Budapest was not always one city: in 1873 Buda, Pest and Óbuda (Old Buda) were unified under the name of Budapest. The official birthday of Budapest is 17 November 1871. On this day many of the bridges and public buildings receive a special illumination at night. For more interesting facts, historic details, urban legends and beautifully illustrated maps, Kinga Tittel’s handy Budapest guide book, Fabulous Budapest is available at selected Libri and Líra bookstores, at the online Libra Bookshop, the gift shop of the Matthias Church, Opera gift shop, Souvenir Shop at District 1., 8 Tárnok Street. For overseas orders, click HERE. All images and materials are copyright protected and are the property of Kinga Tittel. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of these images and materials without written permission from the author is prohibited. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any request to use our copyrighted materials.