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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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  • angelMust see the Palace of Miracles in Budapest
    review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    Last summer we spent some days in Budapest with a friend from California. We tried to do and see as many things in this capital city as we could. We heard about this place 'The Mansion of Miracles' (Csodak Palotaja in hungarian) and we deciced to visit it. This place is a very big hall divided...
  • 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 see the Tropicarium in Budapest
    review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    There is a specially decorated and maintained part in the Tropicarium which is like a tropical rainforest (picture 10). Here in every 20 or 30 minutes a tropical storm begins which you can watch from inside of it. You can hear thunders and it starts to rain too. The air is really wet here and the...
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  • AnonymousDinner & Cruise
    travel tip by Anonymous posted more then 30 days ago
    1,5 hour long cruise on the Danube with live Hungarian music. During the sightseeing traditional dishes & drinks are served for guests. The main sights are the Parliament, Chain Bridge, Gellert Hill and Royal Castle.
  • Sayuri87Memento Park
    travel tip by Sayuri87 posted more then 30 days ago
    It is a very bizarre place, a unique collection of Communist memories. You would see there giant Engels, Marx and Stalins and also memorials of the Communist Martyrs. As far as I know, this is the only museum of this kind in the world,...
  • Sayuri87State Opera House
    travel tip by Sayuri87 posted more then 30 days ago
    This is something you really shouldn't miss. The building of the State Opera House in Budapest is one of the most beautiful ones in the city. The shows are not very expensive and of a very good quality with great performances. There...
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