Budapest, the capital of Hungary, just might be one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. All major European roads and railway lines lead to Budapest, so one you get to Europe you have no excuse for not venturing out to these extraordinary sites.
UNESCO declared Buda Castle a World Heritage Site in 1987. Built during the 14th and 15th centuries, this was the first Gothic style palace. The Castle was essential in the diffusion of Gothic Art throughout the Magyar region. The Castle has experienced hardships and renovation, throughout periods of war and peace. This resulted in a heavier Baroque architectural influence. The castle’s vastness is matched only by the depth of its history. So take the time to learn about this historic building during your visit.