Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and it is also famously referred to as the Queen of the Danube. It sits on both sides of the mighty river and that makes it breathtaking indeed. However it is the old architectural buildings and the grand designs that make the city a must visit for tourists. Sidewalk cafes, Magyar cuisines, Hungarian folk music and regal bridges make it the Paris of Eastern Europe.
For people who love medieval settings, then Budapest is their city. Here, you will get the best classical music of Eastern Europe, grand operas and other festivals that are European but have a Hungarian tinge. Initially, Buda and Pest were two different cities with Buda being the most affluent and medieval in nature while Pest was, and still is, the commercial center with modern buildings and shopping malls.