Also on Castle Hill there are the Mathias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion.
The Houses of Parliament, the Academy of Sciences, the Corvinus University, the National Theatre and the Palace of the Fine Arts are located along the east bank of the River Danube.
In summer the lake is very popular among families due to the low water-level and high water temperatures.
Its beaches, spas, thermal springs and its closeness to the Austrian border (about 120 km) makes Lake Balaton, besides the City of Budapest, the most important tourism centre in Hungary.
This sparse grassland was only suitable as pasture land.
The Great Hungarian Plain, known as Alföld, along the River Tisza, however, included some floodplains and single groups of trees.
The 79km long and 7,8km wide Lake Balaton, located in the hilly western part of the country, is not only the largest lake in Hungary but also the largest fresh-water lake of Central Europe.North of it there is the former Royal Palace, today housing the National Library, the National Gallery and the Budapest City Museum.Close by you find the neo-classical Sándor Palais, residence of the Hungarian President.The city has unique culture and a a lot of history.To some of us, Terazije square might look more like a wide avenue with a row of magnificent buildings on both sides.