Budapest is unique. It is full of buzzing youthful nightlife, a world-class classical music scene and famous thermal baths. The capital of Hungary has a lot to offer: museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools - there is something for everyone here. Often described as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe", Budapest is famous both for monuments reflecting its own 1,000-year-old culture and for the relics and heritage of others who settled here such as the Romans and Turks.
The capital has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube River, representing two different characters of the city. Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins, whereas the dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and cafés.
Historical sights that can't be missed include:
- State Opera House
- Central Market Hall
- City Park
- Hero's Square