Budapest

Budapest - economic, transport and cultural center of Hungary , is the  metropolis , which boasts more than a hundred active thermal springs . The Royal Castle district with palaces and temples of King Matej , as well as Gellért Hill , are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site .

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History

Even in first century, was the territory of Budapest, the capital of the Roman colony Pannomnia, also known as Aquincum (from the Latin word aqua). The Romans knew that the territory is thermal water, and 2 Aquincum built many amphitheaters and baths. Beginning of the 10th century is settled in Pannonia The old Hungarians, and on the foundations Aquincum built the city Buda, which lies on the right side of the Danube and later on the opposite side of the Danube River built the city of Pest.
In 1873, connecting Buda and Old Buda, located on the hilly right side of the Danube and Pest, which lies on the plane on the left side of the river,
was established city of Budapest.

Location and climate

The Budapest City Center is located at an altitude of 105 m. The Danube River divides the city into 2 parts with different types of landscape - one part is a flat while the other is very hilly. Buda hills in the city reached 527 m over sea. The climate is like in Central Europe, light and continental.

Tourist attractions

In the city of Budapest tfor lovers of culture has the only one problem: choose among 237 art monuments, 223 museums and galleries, 40 theaters, 54 cinemas, 7 concert halls and  to 200 seats with various entertainment programs, as well as the diversity of sightseeing tours by bus or ship.

Surroundings

Around Budapest also offers some interesting excursion sites. Szentendre, Visegrád, Esztergom, the Royal Palace in Godollo or bend of the Danube, whose beauty can rival the Rhine valley.

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