budapest
Country : Hungary
Currency : Hungarian Forint (HUF)
Language : Hungarian
Population
City: 1 721 556 (2011)
Metro: 2 529 231 (2011)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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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
Chain Bridge, Budapest
This magnificent suspension bridge connects Buda with Pest across the Danube river. The 375 meter long bridge was built in 1849 after a design by William Tierney Clark.
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.
Freedom Square, Budapest
Budapest's spacious Freedom Square is surrounded by several impressive early 20th century architectural landmarks. It is also the site of a monument to Soviet soldiers.
Matthias Church, Budapest
Long the coronation church of Hungary, Matthias Church is one of the most important churches in Budapest. The original church was built in the 13th century. Its current appearance is the result of a 19th century restoration.




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