Győr is one of Hungary’s prized tourist gems, with more historic monuments than any city in the country outside the capital city of Budapest. The magnificent baroque town center has been painstakingly restored. Győr's strategic location on the banks of the Danube midway between Budapest and Vienna in Austria brings it a lot of thoroughfare and travelers who are seeking overnight lodging. Another reason that people come here is for taking a dip in the medicinal waters of the Rába Quelle Bath, which allegedly have great healing powers. You will have to move around quite a lot, so book your car rental in Győr right now and work out a plan to see as much of the city as possible.
The recorded history of the Győr Basilica dates back to more than 1000 years ago to 1009 AD. Get a car for hire in Győr and see Saint Ladislaus' Herm. Although the herm was brought to Győr in 1607, the bones were taken from Saint Ladislaus' tomb centuries prior to 1192. Dóczy Chapel, which was built in 1486, is one of the oldest buildings that is still in its original condition. The eighteenth-century towers of the Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola are a major landmark in Győr. Do not miss the Ark of the Covenant, another beautiful baroque relic from the eighteenth century.
The overall top-rated hotel is the Ibis Győr on 9021 Szent István Way 10. The hotel is quite affordable, with a high standard for accommodations, common-use facilities, and proper service. Another affordable and decent hotel is the Hotel Famulus on 9027 Budai Way 4. Hotel Raba is a good choice if you are looking for something more upscale in a prime location.
The Rába Quelle Bath is located at the confluence of the Mosoni–Danube and Rába rivers on a great spot that overlooks the historic town center. The open-air thermal bath is qualified as having medicinal waters and has three different sections. One is the pleasure section with five pools and two water slides. There is a waterfall, a cave, and a Jacuzzi. The second section is for treatments, with heated thermal pools, massage therapists, and physiotherapists providing treatment for free. The third section is a sauna garden with a huge Jacuzzi and steam cabins.
One of the advantages of a visit to Győr is that it opens up a lot of possibilities to continue the vacation elsewhere. You can get a car for rent in Győr and be in Budapest after 1 hour and 10 minutes on the E-75 if you do not stop along the way at Tatabanya or Bicske. Vienna is also 1 hour and 10 minute away when you’re going the other way on the E-75 and A-4, with a stop in between at Mosonmagyaróvár to see its famous castle.
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