The capital city of Hungary is known to be one of the world's most beautiful cities. Cut in half with the Danube, the river takes a striking place in the make up of the city as well as being one of the natural highlights for visitors.
Prior to the formation of the city now known as Budapest, the cities were actually separated by the river into their comparably and aptly named parts: Buda and Pest.
The segments of the city are not just separated by the river, but make up unique features in the city of Budapest based on the history from long ago.
If Buda could be described as having sites relating back to years past, Pest would symbolize all things present and future in being the home of Hungary's Parliament and modern government.
The most famous visiting spot in Buda (Western Budapest) is the district known as Castle Hill, home of the Royal Palace. Unlike many palaces in the world, which have enjoyed relative stability throughout the years, the Royal Palace of Buda has only seen unrest. Interestingly enough, the palace has never actually been occupied by the Royal Family and is now a historical relic of years past.
The Parliament building of Pest is famous in its own right as it is the largest Parliament building in Europe and said to be just 1 meter wider and longer than England's own building of similar design.Going with its size is its beauty and is considered a master piece from all angles.