As Hungary’s capital, Budapest is undoubtedly a destination that needs exploring. With Buda on the west bank of the River Danube and Pest on the east bank, Budapest became a unified city in 1873 and is a vibrant hub for business, design, art, culture and entertainment. Within Budapest’s Castle District, you will find the majestic Matthias Church, which is a great place to start your adventure. Steeped in a rich history, this 700-year-old building is both a church and a museum, that has seen numerous coronations and royal weddings. Adding to its beauty is the stunning view across the River Danube.
The House of Parliament is another beautiful structure that enhances the Danube panorama. Here, it is possible to see the grandeur of the Main Staircase and the spectacular Hungarian Crown Jewels. If you have an appreciation for architecture, then the Budapest Opera House is a must, as one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe. Cruising on the Danube and heading on to Gellért Hill will give you sweeping views of the city and surrounding stunning scenery.