Budapest is one of the greatest capital cities of the world with a wonderful setting along the two banks of the Danube, a bewildering eclectic architectural heritage and a stunning atmosphere.
Budapest is full of architectural gems (for example iconic Heroes' Square and the Chain Bridge), atmospheric streets, has several pleasant parks and islands, and of course the majestically flowing river Danube, which cuts the city into two parts: Pest and Buda.
The large, gothic styled Royal Palace of Buda was built in the first half of the 14th Century in the Buda Castle district, which became famous Europe-wide.
Today you may find the Hungarian Central Library, the Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and numerous other museums on its premises.
The Matthias Church can be found in the centre of the Buda Castle district, beside the Halaszbastya. The church was appointed in dedication to the Virgin Mary, yet it is quoted by the name of the legendary Hungarian king, Matthias (Matyas) who ordered the building of its sixty (60) meter tall tower. It was also the scene of coronation celebrations and royal weddings.