THE cities of Budapest and Prague are renowned for cultural tourism.
Budapest, the magnificent Hungarian capital, straddles the River Danube, dividing the city in two.
The wide boulevards, the city parks, the impressive architecture reminiscent to the days of Austro-Hungarian empire, the spicy cuisine and passionate music; all this makes a visit to this fascinating city well worthwhile.
Budapest is also well known for its many thermal springs – and in recent years, it has been finding favour as a shopping destination.
Prague, too, is one of the most enchanting cities in Europe. The capital city of the Czech Republic, it is now a European metropolis full of energy, music and art – and has been the venue for movies such as Casino Royale and Mission Impossible.
Prague represents a unique collection of historical monuments dominated by Prague Castle which towers high above the city.
Since the middle ages, Prague has been known as one of the most beautiful cities of the world and has been attributed adjectives such as ‘golden’, ‘city of hundred spires’, ‘the crown of the world’, ‘a stone dream’.
The Czech Republic also has a large network of first class and economy restaurants.