Country : Hungary
Currency : Hungarian Forint (HUF)
Language : Hungarian
City: 1 727 495 (2012)
Metro: 2 915 426 (2014)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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
Margaret Island, Budapest
Budapest's Margaret Island (Margitsziget) is a green recreational island in the middle of the Danube river close to the city center. It is a favorite destination for locals during their day off.
State Opera House, Budapest
The State Opera House was built between 1875 and 1884 as part of the commemoration of Hungary's millennial anniversary. It is one of the city's grandest buildings, decorated with plenty of statuary and frescoes.
Vörösmarty Square, Budapest
This centrally located square is named after the 19th century poet Mihály Vörösmarty, whose statue features prominently at the center of the square.
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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