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The bustling metropolis, Budapest, is the heart of the country, with a population of two million. The magic of the capital lies in the fortunate combination of its ideal location, the charming beauty of nature, and humane architecture.
Two thousand years ago the Romans founded the outpost Aquincum in the area, but the modern city was established only in 1873, with the merging of three separate towns, Buda, Obuda, and Pest. The unique panorama of the city unfolds as we look around from the Citadel of Gellert Hill, or cross the Danube over the Chain Bridge, no wonder Budapest is registered a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Hilly Buda rises over the right bank of the river, crowned by the medieval Castle District and the magnificent Royal Palace. The green gem of the gently winding silver river is Margaret Island.
The economic, political, and financial centre of the city is Pest, spread out in the flatland on the left side of the river, where beautiful buildings built before the turn of the century harmoniously complement the modem buildings of today.

Budapest is the city of festivals, conferences, museums, and spas, with a rich cultural and natural heritage.
The first underground railway of the continent, launched in 1896 from the square at the end of the famous Váci utca shopping area, connects the inner city with the mansions of Andrdssy Boulevard, the Neo-Renaissance Opera House, the millennial monument of Heroes' Square, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Gallery.

List of main sights and historic places in Budapest
monuments, budapest

If you want to see the whole town on the northern side of the Castle, you need to walk about 3 km around the Castle District between the two entrances - Bécsi kapu tér and Dísz tér. Major sights: Matthias Church Fishermen's Bastion, tower of Mary Magdalene Church...

Museums, budapest

The biggest gallery of Budapest and Hungary (1895). Temporary exhibitions of contemporary Hungarian and international arts, design, photography, and new artistic trends...

Cafés, pastry shops - budapest

Budapest's most famous pastry shop and café. Founded by Henrik Kugler, a pioneer of Hungarian confectionery in 1858, it was taken over by Emil Gerbeaud, a Swiss confectioner...

Churches, budapest

A symbol of the Hungarian Reformed Church. Built in Classicist style in 1816-1830. The Calvin Room in the west wing features stained glass windows by Miksa Róth, depicting the key personalities of the church. 17-19th century...

Bridges, budapest

The first permanent bridge over the Danube, a symbol of Budapest was built in 1839-1849 on the initiative of Count István Széchenyi. It was designed by an Englishman William Tierney Clark, and built by his namesake Adam Clark...

Theatres, concert hall, budapest

The opening performance of the Opera House was held in the neo-Renaissance building, the jewel of the avenue, in 1884 after nine years of construction. The staircase and the auditorium of the palace, designed by one the...

Caves, budapest

The stalactite-rich cave, the longest in the Buda Hills and the third longest in Hungary, was discovered in 1904 during quarrying...

Parks, natural attractions, budapest

The 240 acres area is Budapest's largest park, a favorite recreational and entertainment district...

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