Budapest is fast becoming a favourite for many as a destination for a city break, offering great nightlife, culture and relaxation
|Central Pest, Budapest. |
While in London the best way to see the city is on top a double decker bus, in Budapest it is on the number 2 tram.
The tramcars themselves are part of the experience, originally designed in the 1960s and from the number 2 visitors can take in the great sites and get a good feel for the city.
The number 2 starts off in the north near the grand headquarters of the former Communist government, the White House, and takes visitors along the Danube, over the Margaret Bridge, past the parliament building, the old Palace of Justice to the Chain Bridge.
|The Danube, Budapest |
From the Chain Bridge it is possible to get a panorama of Buda before the tram moves on to take travellers passed the Elizabeth Bridge, the Royal Palace – home of the Hapsburg rulers – and to the Central Market Hall.
From here the tram leaves the city centre and heads to the less historic side of Budapest. However, it is worth staying on to catch the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art.
After all the sights, the best place to relax, before a night out or a little shopping, is one of Budapest's coffee houses and cake shops. To really unwind, the city's thermal baths and spas are well recommended.
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