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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...
  • diana_ciocoiuThe best things to do in Budapest
    review by diana_ciocoiu posted more then 30 days ago
    Budapest, called the "The bride of Danube" or "The pearl of Danube", is one of the cities with the most beautiful location in the world. Nowadays, the capital of Hungary shows a city full of ancient monuments and buildings. Main attractions :1. The parliament of Budapest: The...
  • MadSuhOne Night in Budapest
    review by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
    Budapest is a cool town. I had to get back to Germany as my sister had a motorcycle accident (she is ok now!). I had to go back to Germany to take care of my family's house. I heard from a friend that he would be in Budapest for a convention, so that we could meet up there and he would drive to...
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  • hunkoncCruise on Danube
    travel tip by hunkonc posted more then 30 days ago
    This cruise is lasts 1,5 hour. During the cruise more of the main sights can be seen (Parliament, Caste district, Gellért Hill, Palace of Arts, National Theatre etc.) Traditional dishes, drinks and music can be enjoyed during the cruise...
  • stefHouse of Terror
    travel tip by stef posted more then 30 days ago
    It's the most realistic, accurate and also depressing museum I've ever seen about communism and nazism. Th building itself was the headquarter of the hyngarian political police in during the fcism and also during the comunism. With a lot...
  • angelParking in Budapest
    travel tip by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    In Budapest at most of the places you have to pay if you want to park your car. The fee is a little high but it's quite hard to find a place where it's free to park.
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Budapest City Ratings

  • Rating81%
    City Rank133
     
  • 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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