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
Liberty Monument, Budapest
The Liberty Monument is a tall monument originally erected in 1947 in honor of Soviet soldiers. Its prominent position at the summit of Gellért Hill makes it one of the most visible landmarks in Budapest.
New York Palace, Budapest
The New York Palace was built in the late 19th century for an American insurance company. The building is famous for its New York Café on the ground floor, which claims to be the world's most beautiful coffeehouse.
Botanical Garden, Budapest
The botanical garden known as Füvészkert has some 7000 different plant species on display, including palm trees, cacti, exotic carnivorous plants and giant Amazon water lilies.
Millennium Monument, Budapest
The Millennium Monument honors Hungary's heroes. It was created at the end of the 19th century for the thousand-year anniversary of the conquest of Hungary by Magyar tribes.




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