Budapest is truly a lively city and not just in the daytime but at night as well. Many facades and monuments in downtown are lite until midnight. These city lights give a very unique backdrop for hanging around in the streets of Budapest in the evenings. The most spectacular area at night is definitely the Danube promenade and the surrounding streets and roads. The panoramic night view of the river with the Buda Castle, Chain Bridge and other bridges with the building of the parliament is simply magnificent. The gloom of the alleyways, the hidden stairs of Buda and the secret streets of Pest have a very thrilling atmosphere.