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.
Right at the end of the Andrassy avenue is the largest and most magnificent square of Budapest, Hosok (heroes) tere. The square was built for the Millenium Celebrations of 1896, celebrating the 1000 years of Hungarian history.
City Park was the city's first big public park. Also located here is Pest's very first thermal bath, the Szechenyi Bath.
Close to the spa, behind the Heroes' square is the boating (rowing) lake, and Central Europe's largest ice-skating rink as well. Beside the City Park lake is the Vajdahunyad Castle built for the Millenium celebrations, portraying the famous Hungarian historic locations.
The Budapest Zoo (Budapesti Allatkert) is also part of the City Park. Beside it you can find the one and only permanent circus of Budapest, as well as the Amusement Park.