Nicknamed “Paris of the East” and with the Danube River crossing right through it, it’s no wonder Budapest was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List for its cultural and architectural significance. People the world over visit this historically-rich city to become acquainted with its make impressive landmarks, contemporary postmodern designs and multitude of major works commissioned in the late 19th century to mark the millennium since the Magyars’ arrival in Hungary. The city is named after its two most well-known districts, those of Buda on the eastern bank of the Danube and Pest on the hilly west bank just opposite. These districts were once two distinct cities and since their unification in 1873, the Danube, once a dividing line, has become the heart of the capital itself, providing its most splendid vistas, from both banks.
May 3, 2016