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Explore the most beautiful city on the Danube River – Budapest!

created by MyBudapest on 2012-08-13

Explore the most beautiful city on the Danube River – Budapest!

Budapest is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a growing importance as a hub in Central Eastern Europe for business and industry. Unreachable is the view on the Danube at night when the shores are lighted and the lights are reflecting in the Danube. Interestingly Budapest is divided up into 23 districts which are marked by Roman numerals.

Just under two million people live in Budapest, though there are more than three million inhabitants of Greater Budapest. When driving through Budapest remember that the River Danube splits the city into two parts - Buda (a city on the west bank) and Pest (a city on the east bank). If you need help orientating yourself you may also wish to have a sat nav system in your car, a good idea if you don't speak Hungarian. Take some time to see the beautiful bridges which cross the Danube such as the Lágymányosi Bridge, the Margaret Bridge and the Árpád Bridge. All have a range of architectural styles.

In 2006, the Budapest Spring Festival opens on March 17th, the theme being the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart, and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Hungary's own Béla Bartók. Both composers will be celebrated flamboyantly through exhibitions of their work, recitals and concerts. Some of Mozart's most impressive operas are also to be performed, including the 'Marriage of Figaro'.

For sightseeing trips Budapest is a perfect place because it offers tons of interesting places, an interesting history and great monuments. From the US Budapest is quiet a long trip but for a Europe journey Budapest should be one of your destinations.

Reaching Budapest from European cities such as London, Berlin, Rome or Paris became easier and easier with the rise of cheap flight airlines who nowadays occupy a complete terminal of the Budapest airport.

Seven islands can be found on the Danube: Shipyard Island, Margaret Island, Csepel Island, Palotai-sziget (now a peninsula), Népsziget, Háros-sziget, and Molnár-sziget.

In Budapest there are forty theaters, seven concert halls and an opera house. Outdoor festivals, concerts and lectures enrich the cultural offer of summer, which are often held in historical buildings. The largest theater facilities: the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre, the József Attila Theatre, the Katona József Theatre, the Madách Theatre, the Hungarian State Opera House, the National Theatre, the Vigadó, Radnóti Miklós Theatre and the Comedy Theatre.

Castle Hill and the Castle District; there are three churches here, six museums, and a host of interesting buildings, streets and squares. The former Royal Palace is one of the symbols of Hungary – and has been the scene of battles and wars ever since the 13th century. Nowadays it houses two impressive museums and the National Széchenyi Library. The nearby Sándor Palace contains the offices and official residence of the President of Hungary.

House of Hungarian Wines

Located near to the Buda Castle, the House of Hungarian Wines allows visitors to enjoy unlimited sampling for a two hour period. With over 700 wines on display from 22 different regions throughout the country, there are plenty of wines waiting to be sampled.The House of Hungarian Wines is open daily.

Historical Museum of Budapest

The Historical Museum of Budapest actually features three great Budapest attractions: The Castle Museum, the Kiscell Museum and the Aquincum Museum. In addition to the numerous temporary exhibits found in these museums, visitors can also enjoy seeing several permanent exhibits. Some of these include gothic sculptures from the Royal Palace of Buda, the Golden Lion Pharmacy exhibition, the Baroque sculpture hall and access to the open-air Statue park exhibit. The Historical Museum of Budapest is open year-round.

Oni is a Travel Journalist whose major area of focus is travel where she shares lots of travel information. She is now sharing her views about Budapest. To know more about booking Luxury Breaks Budapest. Please visit http://www.mybudapest.co.uk.
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