Budapest as a city extends, on both sides of the Danube River – on the right side you find the older, hilly Buda with historic and architectural monuments, the splendid St. Matthias Church, and stunning views of the city from Fisherman’s Bastion and the Chain Bridge. On the other side of the Danube is the flat land of the younger Pest with the houses of the well-situated citizens and really busting life and famous landmarks like Parliament House, St Stephens Basilica, Hero’s Square, Vajdahunyad Castle, and the famous Széchenyi Thermal Baths.
For relaxation, do like the locals do and go to the “Margitsziger” – an island of some 92 square acres in the middle
of the city. Cars are not permitted here and old majestic trees and parks, ruins from monasteries from the days of the Middle Ages, a spa area, two cure hotels and a small zoo as well as restaurants and cafes are conductive for rest and relaxation in the heart of the city.