„Little Paris of Middle Europe“ is an often description for Budapest, due to its scenic settings and architecture.
Budapest is Europe´s most delightful and entertaining city. The capital city of Hungary has a unique youthful atmosphere, a pulsating nightlife, a classical music scene, a very deep historical background and rich offers of natural thermal baths.
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The monuments in the city, which are more than 1000 years old, reflect the culture of Budapest and all others who were settled at this place once in time. There are remains of the Roman and Turk occupation through the whole city, latterly the influence of the union with Austria is also visible.
Budapest, created through a fusion of Buda and Pest, is a modern city with the different characters of both sides.
Buda can be described as suburban with its historic Castle district. It offers medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The Buda Castle with its Medieval, Baroque and 19-th century houses, churches and public buildings is a most see object in Budapest. Also don´t miss to explore the Clark Adam Square and tunnel, the Fisherman´s Bastion and the Citadel with the Gellert Hill from where you have an amazing panoramic view over the whole Pest side.
Pest is a little more busy and dynamic. It praises with the largest Parliament Building in Europe, promenades at the riverside, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores, café houses and restaurants. On this side you can also find the famous St. Stephan´s Basilica, where you can enjoy a great panorama view over the city from the observation deck. The famous Heroes Square and the City Park Ice Rink with the Vajdahunyad Castle are also located on this site of the city.
These two sites, Buda and Pest, are separated through the amazing river Danube, the second largest river in Europe and the largest river in the EU. Eight bridges span the Danube river connecting Buda and Pest, the west and the east side of Budapest. Each of them hast their own tale to tell.
The most famous and also the oldest one is the Chain Bridge, which was completed in 1849 by the supervising of architect Adam Clark. Megyeri Bridge is the longest one with a totally different style. The second longest and busiest is the Arpad Bridge. Margaret Bridge, different in its character, was the second permanent bridge, built between 1872-1876. Elizabeth Bridge, which bears the name of Queen Elizabeth, was built as the fourth one. Liberty Bridge was opened and named by the Emperor Franz Joseph in 1896. Petofi Bridge and Lagymanyosi Bridge lie most southern of the other bridges.
So, we recommend you to pack your cases and start to explore Budapest. You can make the first steps with our video about Budapest in 4K resolution.
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