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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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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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The thermal capital of the world

Budapest has been officially the thermal capital of the world since 1934. There are 123 thermal springs here which produce  […]

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Converted insurance

By the end of the 19th century, Budapest had become a pulsating, vibrating world city in terms of both culture […]

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House of Houdini

In the castle district, just a few steps from the statue of 1848-49 soldier stands a museum, called the House […]

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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 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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Stephen’s Right

St Stephen Basilica holds a very important religious relic, the mummified right hand of King Stephen. It is called the […]

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The biggest church

The biggest church of Budapest is St Stephen Basilica, named after the first king of Hungary, King Stephen I. (975-1038). […]

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Decorative Facades

If you walk the streets of Pest with your head up, you will see many strange beings, chubby angels and […]

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When curiosity and passion about Budapest turns into a fabulous bestseller

Hungary’s capital is visited by millions of tourists every year, but only a few know why Fisherman’s Bastion has seven […]

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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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