Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, has everything the weekend traveller could dream of.

The city
A stroll in Budapest is a cultural experience in itself. Andrássy út, is where you’ll find the theatres and museums, but cross the Danube River to the Buda side for splendid views over Pest.

Mátyás pince
This is the place for real Hungarian food. The listed interiors feature frescos and stained glass and the waiters wear traditional costume. Live gypsy music most days. Main course $15.
Where: Budapest Március 15. tér 7.

A beautiful bar situated right by the Opera House with spectacular views from the terrace.
Where: Budapest, VI.ker. Andrássy út 20

Pick Salami
Hungarian delicacy made to a secret Pick family recipe featuring ‘cool air wafting from the Tisza river.’
Where: Pick store near to Parliament at Kossuth Lajos. tér 9.

EasyHotel Oktogon
Budget hotel opened in the centre of town last October. No room service or mini bar, but it’s ideal for those travelling on budget. From $44.
Where: Eötvös utca 25/a.