Budapest is the capital of Hungary which is divided by the Danube River. A 19th-century chain bridge connects the hilly area of Buda with a flat pest. The funicular runs along the Castle Hill to the Old Town of Buda, where the Budapest History Museum has been tracking city life since Roman times. It is the most populous city of Hungary and the tenth largest city in the European Union in terms of population within the city. The population of the city was 1,752,286 people in 2019, spread over an area of about 525 square kilometers. Budapest is both a city and a district and forms the center of the metropolitan area of Budapest, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometers and a population of 3,303,786 people, which makes up 33 percent of Hungary’s population.
Budapest is one in every of the foremost lovely cities in Europe. The city is classified as the “second best city in the world” by Condé Nast Traveler, and by Forbes- “seventh most idyllic place in Europe for life”. Budapest is known as the alpha-global city with strong points in commerce, finance, research, technology, media, art, fashion, education and entertainment, and ranks second in terms of urban development in Europe. Budapest is home to the European Police College, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and the first overseas office of the China Investment Promotion Agency. Among the important museums and cultural institutions of Budapest is the Museum of Fine Arts. Other well-known cultural institutions include the Hungarian National Museum, the House of Terror, the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, the Hungarian State Opera and the National Library. The central part of the city along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has many notable monuments such as the Hungarian Parliament, the Buda Castle, the Fishing Bastion, the Gresham Palace, the Secheni Chain Bridge, the Matthias Church and the Statue of Liberty. Other famous sights are Andrassy Avenue, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square, Grand Market, Nyugati train station, built by the Eiffel Company in Paris in 1877, and the second oldest metro line, the world, the underground railway of the millennium. There are also about 80 geothermal sources in the city. The city also has about 80 geothermal sources, the second largest synagogue and the third largest parliament building in the world. Budapest attracts 4.4 million international tourists a year, making it a popular destination in Europe. On Trinity Square there is the 13th-century Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion Tower, which offer stunning views. Budapest is the capital of Hungary which is divided by the Danube River. A 19th-century chain bridge connects the hilly area of Buda with a flat pest. The funicular runs along the Castle Hill to the Old Town of Buda, where the Budapest History Museum has been tracking city life since Roman times. On Trinity Square there is the 13th-century Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion Tower, which offer stunning views. To the east of the river in the building of the neo-Gothic parliament of Pest is the Holy Crown of Saint. Stephen, Basilica of St. Stephen shows the right hand of the saint. The synagogue on Dohany Street contains a museum, a memorial and a cemetery. The Grand Boulevard Andrassy Avenue passes through the neoclassical Hungarian State Opera House on the way to Heroes Square, where the statues commemorate the creation of the Hungarian state, and there are 2 art museums. The richly decorated Széchenyi thermal bath complex in the adjacent city park is one of many in Budapest and is part of the long Hungarian mineral bathing tradition.