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Travel Guide to Budapest, Hungary with rail maps and stations

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Modern Budapest was born in 1873 when the towns of Buda, Obuda and Pest were officially joined. Two and a half million people live in the city totaling roughly one-fifth of Hungary’s population. Budapest is the political, commercial and cultural capital of Hungary. Lying in north-central Hungary on the banks of the river Danube, Budapest attracts almost twenty four million visitors annually. Hilly Buda on the west bank of the Danube contains reminders of the Turkish occupation whilst flat Pest on the east bank is home to the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Justice and various museums. Six bridges including the beautiful Stone Chain bridge link the two. Known as ‘the Pearl of the Danube’ there is something for everyone here, breathtaking panoramas, healing spring waters as well as beautiful Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance buildings.

Location Facts:

Country: Hungary
Capital: Budapest
Language: Hungarian
Currency: Euro

Main Train Stations

Keleti (East) Station
Baross Tér, Budapest 1087

Nyugati palyaudur (West) Station
Vlll Kerepesi ut 2-6, Budapest 1067

Deli palyaudur (South) Station
Krisztina Körút, Budapest 1120

Major Airports

Budapest Ferihegy Airport
1675 Budapest Ferihegy, Budapest, PO Box 53

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Recommended Visitor Attractions

Basilica of St. Stephen
V Szent István tér
Royal Palace
southern end of Castle Hill, I Szent György tér
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Béla Bartók Memorial House
II Csalán út 29
Hungarian State Opera House
VI Andrássy út 22

Recommended Events

Sziget Music Festival
Óbudai-sziget (Old Buda Island)
When: Happens in
This is an annual rock and cultural festival which attracts dozens of big name artists..
Palinka Festival
Budapest City Hall Park (Varoshaza Park), Budapest
When: Happens in May
This four day event is now in its sixth year.

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