is situated in Central Europe, sharing borders with the Slovak
Republic, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Austria and
Slovenia. There are several ranges of hills, mainly
in the north and west. |
The capital city of Budapest, located on one of
the most beautiful areas of the Danube, is made
up of 2 parts – Buda and Pest.
Buda is the older, more graceful, part
with cobbled streets and medieval buildings and Pest
is the commercial centre.
Budapest is a lively city that has long been a haven for writers,
musicians and artists. The Historical Museum of Budapest
contains archaeological remains of the old city, and furnishings,
glass and ceramics from the 15th century. On the Pest
side is the Parliament and the Hungarian National Museum,
containing remarkable treasures including the oldest skull yet found
Lake Balaton in the west is
a popular holiday region, not least because of its sandy beaches
and the shallow waters.
Local dishes include halászlé (fish
soup) with pasta and goulash (gulyás) soup.
Budapest has many nightclubs, discos and bars. During the summer
months the popular Lake Balaton resort has a very