The capital of Hungary, Budapest, is a city that seduces its visitors at first sight. The symbol of Budapest is the Parliament building, an imposing building adorned by the most important Chain Bridge. This wonderful city is woven of a large number of tourist attractions. The Fisherman's Bastion is just one of the attractions that make this city magnificent. The seven towers represent the seven Hungarian founders of the state and the city. With about two million inhabitants, Budapest is an important cultural, administrative, economic and trade center of Hungary. A very rich history with cultural treasures makes Budapest one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
The New York Palace in Budapest isn’t only a hotel, but also one of the most beautiful cafes in the word. This classic café is located in a hotel which survived decades of numerous political events, wars etc. However, it remained beautiful, luxurious and as brilliant as it deserves to be. This hotel and its cult café were the gathering place for the elite, artists of different kinds. The luxurious interior of the building was preserved even in modern times. The New York café is beautifully decorated in the style of Italian renaissance.
The Liberty Bridge is a green giant spanning over the Danube. Its original name was Franz Joseph Bridge. It is situated in the south of the city, connecting Buda and Pest, as well as Gelert and Fovam Squares. It was constructed in the 19th century as a part of the Millennium Exhibition honoring the 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian country. On the bridge you can see the coat of arms of Hungary, various mythological sculptures, as well as modern art details. A tram used to go across this bridge, so the small cabins which still stand on the very entrances to the bridge used to sell tram tickets.
Another important landmark of Budapest is its Matthias Church, situated next to the Fisherman’s Fortress and Buda Castle. It was built in 1015 by the orders of Saint Stephen, the then-king of Hungary. The church is 80-meters tall. 200 years after construction, the church was demolished by the Mongols. During the 2nd half of the 14th century, the church was rebuilt and renovated. It was built in late-gothic fashion. Even though it suffered various renovative processes to stand the test of time, it is today highly visited by tourists and it takes up a special place in the capital of Hungary.
Váci Street is the main street in Budapest, a pedestrian zone that every visitor to Budapest truly must experience. The street is 500-meters long and is located in the very heart of the city, in Pest. As any other main street of a European capital, it contains many restaurants, cafes, boutiques, shops and souvenir stores. The street was created in 1899 by the merging of several smaller parts. It has a unique spirit, especially during the holiday season, when Christmas lights create a truly unforgetable atmosphere.
City Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Budapest, is a public park in Budapest situated behind Heroes’ Square. It was first mentioned in 1241 by its archaic name, Ukurföld. The first mention of the name comes from 1241 in the archaic form, Ukurföld. In the 18th century, the area was called Ochsenried in German. Around 1800 the official name was changed to Batthyány-erdő, after the forest of the same name. The first trees and planified walkways were established in 1751 and after the public park was created in the first decades of the 19th century the present-day name, Városliget, meaning “little city forest”. At this point it became one of the world’s first public parks.