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Republic of Hungary

Republic of Hungary is located at Carpathian Basin in Central Europe. It has a land area of approximately 90,000 square kilometers. The population of the country is approximately 10 millions. Hungary is a member of European Union, NATO and a Schengen state. The capital and largest city in Hungary is Budapest with a population of approximately two and a half million inhabitants. Other large cities of interests are Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged and Pécs.

The following are two of our favourite tourist attractions in Hungary:-

Buda Castle, Budapest

Buda Castle (Budai Vár in Hungarian) is located at the southern end of Castle Hill at Buda side of the city. It was formerly known as Royal Palace. Buda Castle is undoubtedly the most popular tourist attraction in Budapest and attract millions of foreign tourists every year. It was first constructed in the middle of the 13th century for the Hungarian kings by King Béla IV after the Mongol invasion. Much of the original castle had been damaged or destroyed during the wars. The new Royal Palace was designed by Alajos Hauszmann in the beginning of the 20th century. It is approximately 300 meter long. Buda Castle was designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

Today the castle is home to several museums including the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum and the Contemporary Art Nuseum. The castle complex has an excellent breath-taking and commanding view of River Danube, the bridges and Pest side of the city. Change of guard is conducted at 12.00 noon daily. Don't miss the Buda Castle when you visit Budapest on your vacation!

Heroes Square, Budapest

Heroes Square (Hösök tere in Hungarian) is located at the end of Andrássy Avenue next to the City Park and the Museum of Fine Arts in the VI district. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Budapest and is also a favourite meeting places for the locals. The square was constructed in the late 19th century to celebrate millenium. It is also known as Millenium Memorial by the locals and is certainly one of the most popular squares in the city.

Heroes Square consists of a tall Corinthian column reaching the height of approximately 40 meters with the statue of Archangel Gabriel at the top (refer to our main photograph on the right). Below the column lies the equestrian statues of seven Magyar tribes who settled in Hungary in the 9th or 10th century. Behind the column lies two rows of semi-circle colonnades consisting of 14 statues of Hungarian kings (seven on each side) including Stephen I, Ladislaus I, Coloman, Andrew II, Béla IV, Charles I and Louis I. Heroes Square was designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002..

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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2015 at 1:05 AM

    Thanks for a wonderful virtual tour through Budapest! You brought back happy memories of my time here, and even though we saw most of the same sights, there were a few different ones that I hadn't seen.

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Mar 2, 2015 at 12:20 PM

      Hi Dee, Thanks for your visit to our Hungary travel page, your ratings and comments. Budapest is indeed a beautiful city, probably one of the most beautiful in Europe! We certainly hope to visit the city again in the near future. ~ho & pang

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    I?m glad you had such clear blue skies for your photos (most of the time). Thanks for including a tip on the Budapest opera house. (And thanks for your visit to my Kassel page.)

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2011 at 7:00 AM

    Excellent page Ho & Pang. Brought back wonderful memories of our 7 day stay in 2005. Would like to return to this beautiful city.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    A very interesting and helpful page! I would like to come back to Hungary someday after a very short visit in far 1996...

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2011 at 5:19 AM

    Very interesting to read. Your tips about transportation are especially helpful.

  • viajeras2's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Amazing page, like always! Great tips and excelent pictures! Keep having fun!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Sounds like you had a nice visit to Busapest! It is a lovely city!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2011 at 3:53 AM

    Very enjoyable reading about your Hungary experiences. Great idea to go for a boat ride on the Danube River. I know I would love shopping at the Grand Market - lots of great buys there I'm sure. Well done.

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    I had been here many years ago, may be it's time to go back.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    You've done an excellent page! You are thorough, insightful, and helpful. Love the architecture, your in-depths about the theater, palace, castle, statues, churches, museums, Opera House.


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