Budapest is divided by the River Danube. Its 19th century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district on the Western side with the flat Pest district on the Eastern side. Why not take the funicular, which runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town. Trinity Square is home to 13th Century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views. This is a city of surprises, with its dynamic city centre, tall church spires and lavish spas. There are hundreds of ways to discover Budapest beginning with Gellért Hill where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city from the Citadel. Cross the river for the most magnificent building on the Pest embankment, the Parliament. For sacred wonders, visit the tallest building in the city, Saint Stephen's Basilica and one of the largest synagogues in the world, the Dohány Street Synagogue. Heroes' Square will give you a peek into the romantic past of the country and in Memento Park you'll have a chance to enjoy a modern history lesson in the open. If you are looking for a bit of romance, why not take a stroll along the Danube promenade or head to the leafy Margaret Island. If you are content to spend time in the city centre, then why not visit Váci utca, one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares and perhaps the most famous street of central Budapest with a large amount of restaurants and shops to enhance your day.
When travelling north from Budapest along the Danube you will discover beautiful panoramas and wonderful architecture where the old river turns south. Szentendre with its colourful houses, narrow alleys and museums, is the one of the most frequently visited tourist centre along the Danube. The largest open air museum in Hungary is located on the outskirts of the city, which shows the authentic Hungarian village life. Szentendre is famous for its artistic and cultural life.
So do not forget to add Hungary to your bucket list of things to see and do next time you visit Europe.