Budapest is the capital of Hungary, a country in the Central European region. Budapest is the largest city in the country. Budapest is also an important center of culture, education and science. Budapest is situated on both banks of the Danube River. The town has two main parts: Buda and Pest. These sections are on the opposite bank of the river. Several bridges connect the two. Buda has a lot of hills, while Pest is more flat.
More than 100 natural hot springs found in Budapest. Many spas or resort is built around the spring. This is one reason why Budapest becomes a major tourist destination. Budapest is also a transportation hub, manufacturing, and banking in Hungary. Factories in the city are producing electronics, communications, chemicals, fabrics, and processed foods. Other factories making buses, railway equipment, and boats.
In ancient times, the Romans built a town on the site of Budapest. The Hungarians came to the area in the 800’s. They then settled in the city of Buda. Buda became the capital of the kingdom of Hungary in the 1400’s. The Slavic group founded Pest. Then, the traders of Germany developed the Pest as a trading town. Both cities were under Turkish rule for a period.
Many buildings in Budapest today comes from the 1700’s and 1800’s. The area was then under the rule of Austria. In 1873, Buda and Pest merged to form one city. Battle at the end of World War II in 1945 devastated Budapest. After the war, Hungary formed communist government, based in Budapest. In 1956, there was an uprising in the city against the communist government. The uprising failed. In the 1980’s, a growing number of protests that led to the fall of communism in Hungary.
Budapest, the city that is not only beautiful in every corner of the city, but also to provide all the surprises that we can not guess. Starting from the beauty and greatness of the river Danube and the grandeur of the Chain Bridge. As well as the grandeur of Buda castle is particularly worthy to be given the highest praise, especially if you look at the parliament building from above. I was endlessly amazed.
The city attracts about 4.4 million tourists per year and making it the most popular cities to 25 cities in the world, and the popular 6th in Europe, according to Euromonitor. Budapest is considered as a financial center in Central Europe. The city is ranked third in the Emerging Markets Index Mastercard, and the highest ranking as the city’s most liveable in Central Europe or Eastern Europe in the EIU quality of life index.
Budapest is also ranked as the “second best city in the world” by the Condé Nast Traveler, and “7 the most beautiful places in Europe to live” by Forbes. Also rank highest in Eastern Europe to the Top 100 Innovation Cities Index.