Budapest once used to be a city of two halves, with Buda and Obuda on the West of the River Danube and Pest on the East. Before the two came together, Budapest as it once was, had been invaded by the Ottomans who occupied the city in 1541. Eventually, after over 140 years, Hungary regained control but a reminder of the Turks remains with their beautifully constructed bathing facilities around the city.
Nowadays, Budapest is a thriving city after Buda and Pest united together in 1873. It is now the 6th most popular city destination in Europe with a flourishing financial district but it still retains the old romantic charm that this city has always had.
This beauty can be seen from the top of Gellert Hill where visitors can take in a full panoramic view of the city’s intricate architecture and winding river. Many of Budapest’s World Heritage Sites can also be seen from here and are just waiting to be explored!