Budapest, with the majestic Danube in the middle. Buda, with its romantic atmosphere on one hand, and Pest, a dynamic cultural center on the other. One would have to be sharp to find another city in the world with such beautiful natural settings and a rich architectural and historical heritage, offering an unparalleled combination of culture, fine cuisine, and thermal baths.
The Buda side, with its historical thermal baths, the Royal Palace, the Matthias Church, and the zigzagging alleys encompassing the Castle District, emanates a sense of tranquility. On the other hand, thanks to its rich museums, the Parliament, the Great Market Hall, St. Stephen’s Basilica (surrounded by pedestrian streets), and the inspiring atmosphere of the “Jewish quarter”, Pest offers a bustling, vibrant scene.
The Hungarian capital deserves to be called a city with living history. As a spa city, Budapest is more than the sum of its bathing facilities, as it offers a unique blend of Roman, Turkish, and European bathing cultures. Budapest is no longer limited to restaurants, outdoor terraces, and coffee houses, but rather features a cuisine consisting of a blend of traditional Hungarian flavors and the latest dining trends.
Budapest is also a peaceful meeting point of religions and cultures, a coexistence of the spiritual heritage of East and West. Budapest is a melting pot of wide-ranging subcultures, making it worth a visit as it’s a familiar and safe metropolis with a human face that also offers a wealth of novelties, experiences, and surprises for open-minded visitors.