You can travel across the whole of Europe and never find anywhere quite like Budapest. Born out of a union of cities with ancient Celtic, Roman and Magyar roots, it's built on natural hot springs and you can still luxuriate in their waters in old marble bathhouses or modern spas. Exploring the city's streets, you'll find numerous historic, religious buildings, including the 13th Century neo-Gothic Matthias Church and Europe's largest synagogue. Take a boat ride across the Danube Between Buda and Pest and you'll discover islands, each with its own distinctive character, including one dedicated to action sports and all night dancing.
Budapest is watched over by a guardian bird, the Turul, and you'll find its statue watching you from unexpected places. With its exotic cuisine, extraordinary architecture and boundless energy, this is a city you will definitely want to revisit.