Budapest – one of the most beautiful cities in Europe

The capital city of Hungary, Budapest, was created out of the unification of the separate historic towns of Buda, Pest and Óbuda in 1873. Its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world.

Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world’s largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building. The city attracts about 3 million tourists a year and ranked as the most livable Central European city on EIU’s quality of life index. It is also ranked as “Europe’s 7th most idyllic place to live” by Forbes, and as the 9th most beautiful city in the world by CityGuides.

Don’t miss to try the tipical hungarian dishes like gulasch, chicken paprikas or pörkölt. Hungary is famous of vines, so make sure you will taste some of them. You can easily find good restaurants around our partner hotel, and they also serve Hungarian dishes at the restaurant.

Useful facts to facilitate your stay in Hungary

  • Capital
    Budapest
  • Surface
    93 033 km²
  • Population
    10 076 000
  • Time zone
    GMT/UTC +1
  • Language
    Hungarian (magyar)
  • Currency
    Hungary’s official currency is the forint (HUF). 1 GBP = around 350 HUF. Most of the international credit cards are accepted in Hungary.
  • Regime
    Parliamentery democracy
  • President of the Republic
    János Áder
  • Prime minister
    Viktor Orbán
  • Climate
    Hungary’s climate is continental, so we have hot summers and cold winters.
  • Electricity
    In Hungary we use standard European 220 v electricity: 2 round prongs. The sockets are different from sockets used in the United Kingdom.
  • Tipping
    Tipping is appreciated in restaurants, after taxi rides and at cloakrooms. If you are satisfied with the service you received, give a 10% additional fee as tip.

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To read more about Budapest please visit http://www.budapest.com/