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Like many of Europe’s most photogenic capitals, Budapest’s beauty lies in its contrasts. The luscious River Danube splits the city down the middle into quiet, hilly, historic Buda, on one side, and Pest, all grand boulevards and first-rate art museums, on the other. There’s no shortage of brilliant things to see and do in both, but the Hungarian capital is much more than its magnificent monuments. After all, some of the best attractions in Budapest are its world-famous thermal baths, the thriving, oh-so alluring ‘ruin bars’, and some very plush parks that must rank among Europe’s finest. Ready to get out there? These are the 13 experiences you simply must have in Budapest.
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