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Budapest is a manageable city for navigating on foot, with Buda on the west side of the Danube and Pest on the east. You can experience the major sights in just a few days or immerse yourself in local culture on a longer visit. Gaze up as you wander, so as not to miss the fine details on the late-19th and early-20th-century buildings downtown. Explore newer facets of the city, too, especially the contemporary art, fashion, and design scenes. Café culture has been prominent in Budapest’s history, and lively drinking establishments and steamy thermal bath houses only increase the city's allure.