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
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.
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.
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.
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.




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