The history of Budapest has had its ups
and downs and there has been many changes in terms of prosperity
and also political developments. Today, the city is made up
of twenty-three districts and streets signs and addresses
are in Roman numerals. Buda is situated to the west of the
overall city - it is on a hill and has lovely narrow cobbled
streets and alleyways, with wonderful historic buildings.
Pest is on the east bank of the Danube and has wide tree lined
avenues, huge almost overpowering buildings - though the wide
boulevards mean the buildings are in keeping with the surrounds.
If you are looking for a good hotel you can book Budapest Hotels here. There is a wide selection of hotels to choose from.
Hungary joined the EU in 2004 and Budapest,
particularly since then, has become one of the most popular
city tourist destinations in Europe - and with good cause,
it is a city full of surprises and wonderful historic links.