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With Buda on the right bank and Pest on the left bank, "the pearl of the Danube" stretches out from both sides of this mythical river . The Magyar capital is a melting pot of different cultures whose marks form part of the national heritage. It is the city of baths, dance, music, legendary cake shops-tea rooms and literary cafés. It is a display case for Art nouveau which had its golden age at the turn of the 19th Century... How can you resist all these charms?

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Hungary : Must-see towns and regions

  • Budapest

    First impressions can leave visitors a little perplexed: a little too much noise, too many cars, rundown streets etc. Yet, “the pearl of the Danube” slowly reveals its treasures along the banks of the...

  • Hortobágy

    This village stands in the heart of the country's most stunning national park, Hortobágy (80 000ha). Containing the largest steppes of central Europe, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A horse ride ...

  • Pécs

    Pécs was a prestigious town in the Middle Ages thanks to its bishops, one of whom was the famous Janus Pannonius. The very first university in Hungary was set up here in 1367. The Ottoman period (1453...

  • Tihany

    This unspoilt 5km-long peninsula juts out into Lake Balaton as if trying to reach the opposite shore. The small village of Tihany stands on a hill. Lower down, lavender fields encircle a 30ha inner la...

  • Eger

    It is impossible to try and resist the charm of this Baroque town, nestling in a hollow of the splendid mountain ranges of Bükk and Mátra. The town's past dates back many centuries. Conquered by the T...

  • Esztergom

    Built on the flanks of two hills, this town in northern Hungary keeps watch over the Danube flowing below. A royal abode from the 11C to the 13C and a leading centre of Hungarian Catholicism, Esztergo...

  • Sopron

    Sopron or Little Prague, the former Ödenburg of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is a charming small town that has preserved virtually all the traces of its Roman, medieval and Baroque past. It is to a si...

  • Budapest and Hungary

    Hungary is a mysterious place, beginning with its origins and history that have never been completely explained by historians. Its language, which developed 3,000 years ago east of the Urals, is uniqu...

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