Budapest, built in the grand style of the Hapsburgs, has a legacy of fine baroque, neo-Classical and Art Nouveau buildings and broad avenues. From the Castle Hill district to the sophisticated Vaci shopping street, the urban energy is palpable. Tour the “Paris of the East” including the Royal Castle, the Church of Saint Matthew, and the Fisherman’s Bastion on the Buda Hill side of the Danube. Continue to the Pest side of the river to admire Hero’s Square, the Cathedral of Saint Stephen and the Parliament.
PUBLISHED: July 24, 2013