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Budapest Travel Guide
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. With green filled parks full of charming pleasures, museums that will inspire, and a pulsating nightlife that is on par with its European counterparts, Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities. Thanks to the perfect location, inhabitants' hospitality and memorable monuments is it mentioned as "Little Paris of Central Europe" and "Pearl of Danube. The city covers an area of 525 square km within the city limits. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with a unification on 17 November 1873 of right (west)-bank Buda and Óbuda with left (east)-bank Pest.
Although Budapest is administratively divided into 23 numbered districts, it can most simply be divided into the two cities of which it is comprised (Buda and Pest) and one historic district: Buda - The hilly West side of the Danube, Castle Hill - District I of Buda, the oldest part of the city containing the eponymous Castle and many of Budapest's best-known attractions and Pest - The flat East side of the Danube, covering the modern commercial core of the city
Regarded by many as one of world's most beautiful cities, travelers are quickly recognizing the appeal of Budapest, with tourism accounting for approximately 20 million visitors per year. Most of Budapest's famous sights are concentrated on Castle Hill on the Buda side, in downtown Pest and along the riverside walkways. The main sights on Castle Hill are the Royal Palace (Királyi palota) the most popular attraction on the hill home to the: National GalleryThe Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. On Buda side you can find the Aquincum which was a city in the Roman times, it's remains are turned into a great open-air museum, the Gül Baba Türbéje which is the shrine where Gül Baba lies, theKassák Museum at the Zichy Castle shows works of the modern Hungarian artists as well as modern Hungarian art and many more.