Budapest, Hungary. The Capital and most populous city in Hungary.
It is the ninth largest city in European Union by population within city limits.
The city has an estimated population of 1,752,286 over a land area of about 525 square kilometres.
It is both a city and a county. It forms the center of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has a total population of over 3.3 million. This population is 33% of total population in Hungary.
Budapest is an Alpha − global city with strengths in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment.
It is Hungary’s financial centre and second ranked in fastest developing urban economy in Europe.
It is the headquarters of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and the European Police College.
Over 40 colleges and Universities are in this city.
Since 1896, the city’s subway system, the Metro, serves 1.27 million. The Budapest Tram Network serves 1.08 million passengers daily.
The central area of Budapest along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has several notable monuments, including the Hungarian Parliament and the Buda Castle.
Its parliament is the third largest building in the world.
The city has more than 80 geothermal springs and the second largest synagogue in the whole world.
Budapest attracts over 12 million tourists per year around the globe.
It tops the Best European Destinations 2020 list by Big7Media.
8 Things to do and Not to do in Budapest City,Hungary.
- Don’t take more than one free, guided tour. Instead, tour the city by yourself after the first guided tour.
- Don’t take foreign currency with you. Instead, change your currency to Hungarian Forint. Exchanging foreign currencies in Hungary is quite hard.
- Never go unprepared. Instead, pack relevant clothes depending on the prevailing weather conditions.
- Don’t say that one joke, “I am Hungary” but just avoid it since the Hungarians have heard it a million times.
- Do not get into unregulated cabs. They are very expensive. Instead, make sure that the taxi uses a meter or bargain a fare before you get into the car.
- Don’t stand up from the table after eating until everyone finishes when you eat with others. Instead, if you want to do so, you can ask politely for permission.
- Don’t forget to say thank you. Instead, always thank the host’s hospitality after leaving their house.
- Avoid politics – the country is heavily divided in this matter, and if you get Hungarians to talk about it, you will never hear the end of it.
14 MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BUDAPEST CITY
- Budapest was created by the merger of three cities, Pest, Obuda and Buda.
- No building in Budapest is taller than 96 meters.
- It has the largest Synagogue in Europe.
- Budapest, Hungary is home to the oldest metro line of continental Europe.
- Budapest offers free public transportation for senior citizens for all EU citizens.
- Beneath the city of Budapest lies a hidden subterranean world, a maze of over 200 caverns. The caverns are the result of the large number of geothermal springs in the area.
- There is a statue in Budapest with powers that can make you a great writer.
- It has more thermal water springs than any other capital city in the world.
- Budapest has a train that is run almost entirely by children.
- Rubik, the inventor of the famous Rubik’s cube, was born in Budapest.
- And also Biro, the inventor of the Biro pen. Another one of the interesting facts about the city!
- If you rub the belly of the statue of the policeman in front of the Basilica of San Esteban, you will never put on weight!
- According to legend, upon the opening of the magnificent Chain Bridge, a boy shouted that the lions that guard the four ends of the bridge didn’t have any tongues.The architect, embarrassed, killed himself by jumping into the river Danube below.
- No one knows where the Hungarian language came from. A very rare facts about Budapest.