Hungary, while not one of Europe's largest countries, has one of the continent's highest densities of historic sites and tourist attractions, as well as stunningly beautiful scenery.
Given the location of Budapest - close to the center of the country on the banks of the Danube River, the capital is the perfect place from which to venture out and explore.
Its many first-rate historical and cultural attractions range from Early Christian burial chambers to Turkish mosques, medieval buildings and contemporary art galleries.
The most popular destinations in the fortified Old Town are the Cathedral Precincts surrounding the lovely Cathedral of St. Built between the 11th and 12th centuries with many later alterations, the church also served as a mosque during the Turkish occupation.
The road from Budapest crosses the twin-arched 18th-century bridge with its fine statues and spans the Gombás River.
Other landmarks easily explored on foot are the 1745 Piarist Church of St.
Buildings typical of the region are scattered throughout the gently rolling landscape and linked by pathways.