Where is Budapest Hungary
The Chain bridge – perhaps the most obvious symbol of Budapest, designed by William Thierney Clark, execution manager Adam Clark, they are not brothers, the designer was an English the execution manager is a Scottish gentleman. The distance between the two main pillars is 202m. This bridge was the first bridge on the Danube in the whole Hungarian area. It is interesting the Danube has 417 km section in Hungary. Clark designed three bridges for Istvan Szechenyi and Gyorgy Sina, but only one was built. The price of the bridge was 13 times of the National Museum which was built at the same time. The location of the bridge was chosed by William Thierney Clark as well. The bridge on the picture is not the original Chain bridge, the original bridge was blowed up in the II World War by the escaping German Army. The new bridge was opened at the 100th anniverary of the old bridge (1949).
Where is Budapest Hungary
Budapest is located in the Northern hemisphere, in Middle Eastern Europe in the middle of Austria, Croatia, Romaine, Serbie, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine, not very far from Italy or Germany. See the map below. Budapest is located 217km (134 miles) from Vienna, 689km(428 Miles) from Berlin, 1247km (775 Miles) from Paris, 1450 km (901 miles) from London, 1565km (972 miles) from Moscow, 2200km (1367 miles) from Cairo, 5354km (3327 miles) from Delhi, 7005km (4352 miles) from New York, 9046km(4841 miles) from Beijing, 9040km (5617 Miles) from Tokio, 9046km (5621 miles) from Cape town, 9986km (6205 miles) from Rio de Janeiro, 9992km(6208 miles) from Los Angeles, 15770km (9800 miles) from Sydney. All distance is as the crow flies, the distance on the road is longer.
Budapest view from Gellert hill
Budapest view from the Gellert hill, the Danube is in the middle, at the left side of the Danube is the Castle district with the National Gallery and Mathias church, Buda hills in the background. Budapest the capital of Hungary is one of the most popular tourist targets in Europe. Approximately Four million tourists visit Budapest every year. Budapest is the 25th most popular tourist destination in the whole World. The city is very romantic with lots of picturesque places all around. The Danube crosses the city and beautiful forested mountains and islands can be found here. Up in Buda side the World heritage Castle district can be found, which was a place for Weddings of the Kings.
Night view from the Gellert hill
Budapest has a long history
Few places has such a long and interesting history as Budapest has. From the Roman era through Hungarian invasion (896) to the Carpathian basin, Tatarian invasion in 13th century (1240-42) after the and Turkish invasion in the 16th century (1540-1686) through the first and second world war, nazis, communism to capitalism. There are ruins of the Roman era called Aquincum, which was the name of the city at that time.
The ruins can be seen scattered relatively in huge area of the city. This part of the city called Obuda. (Ancient Buda). In the famous Obuda island, which is a scene of the popular summer music festival, they found the traces of the Palace of the Roman emperor Hadrianus, when they construct the boat factory at the North part of the island in the 50′s.
Aquincum was founded around 89 AD. Seems it was much smaller than the recent area of the city. It was a Roman city and military camp.
Budapest is packed with older buildings. Some of the bigger residential building’s basements surves as a refuge in the World War. Some of this basements has an area of the soccer field (60*120m). In the Castle district there is a unique Hospital in the Rock, which was a Hospital during the War.
There are some buildings from the era of the Turkish invasion as well (1540-1686). There are three Turkish baths in Budapest, and the Tomb of Gul baba, which is still a pilgrimage place in Budapest.
This city has seen lots of history. Some bullets in the walls of the city can still be seen in several places. Budapest has nearly hundred museums of all kind. See in detail at below link.
Budapest Hungary’s capital is the city of social life
Budapest famous for their social life. Lots of conferences, company parties held here. The restaurants, cafes, ruin pubs, tee houses, wine bars are usually packed with people, especially in the inner city.
The most tea houses can be found in the Liszt Ferenc square not far from Nyugati railways station. Places next to the Danube, has excellent view and atmoshphere, but usually these are the most expensive, premium locations. Hungarians usually very polite and helpful with foreign people. Budapest is also very kid-friendly, see program possibilities below:
Budapest the city of Thermal water
Budapest is famous about it’s thermal water. Several spas can be found here, some from the Turkish era in the 16th century. Budapest is incredibly rich in Thermal water, there is a huge quantity of thermal water here. For example the heating of the Zoo and Plant garden is also made by thermal water of the Szechenyi baths. There are many medicinal baths, and bigger open baths available here, some of them with huge pools, for thousands of people.
The biggest thermal bath is the Szechenyi bath in the city park, the most popular open bath is the Palatinus in the Margaret island. The Szechenyi is open in the whole year until 10 o’clock in the evening. The Szechenyi has 18 pools, 15 covered and three external pools, while the Palatinus has 11 pool, included a huge wave pool and slides as well, but it is only open between Spring and Autumn, depending on weather conditions as well.
Budapest is the city of fun
All kinds of fun available here from the beautiful parks, islands, spas, open beaches till all kinds of sports, boat rides, cave visits, Castle visits, mountain hiking, water sports, horse riding and hard to name all the possibilities easily provided here. Budapest has a zoo, romantic castle, beatiful lakes, very nice food and wine. All kinds of fancy staff life shooting with real guns, water slides, Gokart fields, ruin pubs can be find here.
There are many games available in the city designed especially for tourists, like finding out how to escape from a room, learning the Hungarian languages, which is quite difficult and perhaps funny as well for tourists, team games, and other fun stuffs.
There are many bus rides available, one of them even manage to go in the water, the same bus which goes in the streets of the city.
See some option below in detail:
In Budapest there are several caves can be found. The most known and popular are the Palvolgyi and Szemlohegyi caves. Both can be found in North Buda area near Szepvolgyi (Beautiful valley) street. The Palvolgyi is a stalactite cave, which is incredible long. The paved and lit up visitor area is 400m, but goes up and down.
Budapest is the city of music
Budapest is a well known city of music. Lots of people know about the famous Sziget festival which attracts 380,000 visitors every year, or the nowadays state of the art Classical music center the Halls of Art. Budapest has a well known Opera and several other places for musical events. Open air discos are also very popular here. See concerts at below link:
Budapest is a good city for shopping.
Budapest has lots of traditional markets, newest shopping malls, webstores and lots of other shopping possibilities.