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Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in the world


The history of the city dates back to the Celts

Budapestits history dates back thousands of years, the city was originally a Celtic settlement. The Romans established here the seat of the province of Pannonia, Aquincum on the right bank of the Danubius River and Contra-Aquincum on the opposite side of the river. In the 9th century, the Hungarians settled in this area. The settlement they established was completely looted and destroyed by the Mongols during the Tartar invasion between 1241 and 1242. In the 15th century, the city was rebuilt and became the center of Hungary. During the hundred and fifty years of Turkish rule, the city began to decline. It was only after the compromise that it began to develop again in the 18th century, after becoming the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy near Vienna. Budapest, known today, was established in 1873 after the unification of Buda, Pest and Óbuda. After that, the buildings became the symbol of the city, and Budapest became a real world city.

Budapest attractions



The Parliament is one of the most famous public buildings in Budapest. Here is the seat of the Hungarian Parliament and some of its institutions. It is the third largest parliament in the world. According to the plans of Imre Steindl, its construction lasted for 17 years from 1895 until 1904. The building has become an iconic building in Budapest, a real tourist attraction, which is popular with both foreign and domestic tourists.


Gellért Hill

Gellért Hill is a World Heritage Site, Budapest I. and XI. is located in the district. It is located on the right bank of the Danube, its highest point is 235 meters. The steep rock wall overlooking the Danube and the panorama from the top offer an unparalleled view for those who come here. One of the real gems of Budapest. At the foot of the famous Gellért Hotel and one of the characteristics of Budapest is the Freedom Bridge. Gellért Hill has real attractions for visitors, with the Citadel and the Statue of Liberty at the top. Walking along the mountain we can see the Rock Church of St. Gellert, the Cross above the Rock Church, the statue of St. Stephen. And a statue of St. Gellert with the Great Falls below at the foot of Elizabeth Bridge. If we get tired of going uphill, we can rest on one of the benches or the mountain on top of a meadow suitable for picnics. Gellért Hill is a wonderful sight in all seasons offer. Those who visit Budapest should not miss it!


Saint Stephen Basilica

The basilica is one of the most significant church buildings in Hungary, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the capital. The St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest is the co-cathedral of the Esztergom-Budapest archdiocese. The building is named after the Hungarian founding king, St. Stephen, whose right hand, the Holy Right, is kept here as a relic. With a height of 96 meters, the building is one of the tallest buildings in Hungary. Since 1905 offers an unparalleled view in the heart of Budapest.

Heroes' Square

Heroes' Square is one of the most famous and most visited squares in Budapest and one of the symbols of the capital. At the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries stood a well designed by Miklós Ybl, called Gloriette. Hungary celebrated the millennium anniversary of the conquest in 1896. In honor of this, the Millennium Monument was built on the site of the well, and the colonnades and royal statues that became the symbol of the square were erected only between 1905 and 1910. The square next to is the City Park and on both sides is the Art Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts. Heroes' Square was named after the statues depicting the heroes that defined the history of Hungary.


Széchényi Chainbridge

This bridge is the oldest bridge on the Danube between Buda and Pest. This was the first permanent bridge in the entire Hungarian section of the Danube. Count István Széchenyi began construction. The bridge was designed by William Tierney Clark of England and its construction was supervised by a man of Scottish descent Adam Clark. Clark Ádám tér, located in front of the Buda end of the bridge, got its name from it.


Liberty bridge

The Liberty Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in Budapest. It was built in 1896 and was the third traffic bridge in the capital. It crosses the Danube between Szent Gellért tér and Fővám tér as a continuation of the Little Circuit. A year and a half after the opening of the bridge, on May 31, 1898, the tram transport crossing the Freedom Bridge was started. A three-span, cantilevered, truss-iron bridge was the first to be built for the millennium using exclusively domestic resources. The bridge was built according to the plans of János Feketházy.


Elizabeth bridge

The original Elizabeth Chain Bridge was built in 1903. It was the world's first steel pylon chain bridge, bringing many new ones in its construction. The bridge was destroyed during World War II in January 1945 and was blown up by retreating German troops. In 1964, a 10-meter-wide cable-stayed bridge was built using the old pylons. The new modern-looking bridge was designed by Pál Sávoly and handed over on November 21, 1964.

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