Queen of the Danube
When you visit this vibrant city you discover why Budapest is called the “Queen of the Danube”. The remains of old fortresses stand side by side with still operating Turkish baths, Gothic and Baroque buildings, and the wonderful Art Nouveau heritage. Despite its spectacular development in recent years, the city has preserved its charm ensuring an unforgettable experience to all who visit!
The city known as Budapest actually consists of 3 cities: Obuda, the oldest section; Buda, in the gently rolling hills on the western bank, famous for its Castle Hill; and bustling Pest with its shopping and commercial districts on the east bank. Budapest is also known for its many festivals several major events are held in the city every year and whichever time of year you decide to visit, something will be happening!
Eight bridges link Buda to Pest but the Chain Bridge is the first and most famous, with its solid arches and lion statues. Great photo opportunity.
1 Clark Ádám tér.Website
The Buda Royal Place has risen phoenix-like from the ashes of many wars, within the palace’s partially reconstructed walls, lies a vast museum complex, definitely worth a visit.
I Budavári Palota, Dísz tér 17Website
The Zsolnay pyrogranite tiles of Matthias church are as colourful and richly patterned as snakeskin, inside is a melange styles from the 13th to 19th centuries.
I Szentháromság tér 2.Website
The edifice, with its elegant neo-Renaissence dome, topped by a pointy neo-gothic spire stretches for over 250m along the river Danube. Guided tours allow entrance to a wealth of marble and gold, columns and statues within.