Buda and Pest are two sides of a river with stark opposite topography: one has rolling hills while the other is a flat plain. And yet, even with their contradictory characteristics, they join to form an enchanting capital city, Budapest. Not too different from a perfect couple, right?
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Budapest is one of the most romantic cities in Europe, often described as the Paris of Eastern Europe. Yet, its more compact, less-touristy nature provides a quaint, wistful charm that makes it the ideal destination for a pair of lovebirds. With cobbled streets, myriads of statues dotting the city, churches on every street corner, and enthralling architecture, not to mention a hilltop castle that resembles a fairytale picture-book, Budapest has everything to offer to a romantic at heart.