About the capital of Hungary, Budapest
In 1987 Castle Hill and the banks of the Danube, and in 2002 Andrássy Avenue and the surrounding historical environment, Millennium Underground railway, and Heroes' Square are added to the list of World heritage Sites.
Budapest is the capital of Hungary, the political, cultural, industrial, commercial and transport center of the country, and also famous for its thermal baths. Budapest is the eighth most populous city in the European Union. Budapest lies on both side of river Danube, where Great Plain, Transdanubian and North Hungarian Mountains join each other. Due to its geographical endowment Budapest is considered to be one of the most beautifully situated capitals of the world. The present-day Budapest became a metropolis in the last third of the 19th century, and in the 20th century.
Budapest is choosen for destination by over 2,3 million tourists.
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Budapest is a World-famous spa town, spas of Budapest are popular attractions for medical tourism. Ten spas utilize the specially formulated thermal water, most of them are also historical and tourist attractions as well.
You can visit many attractions, such as monuments, churches, castles, ancient, medieval and Ottoman monuments, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Renaissance, Eclectic and Art Nouveau buildings and houses, 223 museums and galleries (many of them are internationally renowned collections), historic bridges, statues and monuments in Budapest.
The oldest bridges of Budapest are the major tourist attractions: Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge, Liberty Bridge, and Elizabeth Bridge, wich has become a defining element of the urban landscape despite its modern design. The largest public parks are very popular tourist attractions: Budapest City Park and People's Park, and the two landscaped islands of Danube between Pest and Buda, Margaret Island and the Óbuda Island.
Budapest travel guide tips
- Váci street is the hottest and most famous shopping street of Budapest, where most of the top brands are represented. In addition, the shopping street of Andrássy road running from the city centre to the Oktogon has become more and more fashionable. The halls of the Central Market is the most popular among foreign tourists.
- The Art Nouveau building of Gellert Spa in Budapest was built from 1912 to 1918, and this 47° C heat source was also a popular bath in the old age.
- The Pál-völgyi cave in one of the caves built for tourism purposes, the second longest cave in Hungary. The tourists can visit 500 meters length of it.
- The Great Synagogue is the largest synagogue of the reformed jewish in Budapest and also in Europe. It is situated in the former Jewish quarter of Budapest, where many Jewish people have still been living, preserving their traditions to nowadays.
- Sightseeing with Budapest public transport (BKV tram No. 2) Tramline No. 2 in Budapest is one of the most famous tramlines running on the bank of the Danube, between Közvágóhíd and Jászai Mari tér. At a price of only one single ticket you can see several sights which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage: baroque, and neo-gothic building of Parliament, Kossuth Lajos tér, Chain Bridge, the panorama of Buda Castle, Gresham-palace, Danube promenade, the Vigadó building, 15th March Square, Gellért-mountain with the citadel, Váci utca, Grand Boulevard, National Theatre and the Palace of Arts, ...