This is the country
Hungary boasts one of theworld's most beautiful capital cities:Budapest, the "Pearl of the Danube",whose wonderftul panorama is onUNESCO's World Heritage list.
This is the country where, despiterepeated historical disasters which dev-astated both the people and their heri-tage, much remains of great value thatis worth visiting and getting to know.
In this country, 2000-year-old Ro-man ruins and 400-year-old Turkishmonuments can be found side-by-side,not to mention beautiful churches fromthe Romanesque period in Jak, Lebe-nyszentmikl6s, and Pannonbalma, orone-time stately castles in Eger, Siimeg,and Sikl6s.
This is the country where the richHungarian folk art and the horse showswhich introduce the lifestyle and tradi-tions of the "puszta" (Great HungarianPlain) attract tens of thousands.
And there's something else thatkeeps bringing visitors back to us - thelegendary Hungarian hospitality.
Budapest looks its most beautiful atdawn. As the sun slowly rises over theeastern plains, bathing Pest in soft pastelhues, it radiates back from the buildingsof Buda as if they were a giant mirror;the windows on Castle Hill positivelyglisten in golden jubilation.
It's easy for Budapest to play withlight in the manner of an elegant ladytrying on her jewels, for everything looksgood. This is a vibrant city: it throbs withlife morning, noon and night; visitors ar-riving from other countries get the feel-ing that something interesting is happen-ing round every corner.