Things To Do
Abundant in national parks, Tura is a place where you can lace up your hiking boots again and again. Set off on the winding forest trails at Mátrai Landscape Protection Area before stopping at the top for panoramic views – perhaps glimpsing eagles soaring above. Or you could head to Bükki National Park, home to lakes, waterfalls, and a variety of wildlife.
You won’t miss the bright colours, flowers, and swirling patterns of Hungarian folk art, which adorns everything from plates to traditional dress. If you’re in Budapest for the day, take in the stirring sounds of the country’s folk music in a pub or tanchaz (‘dance house’). And when it comes to a long, muscle-soothing soak after a day of sightseeing, dip into the city’s famous thermal baths. Many have strikingly beautiful art nouveau features.
FOOD & DRINK
Tura serves up all the hearty Hungarian favourites: goulash, chicken paprikash, pancakes, stews and filling soups. Wash this all down with one of the country’s celebrated wines, such as the full-bodied Bikavér (‘bull’s blood’) vintage from the Eger region. Craft beer fans will absolutely love Budapest’s ‘ruin’ bars, eccentric hangouts hidden away in the city’s dilapidated buildings.