrated around the center of the city, and here's a little review of them.
One of the most beautiful fairs in Budapest is located near St. Stephen's Basilica, where you can find a lot of souvenirs and handmade things which are typically Hungarian. So if you are looking for some gifts for your family and friends, here's the best place for it!
At the fair in St. Stephen's Basilica square you can also try some delicious Hungarian food. If you want to warm up, than some drinks like palinka or mulled wine will be the best option for you!
One more fair you'll find in the Vörösmarty tér Square, where you can feel very well the winter holidays spirit. Here you can listen to the joyful concerts, have a delicious meal with some traditional goodies and drink some gluehwein.
In the Vörösmarty tér Square you can also find the Gerbeaud patisserie, where the traditional Hungarian desserts are served. Along with the very tasty sweets you can enjoy a specially prepared coffee and feel really cosy in the delightful ambiance of one of the oldest and most famous cafes in Europe.
The street that impressed me most of all was the Fashion Street which links right to the Vörösmarty tér Square. The decorations are just mesmerizing here, and you are surrounded by lights, this creating the atmosphere of a real fairy tale.
And the last but not the least is the Váci street - the most famous pedestrian street in central Budapest, where a lot of shops, bars and restaurants are concentrated. It is the best place if you want to make some shopping on the winter sales.