budapest
Country : Hungary
Currency : Hungarian Forint (HUF)
Language : Hungarian
Population
City: 1 727 495 (2012)
Metro: 2 915 426 (2014)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Budapest
closeBudapest, the capital of Hungary, was formed at the end of the nineteenth century when the three cities Pest, Buda and Óbuda merged but its history goes back more than one thousand years.
The city may be known for its thermal baths but there are also plenty of other attractions such as the vast Buda Castle, the majestic Chain Bridge and the romantic Fisherman's Bastion.
Random Budapest Highlights
Gellért Hill, Budapest
Gellért Hill is named after a Christian martyr. At the top of the hill is a large 19th century citadel built by the Habsburgs. Near the citadel stands a tall monument originally built in honor of the Soviet army.
Váci Utca, Budapest
This pedestrianized street in the heart of Budapest's downtown area is the city's most popular shopping street. The street is lined with some noteworthy buildings and embellished with several fountains.
Vigadó, Budapest
The Vigadó is a magnificent concert hall situated along the Danube promenade. The concert hall was built in the mid 19th century in the Romanticism style.
Heroes' Square, Budapest
Heroes' Square was created at the end of the 19th century to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Magyar conquest. The square is bordered by the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Art, an exhibition hall.




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