Budapest

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and stretches on both banks of the river Danube. This is the 7th largest city in Europe with 1.7 million inhabitants. The city was once divided into two parts, Buda and pest, which joined in 1873. The Buddha is a city built on hills, while the Pest is completely flat. The two separate towns, joined together by bridges and constitute the "double" this capital. Budapest composes an idyllic landscape, with a long history and a unique mosaic with architectural influences.  Many characterize and "Queen of the Danube". The city rivals the top tourist destinations, is green, has a lot of attractions, squares, museums, castles, good and inexpensive food and polite people.

Attractions

The chain bridge: The famous Chain Bridge joining for the first time over the Danube, the Buda and Pest. The bridge reaches 375m. length and 16 m. width and was the beginning of an economic Renaissance, which led the two provincial towns to grow rapidly.

Parliament: The city's top attraction is the Hungarian Parliament, in neo-Gothic style, built between 1885-1902, and was the largest of his time. Parliament has elegant dome 61m., height of stairs with a total length of 20 mm. and composed of 691 theaters, but is open to visitors only 3 of them. The space is decorated with various great tables and here are kept and the diamonds in the Crown. The House lit at night, reflected in the waters of the Danube and looks majestic.

The fishermen's bastion: Tower of fishers combines a neo-Gothic and neo-Roman style and was built at the end of the last century. The name derives from the Guild of fishermen, who were responsible for guarding the during the medieval years. The bastion surrounded by 7 towers, representing the seven tribes of the Magyars, a people who arrived in Hungary in the 9th century. From the top of the tower you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful view of the city.

The Gkellert Hill: On the Hill was built a fortress with a view to controlling the city was surrounded by walls. Later, the fortress fell within the jurisdiction of the city and the walls have crumbled, but the fortress remained in order to house the Hungarian army. Today it has now turned into an amazing tourist hotel of luxurious facilities with  thermal baths and is famous for its thermal waters. Is an excellent sample of the Hungarian Bel Epok and intermittently have visited various eminent personalities. From the top of the Hill you will have the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular view of the city and the Danube.

Museums

National Museum: Remnants of a whole era and a city with a strong story, presented in an excellent Museum, which even the stairs is historically, once started in 1848 the match against Austrian domination. The museum displays a rich collection of documents, coins, art works and handicrafts.

The House of horror is going for a special Museum, dedicated to the Nazi Dictatorship and Communist. The building housed the prisons used by the Nazi regime in 1944, as the prisons and police offices used by the Communist regime, the period 1950-1960. Presented photographs, printed material, vivid narratives and documents in a grisly and cold space, giving you with every detail to understand what kind of torture victims have passed the period of dictatorship.

Historical Museum: The Museum hosts a complete collection of archaeological remains found in Budapest and presents the evolution of the buildings from the Roman period until the 13th century. You will be able to see up close, Gothic statues, everyday objects, part of the Royal palaces of the middle ages and many other exhibits.

Move

To Budapest you'll be able comfortably to move on foot, because the city has many spacious walkways and most sights are easily accessible on foot. The city has excellent public transportation network, with trams, buses and Metro, which will take you to most places in the city. Taxis are easily available, but perhaps to charge you more. Don't forget to make a move, with the yellow Metro line, which is the oldest and most historic of continental Europe.

Hotels

The city has a large number of hotel facilities, able to satisfy all the guests of the city, at extremely low prices even for luxury five star hotels.

Fun

Start browsing our heroes' square to admire statues of eminent men of Hungarian history. Certainly will not miss the Castle Hill, hosting and various museums, the Church of St. Matthew, St. Stephen and the Margaret Island, a relaxation area with many attractions. The city still has great caves and natural springs of warm waters with therapeutic properties. Budapest bustles with nightlife and most are concentrated in bar Piazza Franz Liszt. In the clubs of Budapest will find alternative music genres and live jazz concerts with unstoppable dance. Feature is the club, housed in an old warship, moored in the hand of Buddha.

Flavors

The traditional cuisine of Budapest is extremely tasty, but you may find it a little heavy. Features excellent restaurants with local specialties and many choices of international cuisine. I enjoy well-done beef with hot sauce and various vegetables in soup, the famous Hungarian dish gulas and the gulai, sausage and salami with paprika, red wine accompaniment, called Bull's blood. Feature of Budapest Gypsy music tunes are by street musicians, who will meet and eat. Extremely is sweet in Budapest, enjoy as much as you can.

Shopping Guide

Deserves to walk the famous Vaci pedestrian street, with blazing shops from designer brands, huge commercial buildings and the nice café. At Nagykorut, you will find wondrous works of folk art, antiques and artifacts from glass. Leaving would buy the famous Hungarian salami and various  souvenir items in particular.

 

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