OUR STUNNING CITY, BUDAPEST
- The Danube cuts right through the heart of Budapest and there are 7 unique bridges in the city (excluding rail bridges) connecting the two parts of the city, Buda and Pest.
- There are no skyscrapers in Budapest, this is to preserve the historic appearance of the city. However, there are ongoing debates as to whether higher buildings should be allowed around the capital.
- Our capital is known as the City of Spas. Budapest’s waters are warm and rich in minerals, with healing powers that may offer relief for muscle pains for example.
- One of the oldest subway lines in the world is in Budapest, this is the Millennium Line (or Metro 1).
- It was built from 1894 to 1896 and has been in use ever since. In 2002, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The inventor of the famous Rubik’s Cube, Ernô Rubik was born in Budapest.
- The Parliament of Budapest is third largest parliament of the world, located on bank of the Danube River. It has 691 rooms, 20 kilometers (12,5 miles) of stairs and it is 96 meters (315 feet) tall.