Budapest is simply divided into the two cities (Buda and Pest). Buda – The hilly West side of the Danube and which holds many of Budapest’s best known attractions and Pest – The flat East side of the Danube, covering the modern commercial core of the city.
Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” is steeped in history, culture and natural beauty. We captured with our cameras various sights such as the 300-foot dome of St. Stephen’s Basilica, the landmark Chain Bridge which was completed in 1849, this bridge was the first to be built across the Hungarian section of the Danube and is now considered to be one of the city’s major landmarks, and not forgetting the beautiful view of the medieval Castle Hill where located are the Royal Palace and the Matthias Church which are among the most popular attractions in Budapest.
Although part of the the EU, Forint rather than Euro is the official currency in Hungary. As we visited at the height of Summer, we were delighted that the hot daily temperature was well over 30°C (86°F).
Hungarian dishes are primarily based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh bread, cheeses and honey. The Hungarian Gulash was one of our favourites and a must try
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed Budapest.