Budapest, city, capital of Hungary. It has an estimated population of 1,752,286. The city is the political, administrative, industrial, and commercial center of Hungary. Once called the “Queen of the Danube,” Budapest has long been the focal point of the nation and a lively cultural center. It consists of two parts, Buda and Pest, which is situated on opposite sides of the river and connected by a series of bridges. The central area of Budapest along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has several notable monuments, including the Hungarian Parliament and the Buda Castle.
Budapest has a rich history of higher education, with some of its universities dating as far back as the 14th century. Academic education in Hungary’s capital is generally of a high standard, although it frequently adopts a more traditional approach than that of Western European countries. Following the regulations of the Bologna system, both colleges and universities in Budapest may launch Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. courses that are globally recognized. Medicine, dentistry, pharmaceuticals, veterinary studies, and engineering are among the most popular fields for foreigners to undertake in Budapest. There is also a whole range of other options from marketing and business management to international studies, environmental sciences, and creative arts.
Hungary is so small you can reach most cities in two hours, perfect for a day trip or a weekend. Seven countries are neighbors: Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia. Pack up and start your journey!
- Food and wine. Hungarian specialties are tasty: Goulash, grey cow, Mangalica pork, paprika, foie gras, beef cheeks, lecso, etc. Hungarian wines can easily compete with French or California wines.
Being able to go everywhere on foot, sometimes with the help of a tram, bus or metro is bliss. No more car to park. We use our car only to travel outside the city.
- From festivals in Mohacs in Hollokö to Easter to many beers & wine festivals to music festivals, occasions are endless to share the Hungarian culture and meet friendly people.
- One of the hardest to learn after Chinese and Arabic. Extremely few cognates and rules exist just to be broken in your next sentence.
- The highest in Europe at 27%. Even food gets taxed that high.
- While in most cities you can trust the forecast about one week in advance, in Budapest, even two days in advance it will not be accurate. Weather changes all the time.
- Budapest was founded by the 3 cities: Buda, Óbuda and Pest.
- Underneath the city is a massive reserve of spring water that produces 70 million liters of thermal water a day which makes Budapest the richest city with the medical waters in the world.
- Hippos at the Budapest Zoo are bathing in the thermal waters.
- In Hungary, there is a naming law when it comes to choosing the name for the children! The name must come from a pre-approved list. No Norths or Brooklyns there.
- The Budapest Millennium Underground line opened in 1896, making it the second oldest underground line in Europe. Budapest underground system is also the only underground system in the world that is a UNESCO Site.
- Szimpla Kert (cafe) was rated the third best bar in the world and number 1 in Budapest. This bar is pretty wild. It’s big, large, and awesome. Not to mention super cheap. One of the best bars in the world, according to . :)
- Rubik, the inventor of the famous Rubik’s cube, was born in Budapest.
- Budapest is known for its ‘Ruins Pubs’. The Ruin Bars of Budapest have been quietly known for having been turned around from former ghettos into lively pubs and restaurants.
Budapest, Hungary is marked by a mild and wet
continental-climate with sunny summer and cold winter. In all four seasons, the
weather is not easily predictable. Summer, which lasts for 3.5 months,
marks the warm season. The climatic conditions during summer resemble those of
the Mediterranean environment. Winter lasts for roughly 3.5 months too, starting from December to February. These months are cold and dull. In Budapest, Hungary springtime is very pleasant. The city and its activities are in full bloom. The temperatures become a little
warmer at this time of the year. Autumn
is one of the most popular travel seasons in Budapest, Hungary. The summer heat fades, the temperature is usually
still high (24C) at the beginning of autumn but it slowly gets cold as the
WINTER IS COMING. :)