The Danube River runs through Budapest and separates it into two parts: Buda is on one side and Pest on the other. The city is born of the union between these two sides and the ancient city of Obuda. Nicknamed the pearl of the Danube, Budapest offers its vistors a multitude of cultural activities with its numerous museums, theatres and two operas. The heights of Buda can be accessed by cable car. This allows you to view numerous historical sites, including the Royal Castle or the Gellert Mountain and its citadel. From the top of the mountain, you will not tire of the lovely view of the rooftops on the Pest side of the city and it is actually on this side that you will find the city centre, surrounded by lots of popular shopping streets.
As for architecture, you just have to look around you to realise that Budapest reunites an impressive number of architectural styles: from Neogothic to Art Nouveau, passing by the Baroque style. However, you must not forget that the Hungarian capital is also the city of thermal baths and its inhabitants regularly visit them in groups. More than 80 thermal springs have been listed here, which enables litre upon litre of curative water to be provided to 14 baths around the city.