Budapest was an early Celtic settlement that was converted by the Romans into the town of Aquincum and the capital of Lower Pannonia. Hungarians arrived in the area in the late 9th century and the Mongols invaded and pillage 1241-42. The city of Buda which lies on the west bank of the Danube River became a Renaissance culture at the end of the 15th century. After 1526 it become under the control of the Ottomans for 150 years.

After the re-conquest of Buda in 1686 a new period developed for both sides of the river and in 1873 Buda, Óbuda unified with Pest on the East side of the river to form todays Budapest. It became the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until after the end of the WW I in 1918. It was occuppied by Germany during WW II and was dominated by Communist rule until 1989. In 1956 an uprising demanded democratic reform was crush by the invasion of the Red Army from the Soviet Union.

Budapest has economically grown into one of Europe’s most productive cities in the last several decades and is the home a vibrant university intitutions. Its exceptional sites and culture make it a must see city on any tourists list.

Regions of Budapest…

Inner City
  • Várkerület
  • Belváros
  • Terézváros
  • Ersébetváros
  • Józsefváros
  • Ferencváros
Outer Buda
  • South Buda
  • Hegyvidék
  • North Buda
  • Óbuda
  • Aquincum
  • Csepel
Outer Pest
  • Angyaföld
  • Zugló
  • Köbánya
  • North Pest
  • East Pest
  • South Pest
Points of Interests in Budapest…

Listed are some of the most interesting places to visit and see in Budapest.
* UNESCO World Heritage Site. You may sort the table below by alpha name, type of site, classification of site, area and district of Budapest

Day Trips from Budapest…
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Transportation in Budapest…