Budapest - information about the city

Budapest (  /ˈbuːdəpɛst/, /ˈbuːdəpɛʃt/ or /ˈbʊdəpɛst/; [ˈbudɒpɛʃt]; names in other languages ) is the capital of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it is the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre. In 2011, Budapest had 1,733,685 inhabitants, down from its 1989 peak of 2,113,645 due to suburbanization. The Budapest Commuter Area is home to 3,284,110 people. The city covers an area of 525 square kilometres (202.7 sq mi) within the city limits. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with a unification on 17 November 1873 of west-bank Buda and Óbuda with east-bank Pest.

Budapest - tourist attractions

markerA Budapest Castle Hill Funicular The Budapest Castle Hill Funicular or Budavári Sikló is a funicular railway in the city of Budapest, in Hungary. It links the Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle above. The line was opened on March 2, 1870, and has been in municipal ownership since 1920. I... Budapest Castle Hill Funicular - photo
markerB Buda Castle Buda Castle (Budavári Palota) is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, first completed in 1265. In the past, it was also called Royal Palace (Királyi-palota) and Royal Castle (Királyi Vár). Buda Castle was built on the southern tip of Castle Hill, bounded on th... Buda Castle - photo
markerC Hungarian Parliament Building The Hungarian Parliament Building (Országház) is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube, in Budapest. It is cur... Hungarian Parliament Building - photo
markerD Széchenyi thermal bath The Széchenyi Medicinal Bath in Budapest (Széchenyi-gyógyfürdő) is the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Its water is supplied by two thermal springs, their temperature is 74 °C (165 °F) and 77 °C (171 °F), respectively. Components of the thermal water include sulphate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbona... Széchenyi thermal bath - photo
markerE Citadella Citadella is the Hungarian word for Citadel, a kind of fortress. The word Citadella is exclusively used by other languages to address the Citadel located upon the top of the strategic Gellért Hill in Budapest, Hungary. The fortress was built in 1851 by Julius Jacob von Haynau, a commander of the Ha... Citadella - photo
markerF Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (IATA: BUD,  ICAO: LHBP), formerly known as Budapest Ferihegy International Airport, is the international airport serving the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, and the largest of the country's five international airports. The airport offers international... Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport - photo
markerG Matthias Church Matthias Church (Mátyás-templom) is a church located in Budapest, Hungary, at the heart of Buda's Castle District. According to church tradition, it was originally built in Romanesque style in 1015. The current building was constructed in the florid late Gothic style in the second half of the 14th c... Matthias Church - photo
markerH Gellért Hill Gellért Hill (Gellért-hegy) is a 235 m (771 ft) high hill overlooking the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. It is part of the 1st and 11th Districts. Gellért Hill was named after Saint Gerard who was thrown to death from the hill. The famous Hotel Gellért and the Gellért Baths can be found in Gellért Squ... Gellért Hill - photo
markerI Chain Bridge in Budapest The Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Budapest, and was opened in 1849. It is anchored on the Pest side o... Chain Bridge in Budapest - photo
markerJ Hungarian Academy of Sciences The Hungarian Academy of Sciences Magyar Tudományos Akadémia) is the most important and prestigious learned society of Hungary. Its seat is at the bank of the Danube in Budapest. The history of the academy began in 1825, when Count István Széchenyi offered one year's income of his estate for the pur... Hungarian Academy of Sciences - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 47.5, 19.0833
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