Metropolis of millions, cultural capital and spa capital at the same time, Budapest casts an almost magical spell on visitors. It is not without reason that the Hungarian capital calls itself the "Pearl on the Danube": in 1873, the two historic districts of Buda and Pest were united with Old Buda to form today's Budapest. Buda describes the hilly district west of the Danube, Pest the flat district east of the Danube. The city impresses with its imperial charm and a unique townscape with numerous sights. Absolutely worth seeing are the historic castle district which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and includes, among other things, the Fishermen's Bastion. Culture lovers should not miss a visit to the Hungarian State Opera, which was built in 1875 in neo-Renaissance style. With the Jewish Quarter, Andrássy Street, with the opera house and the old subway, Budapest beckons with another world heritage site. A jewel of modern architecture is the Palace of Arts, whose Bartók Hall is famous for its excellent acoustics. With 120 thermal springs and baths dating from the Turkish and Wilhelminian eras, Budapest is also a popular wellness vacation destination. In addition, the unique location, the wonderful panorama from Gellért Hill, the Belle Epoque architecture, the monuments from the Roman and Turkish periods, the listed zoo, the largest synagogue in Europe and the many festivals make Budapest unique in Europe.
BUDAPEST TOURIST INFORMATION:
Centrum: 1052 City Hall Park, corner Károly körút - Bárczy István street.
(Deák square opposite Metro1, Metro2, Metro3 or the terminus of bus 100E if coming from the airport)
Open Mon-Sun: 9.00-19.00
Phone number: +36 1 486 33 00
Budapest Card info phone 9:00-19:00: +36 30 955 0398