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Budapest – Tourism

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The House of the Nation Buda Castle  National  Theater 


About Hungary

In this webpage you can find a lot of information about Hungary (history, geography, culture, climate, transport, etc.)  




Basic information of Hungary:


Form of state: Republic
Location: Central - Europe
Area: 93 030 sq km
Population: 10355000
Capital: Budapest
Time zone: Central European Time (GMT+1 hour)
Official language: Hungarian
Administrative division: Budapest and 19 counties
Climate: continental
Currency: Forint (HUF)
International phone code: +36 for Hungary / +36 1 for Budapest
Hungary is bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine,

                Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia



About Budapest:

Budapest is one of the world’s most attractive cities, rich in both natural and architectural beauty.

It is no wonder that the Castle District, the River Danube embankments and the whole of Andrássy út have been officially recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Budapest is divided into two parts, the hilly side of Buda on the western bank and the flat plain of Pest on the eastern bank of the river Danube. These two parts of the city were once separate towns and were merged together with Ancient Buda (Óbuda) only in 1873.

Official website of Budapest 


Useful informations


Budapest has a temperate continental climate. Seasons are usually well defined, with July and August the hottest months (28-30° C, 82-86° F) and December and January the coldest, when temperatures may fall to –15° C or just +5° F. Average sunshine from April to September is in excess of eight hours a day.


Getting here (by air, rail, coach. river and car)


Airport transfer 

Budapest (Ferihegy) International Airport is ten miles south-east of the city centre.

Schuttle bus


Budapest City Card

– offering free public transport, free or discounted museums, sights, sightseeing tours, folklore programmes, restaurants and spas, car rental. 


Budapest public transport 

(General information about Budapest public transport)

Budapest’s network of public transport services includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, underground trains (Metró) and over ground suburban trains (HÉV). Buses, trams and trolleybuses run daily from 4.30 a.m. until 11.0 p.m. All three Underground lines connect at Deák tér Station, and service frequencies range from 15 minutes late in the evening to every two minutes at peak times. The HÉV runs to and from Csepel Island and Ráckeve in the south, Szentendre in the north, and Gödöllő in the east.

Tickets have to be bought before boarding; you cannot usually buy them from the driver and there are no conductors. They are available at Underground stations, tobacconists and newsagents, and from vending machines at many bus and tram stops in the city centre.


Schedules of Budapest public transport





We recommend you to visit museums of Budapest:


Hungarian National Museum

(VIII. Múzeum krt. 14-16): Permanent exhibitions: Hungarian History from the Founding of the State until 1990, Lapidarium – Roman Stonework, and Coronation Jewels and Robes.



Museum of Fine Arts

(XIV. Hősök tere): Hungary’s premier gallery of non-Hungarian works of art from early times at Heroes’ Square.





Hungarian National Gallery 

(I. Dísz tér 17, Buda Castle Royal Palace): The national museum of Hungarian fine arts. Permanent exhibitions: Mediæval and Renaissance Stonework, Gothic Wooden Statues and Panel Paintings, Late Gothic Winged Altarpieces, Renaissance and Baroque Art, the Habsburg Crypt, Nineteenth Century Hungarian Art and Sculpture, and Twentieth Century Hungarian Art and culpture.




Some of the principal theatres and concert halls in Budapest:


National theatre

(IX. Bajor Gizi park 1)

The construction of the National Theatre, on the basis of plans by architect Mária Siklós, began on 14 September 2000, and, after a construction process of record-breaking speed, was completed in a little over 15 months.


Hungarian State Opera House:

(VI. Andrássy út 22.)

Budapest is proud of possessing one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world.




Music Academy:

(VI. Liszt Ferenc tér 8.) Officially called the Ferenc Liszt College of Music Art, it was founded in 1875. Even if you are not a big fan of classical music, it is worth buying a concert ticket just to admire the beautiful interior of these concert halls




Budapest Spas


Budapest is conveniently placed on top of a network of mineral springs, both warm and cool.There's nothing more enjoyable than paying a visit to one of the numerous public spas - and taking full advantage of the healing properties of the calcium, magnesium, sulphate and fluoride found in abundance in the waters of Budapest.






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