Budapest is the capital of Hungry and the largest city in Middle Europe. It is divided into two areas by the Danube River: Buda which is the western side and Pest which is the eastern side. The city has four distinct seasons because of its temperate climate. It is best to go here during spring time when it is sunny.
The history of this city began in the town of Aquincum which was discovered around 89 AD when it was still a Celtic settlement. Budapest was invaded by the Hungarians during the 9th century but was taken over by the Mongols in the 12th century. After the war and the reign of the Ottomans, Budapest was unified in 1873 entering the age of prosperity.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Budapest has many cultural and musical events which attracts millions of people each year. The most popular is the annual Sziget Festival, which is like the “Woodstock” of the new generation. Suited for the more mature is the Budapest Spring Festival, which is a traditional music and arts fest. The best place to start sightseeing in Budapest is on the Castle Hill where you can find the Royal Palace, Matthias Church, National Gallery and Fisherman's Bastion. There are also many museums in this area such as the e Historical Museum of Budapest and Music Museum.
Since Budapest is a huge city, it is best to explore it via the metro, tram or subway. If you are planning to go in just one area, it is best to go around by foot.