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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Budapest: The Capital of Hungary
by Arunas Travel Photography - 5

Hungary

Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary located in the central northern section of the country.



Five interesting facts about Budapest:

  • The first settlement named Ak-Ink (“Ample Water”) on the territory of the present-day city was built by Celts before 1 AD.
  • It consists of two parts, Buda and Pest, which are situated on opposite sides of the Danube river and connected by a series of bridges.
  • The city, including the cultural and architectural significance of the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.  
  • It is the 11th largest city in the European Union according to the population within their city limits.
  • It attracts 4.4 million international tourists per year, making it the 25th most popular city in the world and the 6th in Europe.

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Buda – the western bank of the Danube River, Budapest

Matthias Church (Neo-Gothic; built in the 19the century) and Fisherman's Bastion (Neo-Romanesque; built in the 19the century), Buda, Budapest

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The Danube River, Budapest

Budapest Bridge
Elisabeth Bridge (opened in 1964), Budapest

Elisabeth Bridge, Budapest

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Buda Castle (Baroque; built in the 18th century), Budapest

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University of Technology and Economics (built in the 18th century), Budapest

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Hungarian Parliament Building (Neo-Gothic; built in the 19th century), Budapest

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Hungarian State Opera House (Neo-Renaissance; built in the 19th century), Budapest

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Statues, Budapest

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Lantern, Budapest

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Façade of buildings, Budapest

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Museum of Applied Arts (Art Nouveau; built in the 19th century), Budapest

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Keleti railway station (Eclecticism; built in the 19th century), Budapest

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Street of Pest, Budapest


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5 comments

  1. Great article! We just came back from Budapest, but we’ve only been there for 2 days. Thanks to you, I see how much we misdeed. Need to go back

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  2. I had no idea Budapest was so stunning. What kind of camera do you shoot with? Your photos are so crisp and gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! My camera is Nikon D3100.

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  3. Beautiful photos and great facts about Budapest. I was there for a week and I loved it!

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  4. I just got back from Budapest and it was my first time. I absolutely fell in love with the city. Your photos srae stunning and makes me want to go back! My only regret was not spending enough time there mand was rushing a little ot try and fit it all in. Glad you had a great time!

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