Hungarian Parliament building and Danube
Hungarian Parliament building and Danube

Hungary is a landlocked country in central Europe. The Danube River bisects its capital, Budapest. Amongst the cityscape are a plethora of architectural landmarks from Buda’s grand neoclassical buildings and medieval Castle Hill and grand neoclassical buildings along Pest’s Andrássy Avenue, to the 19th century Chain Bridge. Turkish and Roman influence on Hungarian culture also introduced mineral spas, including at thermal Lake Hévíz.

Despite its small size, Hungary boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The panorama of Budapest along the Danube, the world-famous wine region where the famous Hungarian dessert wine Tokaji Aszú is grown, the Millenary Benedictine Abbey, the endless plains of Hortobágy with centuries of shepherding traditions, the early Christian Necropolis, and finally the Aggtelek karst are all heritage ambassadors for Hungary.

Budapest is a bustling, metropolitan city where life never stops. Situated on the bank of the Danube, the Palace of Arts (Müpa) often stages English speaking performances. This institute offers a wide range of classical and popular music concerts, theatrical, dance art and contemporary circus performances. It is the home of the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. The famous Hungarian composer had contributed to the establishment of the Academy, now in place for over 140 years. There are so many reasons to visit Hungary, so come and enjoy the rich tapestry of history and culture.

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