Budapest, Hungary

Budapest at night Buda Castle
View of the Danube, Buda Castle and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at night. Taken by Flickr user Pennyjey.

Population: 1,744,665 (2014)

Language(s): Hungarian (Magyar)

Demonym: Budapester; Budapesti (Magyar)

Area: 525 km2 (203 mi2)

Dialing Code: +36

Electricity Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug/Socket Types: C & F

Time Zone: Central European Time (UTC+1); Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)


The capital of Hungary, Budapest is quite a city to behold. It is the capital and largest city of Hungary, and a very popular tourist destination. It straddles the Danube River, with Buda on the west bank and Pest on the east. Budapest has numerous World Heritage Sites, including the banks of the Danube River, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway.

Top Places to See and Things to Do:

  • Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Castle Hill and the Castle District
  • National Széchenyi Library
  • Andrássy út
  • Dohány Street Synagogue – the largest synagogue in Europe, 2nd largest in the world.

City facts put together in collaboration with sister site 6pt5. Language guides and more can be found on Shishek.

Budapest Panorama
Budapest as seen from the Gellért Hill. From the left to the right, you can see the Buda Castle, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, and the Hungarian Parliament Building. Panorama stitched from 5 landscape format images. For stitching PTGUI was used. Taken by: Christian Mehlführer

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