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
Parliament House, Budapest
The Parliament House is a magnificent 19th century building situated at Pest's river bank. The neogothic building is clearly inspired by London's Houses of Parliament.
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
The Museum of Fine arts is one of the most important museums in Budapest. It exhibits a large collection of art, including paintings from the old masters as well as objects from Ancient Egypt and the Antiquity.
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.
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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