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Budapest, the pearl of the Danube

Budapest, the pearl of the Danube
Budapest, the Hungarian gateway, is a city with a special charm despite the state it was after World War II. Years of effort have managed to rebuild and return to their former glory, making it one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
It is said that the Danube, the river that runs through Europe, divides the capital of Hungary into two parts, which are those that give the city its name: Buda, the hilly and old, and Pest, modern flat. However, the reality is totally opposite: the great river joins the two ancient cities forming one.
The best way to appreciate the size and beauty of Budapest is admired Pest from the Buda hills, and watch Parliament Buda from Pest. The Danube has a special significance for the city, as the reflection in the water of the spectacular buildings of Budapest offers a breathtaking view, especially at sunset.
Historical tour of the Hungarian capital
Budapest is one of those cities that is filled with hundreds of monuments and places to visit. We begin our tour with a walk along the main avenues like Andrássy, one of the most emblematic. This grand boulevard, built in 1872 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002, connects the square Erzébel ter with Heroes Square, and terminates at the City Park. The natural charm of this avenue is due in large part to the beautiful facades of the houses that compose and Renaissance palaces that still remain. In addition, it houses the Budapest Opera House, Neo-Renaissance building whose exterior is decorated with sculptures of famous composers and musicians.
Heroes Square.
Andrássy Avenue is not just a place full of history, culture and art, is also a trade route in which you can eat at some of the trendiest restaurants, or spend a perfect afternoon shopping in the most exclusive boutiques like Armani, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Dolce & Gabanna.
Another important route is Váci utca, whose luxury shops, fine restaurants and cafes, theaters and art galleries have made it famous in the city. It is located parallel to the Danube between Vörösmarty Square and Grand Central Market, the largest in the city. It highlights the sale of crafts and traditional foods such as salami, foie, paprika paprika and its varied and delicious wines.
Continue through the Castle District, where the Royal Palace of Buda Castle, former residence of Hungarian kings for centuries. It was built in the thirteenth century, and after continuous occupations, was partially destroyed in World War II. Thanks to this devastation, in its reconstruction were installed some museums like the Budapest History Museum, through which you can make a fascinating tour of the city over a thousand years, or the National Gallery of Hungary, with ten rooms dedicated to Hungarian art from the eleventh to the twentieth century. In this room also highlight the National Library, with more than two million volumes, and the Castle Theatre, where Beethoven conducted a concert in 1800.
Szechenyi thermal baths, outdoors, are one of the great attractions of Budapest.
Near the Buda Castle is the Chain Bridge, Budapest's oldest and best known of the Danube. It was built between 1842 and 1847, but was almost completely destroyed in the Great War and was opened again in 1949. The view of the bridge lit up at night, near the Royal Palace, is one of the finest images of the city.
Visit the Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge is ideal for combining with the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. The first of these two monuments is a viewpoint situated on the hill of Buda, on the west bank of the Danube, from where you can see Pest. Its construction in form of seven towers commemorates the seven Magyar tribes that founded Hungary in the 896. From the Church of St. Matthias, meanwhile, highlights its dome covered with colorful tiles, his murals and stained glass of the rear edgy and real and artistic treasures of the south porch.
In the center of Pest, the Danube, visit the Parliament, the most representative of the city and one of the most famous in Europe. Its construction in the late nineteenth century demonstrated the economic power of Hungary at that time. Login to Parliament necessarily involves visiting three rooms: the main staircase, the Dome Room (where you can admire the crown jewels of Hungary) and the former Upper House.
We end our tour with a visit to Budapest's Great Synagogue or Jewish Synagogue, the second largest in the world after that of Jerusalem. It was built in 1859 romantic-Byzantine style. During World War II, the Nazis did a Jewish ghetto in its surroundings, which later became a concentration camp. Annex to the synagogue is the Hall of Heroes, with capacity for 3,000 people, and the Hungarian Martyrs Monument, built in 1991.
Budapest is the city where history, culture and ancient art are visible in each of its monuments and streets.
Source: The Economist
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