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The biggest flood ever in the city

The biggest flood on the river Danube occured in March 1838, causing enormous damage on the mainly flat Pest side. […]

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The oldest bridge of the city

The oldest bridge of Budapest is the Chain Bridge, it was inaugurated in 1849. Since there was no Hungarian architect […]

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Get spectacular views via tram 2

National Geographic ranks the route of tram 2 (which runs parallel to the Danube) as one of the top 10 […]

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The writers’ beautiful corner

The world’s most beautiful cafe is in Budapest. The New York Café (near Blaha Lujza square) opened in 1894 and […]

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Art in miniature

Budapest has a few interesting mini statues, all made by the same Ukrainian sculptor, Mikhailo Kolodko (see: minitank, mini Kermit). […]

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The artful rooftops of Budapest

Looking around  Budapest you can find many beautiful colourful ceramic tiles made of pyrogranite. It was invented by and made […]

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The Prince and Princess of Buda and Pest

Buda and Pest and quite different: Buda is the hillier, the greener, the older, the quieter side where Pest is […]

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When three become one

Budapest was not always one city: in 1873 Buda, Pest and Óbuda (Old Buda) were unified under the name of […]

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A threesome therapy

Budapest has been the “spa capital” of the world since 1934. The city has 123 springs, two dozen baths and […]

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Hidden symbol under your feet

Since 2006, the Small Boulevard has had unusual paving from Fővám Square to Kálvin Square: the so-called "K stone". Does […]

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Changing colours

The original Budapest flag was a tricolour red-yellow-blue one with the city’s coat of arms. It was often confused with […]

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Don’t forget to look under your feet!

When you walk around Budapest, it is always worth looking down to admire the beautiful manhole covers the city has. […]

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