Budapest .. a little paris
Our stay in Budapest is going to be memorable ...
We have heard much about Budapest. It is a city with a high level of praise.
It is the capital, and largest city in Hungary. With a population of 1.8 million, this is not going to be a quaint European town.
The city along the Danube River is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site with monuments that include the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, Gresham Palace and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge.
Known as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe", the city is famous for monuments reflecting 1,000 years of h history. The city sits on two sides of the river. The Pest side has the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses. It is a city of thermal baths.
One of the day trips out of Budapest could include:
The scenic landscapes of what is called the Danube Bend. This is written up to be the most scenic stretch of the Danube River includes:
This is a UNESCO World Heritage Monastery in the historic city of Gyor. The Benedictine abbey dates from the 13th century. The Arch-abbey Pannonhalma has a monumental library with more than 360,000 books and charters. There are also cloisters.
Gyor has the most beautiful Baroque city center is one of the most beautiful in Hungary.
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