Budapest: Queen of the Danube

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is also known as the City of Spas. A big city with a friendly atmosphere, a place for the past to be treasured and the new to be embraced. The magic of Budapest makes it one of the most enjoyable European cities and ranked as the most livable city in Central Europe. The stunning architecture and wonderful views on banks of the Danube makes this city one with an irresistible charm. Budapest is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city houses a few World Heritage Sites, namely the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue and the Millennium Underground railway. The first settlement in the city was Ak-Ink. It was build by the Celts before 1AD. Currently the ethnic groups residing the city are  Hungarians, Germans, Roma, Slovaks and Greeks.

Budapest has 23 districts in total; 6 are located in Buda, 16 in Pest and 1 on the Csepel Island between them. The largest medicinal bath in Europe, Széchenyi Medicinal Bath, is also located in the city.  The third largest church in Europe, Esztergom Basilica, is only 45 km away from Budapest. The first underground railway in Europe was built in Budapest, which is known as the Millennium Underground railway. A major attraction of the city is the 80 geothermal springs. Budapest also has the world’s largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue and third largest Parliament building. I think I will leave you with the photos for now 🙂

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    Villy February 16, 2010 at 14:01 #

    “Budapest houses the third largest church in Europe, Esztergom Basilica.”
    Nope, Esztergom houses the Esztergom basilica, not Budapest… Its in the name for god’s sake

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    admin February 16, 2010 at 14:21 #

    Oops! Just corrected that. Thanks for spotting it.

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    Ali Salem February 20, 2010 at 21:00 #

    I like the night photos, just make sure you either carry a tripod or try to position the camera on a flat surface next time.

    A7sant ya man!

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