Budapest

 

The capital and the largest city of Hungary; the economic, transportation and cultural centre of the country. The city was founded in 1873 by unification of three then independent cities of Buda, Óbuda and Pest. It is situated on both banks of the Danube.

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The area around the Hungarian metropolis has been settled as soon as 50,000 years ago. However, the name of Budapest is only 125 years old. Building of the metropolis was finished in 1896. The Pest's population rose 20-times in the 19th century and, at the end of the century, Budapest was paradoxically the largest "Slovak" city in that time.

Palace of Art is a museum of arts and it is located in Heroes' Square. It faces the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum was built in 1895. As it includes the biggest exhibition premises in Hungary, it regularly exhibits the artwork of both the domestic and foreign artists and organises various thematic exhibitions.

Budapest is the best shopping choice as there are a number of malls. Also, if you long for shopping in connection with a walk, this is the right place. No matter if you like luxury or price-efficient shopping, everyone will find here what they want. Luxury on Andrássy Street, style on Váci Street or comfortable shopping in malls.

If somebody says 'the golden team', it will immediately remind us of the football team that was established at the beginning of 1950s and lasted until 1956; the Hungarian revolution was in the centre of the world's attention; maybe without the world trophy but it surely was. The most important football team is FTC.

The Danube flows through the city, creating several islands, with Margaret Island and Csepel Island being the most famous ones. The river divides the city into two parts. There are several caves accessible for tourists in the Buda Hills. The city's main natural treasure is the thermal spas thanks to which Budapest is the world's largest spa city.

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