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Budapest Travel Guide, Hungary

Budapest is one of the largest cities of Hungary. It serves as a political, economical, industrial and commercial center of Hungary being close to other European cities like Bratislava and Viena . It is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, covering more than 500 square kilometers on both banks of the Danube. The city is divided in two parts by the Danube and they are called Buda and Pest, Buda being the old part of the city while Pest is the commercial centre.

Budapest has a long history, culture and unique traditions. Some archeological and antiques indicate that Budapest’s history goes back to the Iron Age. The first settlement in this area has been recorded in 1200s.

Budapest Travel Guide - Attractions

Budapest is also regarded as one of the most beautiful tourist spot in Eastern Europe attracting millions of tourists every year from different parts of the world. There are many notable landmarks and sights of historical and cultural importance. Some of the most popular places in Budapest includes Buda Castle, The tomb of the Turkish dervish Gül Baba, Buda and Pest, Andrássy Avenue, the River Danube, National Széchenyi Library, Hungarian Parliament Building, The Holy Crown of Hungary, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Saint Elisabeth Church, Saint Stephen's Basilica, Budapest Castle Hill Funicular, Vigadó Concert Hall, The Great Synagogue, St. Anne Church in Buda and the Museum of Applied Arts etc.

The city of Budapest is crossed by the Danube River which has approximately seven islands including Hajógyári sziget, Margit-sziget, Csepel sziget, Palotai-sziget, Népsziget, Molnár-sziget and Háros-sziget etc. These island serve as great picnic spots not only for locals and but for tourists as well.

The city of Budapest is served by all the major transportation options including roads, railway, waterway and air transportation. Budapest is home to Ferihegy International Airport which has three big terminals for passengers. Budapest is linked with all the major cities and towns in the country through the network of roads.

Budapest is also home to some major educational institutes in Europe, students from all over the world coming here study in the different colleges and universities. Some major educational institutes include Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Semmelweis University, Corvinus University of Budapest, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and the Corvinus University of Budapest etc.

Visiting and exploring the city using Budapest travel guide is a great fun for those who love history, culture and traditions. You can't resist getting charmed by all that this city has to offer, the options are wide open so go ahead and take it all in Budapest!

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  • angelBudapest is a nice capital, woth visiting
    review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    Budapest is the capital of Hungary. This is a city where everyday happens something interesting - there are festivals, cultural events, concerts, interesting expositions and many more. The traffic in this city is quite bad, so if you want a bit of adventure use public transport instead of...
  • angelSailing on the Danube in Budapest
    review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    Szentendre is a little city very close to Budapest. We found on the internet that there are little ships or pleasure-boats which depart from Budapest and travel to Szentendre. We decided to buy tickets to one of them but only one-way, because on our way back we planned to take the train. This...
  • angelMust visit the Tropicarium in Budapest
    review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    One part of this interesting zoo is dedicated for birds. You enter two or three doors till you reach the room where they are. It's a very high place with many plants in the center. You can walk round the room and watch the birds flying near you. They are totally free, not in cages but they don't...
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  • Sayuri87Synagogue and Jewish Museum
    travel tip by Sayuri87 posted more then 30 days ago
    The Great Synagogue is the largest in Europe. It is situated in Erzsebet Town, and built in Byzantine-Moorish style with beautiful arches and windows. The interior of the building is also wonderful and huge. My favorite was the...
  • angelCruising from Budapest to Szentendre
    travel tip by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    If you want to see Budapest from another view, I have an advice for you. Last summer I was with a ship from Budapest to Szentendre - it was awesome! All those beautiful bridges, the Parliament, etc. can be seen differently than you saw...
  • WazlingTraffic signs in the inner city
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    Dont rely yourself on street signs. Take a good street map with you or use a updated navigation system. Otherwise you will spend much more time driving through the city than you wanted to.
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Budapest City Ratings

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  • History & Culture: rated for 90%
  • Night Life & Entertainment: rated for 89%
  • Family & Fun: rated for 80%
  • Outdoors Activities: rated for 70%
  • Food: rated for 79%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 87%
  • Shopping: rated for 81%
  • Public Transportation: rated for 80%
  • Must visit this place: rated for 93%
  
 

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