A City of Two Halves
The Danube River flows through the middle of Hungary’s capital, where centuries-old culture, architecture and archaeological relics tell the story of its past. On one side of the river is Buda, characterised by Buda Castle, medieval streets, world-class museums and Roman ruins. On the other side, Pest embodies the city’s modern character, with leafy squares, grand parliament buildings and riverside promenades.
Visitors to Budapest find themselves in a flourishing cosmopolitan city whose vibrant Art Nouveau buildings are on a par with Barcelona’s. Geo-thermal waters bubble to the surface from deep underground, giving rise to a spa culture which dates back to the Romans.
The following cultural routes have stops in Budapest: Réseau Art Nouveau Network and European Route of Historical Thermal Towns.