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
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.
Váci Utca, Budapest
This pedestrianized street in the heart of Budapest's downtown area is the city's most popular shopping street. The street is lined with some noteworthy buildings and embellished with several fountains.
Memento Park, Budapest
Many of the monumental statues that were erected in Budapest during the Communist era are now on display at Memento Park. There are also some exhibits that shed light on the life in Hungary during the Cold War era.
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.




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