Budapest epitomizes the ebb and flow of new and old that makes Eastern Europe’s capitals so mesmerizing. Bisected by the Danube, in the shadow of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the imposing Baroque Buda Castle, Hungary’s capital is a bustling business, political, and cultural hub. Explore the city’s compelling history—fraught with struggle—told by dozens of statues and monuments dotting the streets and historic squares. Then, indulge in all this modern metropolis has to offer—famous thermal baths by day, and swanky restaurants, rooftop lounges, and eclectic “ruin bars” by night. There’s a lot springing up in Hungary’s capital—don’t miss what’s next.
GRAND OPENING: A new Kimpton hotel will open in Budapest in 2025. Learn more