Budapest the capital of Hungary with 2 million inhabitants. It is divided in two parts Pest – the commercial and Buda used to be the political center, which until the 19th century used to be separated. They are divided Danube river
About the etymology of the name of the city. It is composed by 2 words. Buda- legend has it that it means either water which in Slav languages means is Buda or the second option, that it is the brother of Attila. The second part, pest meaning caves.
The main facade of the Opera house with the tombs of Verdi Puccini, Wagner.
Another must-see at least taking a peek, is St Stephen’s church. Built in neo-renaissance style it is magnificent. The interiors have a certain resemblance of the beautiful tuscan city, Florence.
The name of the austro ungarn monarchy.
Pest is the largest part with 2/3 of the population.
A must see or stop is the heroic square, with lots of picture opportunities, great architecture around.
Heroes’ Square looks like the Brandenburg Gate. It is the most picturesque place to start your walk. A semi-circle of pillars and statues reflects the country’s 1,000 year history to 1896-the year the
monument was completed.
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The city is also very famous for its thermal baths, with more than a 100!
Hungary is relatively small country, a member of NATO, of the EU, but they still have their own currency due to the conditions the economy of the country.
Another must see, located at the top of the hill is the Fishermen’s bastion, Neil gothic, neo Romanesque styles in the Buda part of the city. Once you look at them you feel a certain air of the castles and towers at Disney World. In addition, this is a great viewpoint to the city, the Danube city and main highlights.
Our 3 hour tour took us to the top of the hill, to Citadella, nowadays a restaurant offering some fabulous vistas.
We finished our tour with a concert at the. Borak with a repertoire from Bach.
And now we are enjoying some nice Jewish food at a restaurant called Macesz
We loved our short stay in Budapest. We have to come back
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