Possibly even more beautiful than Paris, although some may argue(!), and not a busy as Prague- Budapest is nearly at the top of my most favourite cities in Europe!
This ancient city is rife with history unlike many others in Europe- and as the countries name may suggest: Atilla the Hun makes his entrance into Central Europe!
Buda and Pest line both sides of the Danube river is spectacular fashion. There is the old palace and St Mattias Cathederal on the Buda side, and the iconic Houses of Parliament on the other. Joining these two cities is the famous Chain Bridge.
Things to do and see in Budapest
A river cruise, at least by night, is essential. There are many companies offering cruises, some even with dinner.
St Mattias Church and the Fishermans Bastion offer great views over the city as well as freshly restores artwork on the church walls.
The Széchenyi Thermal Baths are a hike from the centre of town but worth it to experience what the traditional spas are all about in Budapest.
Food and Drink
The Central Markets sell salamis, fresh fruit and veg, fish and also cooked meals such as Goulash Soup and Langos. You have to try the Langos- they are delicious!