Throughout the years I’ve been to Budapest many times. I always like spending time there and breathe the history in on every corner.
Here are 10 important facts about the Hungarian capital:
- Budapest is a cultural, political and econimical center.
- 20% of Hungary’s population (2 million people) lives in the capital.
- It’s history reaches back to the celtics, who founded the city. Then the Roman Empire ruled this region. The Huns only occupied it in the 9th century.
- It existed in two parts (Buda and Pest) until 1873. It was almost named Pestbuda.
- There are 14 birdges over River Danube. They became the symbols of Budapest.
- Freddie Mercury liked the Hungarian Parliament so much, he wanted to buy it.
- You can find the hand of our first ruler, St. Stephen in St. Stephen’s Basilica. The Holy Right leads the parade on 20th August.
- It has many thermal baths, so it’s quite popular among tourists.
- There is a Columbo statue in the middle of the city.
- Budapest also has a Statue of Liberty. A woman holding a palm frond can be found on Gellért Hill.
Here are the places I especially like in Budapest: