Budapest - "Pearl of the Danube"
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial and transportation centre. With its almost two million inhabitants it is the biggest and most densely populated city in the country. One in every five Hungarian citizens lives in Budapest, and over half of the nation’s GDP is generated here. Half of the country's university students study in the capital, and the majority of professors teach here, too. The proportion of researchers working in Budapest is even higher.
The city lies on the banks of the Danube River, which divides it into 2 parts: Buda on the west bank, dominated by hills and slopes, and flat Pest, which is basically the beginning of the Great Plain to the east.
Budapest is a city of diversity, where you can find the marks of different historical eras: to feel the Turkish atmosphere go and see the burial monument of Gül Baba; then visit the rustic streets and monuments of the Castle district; you can witness the rapid transformation that took place during the 19th century by walking along Andrássy út or the boulevards. If you are one for undisturbed calm, take a stroll in the villa quarters in Rózsadomb. The capital is rich in historical monuments. There are countless architectural treasures, such as the Parliament or the Opera House, the Szent István Basilica and the Buda Castle.
The main building of the university is located on the tram line ranking 1st among Europe’s and 7th among the world’s most beautiful tram lines in 2012 (Tram Nr. 2.).
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Last modified: 2017.02.16.