Orient yourself with a walking tour of Budapest, Hungary’s capital and a city cleft in half by the mighty River Danube. Start in Pest, the left-bank city of wide boulevards and Jugendstil architecture. Váci utca is the main shopping street and the place to buy Hungarian crafts such as embroidered tablecloths and fine porcelain vases. From there, stroll down to the massive mock-Gothic Hungarian Parliament, which sits by the side of the Danube. A side-trip inside this ornate government building – second in size only to the Houses of Parliament in London – to see the Magyar Crown Jewels, takes 45 minutes.
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