There are lots of interesting buildings and areas in Budapest. On the outskirts are the very modern shopping centers just like you can find around any larger city in the western world. Budapest is composed of three cities, Buda (west of the Danube), Óbuda (north of Buda), and Pest (east of the Danube). It has a lot of interesting architecture in the older parts of the town. Pest is interesting in that it has the oldest electric subway in European continent. It started service more than a hundred years ago, in 1896. The oldest in Europe is the one in London, starting in 1890. I took the subway once. It is old, but the stations have been recently refurbished, and they are beautiful.
In Budapest are several Roman settlements that are excavated. They were interesting to visit. There were of course lots of churches to see in Budapest, but not as many as in other countries in central Europe.
Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Hortobágy Puszta has great bird life.
The Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In Aggtelek there is a big cave system, just south of the border to Slovakia, that is worth visiting. The caves stretch over miles, across the border with Slovakia. The Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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