Budapest, the capital and the most overcrowded city of Hungary, is one of the most photogenic cities in Europe. It has something for everyone showy architecture to healing thermal waters and a nightlife that is matchless in Eastern and Central Europe. The climate of Budapest is transitional between the extreme conditions of the Great Alfold and the more temperate climate of Transdanubia, with its abundant rainfall. Once called the “Queen of the Danube,” Budapest has long been the central point of the nation and a lively cultural center. The city spans the Danube (Hungarian: Duna) River in the splendid natural scenery where the hills of western Hungary meet the plains widening to the east and south. It involves of two parts, Buda and Pest, which are located on opposite sides of the river and linked by a series of bridges. The histrionic skyline that Budapest is most famous for is showered with 19th-century architectural miracles together with the Danube River. Notable landmarks include the majestic riverside Parliament Building and a collection of stunning basilicas.