Budapest: Impressions
November 26, 2008

After the course in BEST Course in Bratislava Geotag, and a short visit to Austria (too short to speak about it, unfortunately), I spent 4 days in Budapest Geotag before going back to Madrid. And for sure it’s a place to enjoy!

Budapest - Hero's Square

Budapest is the capital of Hungary, and the largest city of the country, with a population of about 1,750,000 inhabitants in its city area. Budapest is located almost in the heart of Hungary, which is also close to the heart of Europe, where it absorbs a lot of influence from its neighboring countries.

The first settlement in that area was Ak-Ink, but about when it first appeared, it’s only known that it was built before Christ. And Budapest, as we know it today, is the result of the fusion of three cities: Buda and Obuda (in the West bank of the Danube river); and Pest (located in the East bank).

Budapest - Overview

Budapest is well known as one of the most beautiful cities, and after having a walk in there is not really difficult to wonder why. The buildings you can find in it are simply amazing, and its streets, a complete delight for the senses… but particularly the eyes, hehe.

The architecture you can find in the old town of Budapest is mainly Classicist and Art Noveau, which gives the city a really nice feeling of greatness. Also, you can’t forget the Gothic castle that crowns the top of Buda and that offers a really nice view of the whole city.

Budapest - Castle

The social and cultural life present in the city is also great, as you have a wide offer not only of activities and shows, but also of places to visit. And that without taking into account the nightlife, as for sure you’ll be able to find any plan that suits your taste.

The weather was rather irregular, strange and, most of all, unexpected for the dates I went there. It was mid July and, despite some periods were hot and sunny, others were moderately cold, and sometimes, a heavy rain would surprise us in the middle of the street, forcing ourselves to look for protection inside some cafe.

Budapest - Parliament

Definitely, Budapest is a city that must be visited at least once in your life, as it’s a really worth experience. In my case, I spent just 4 days in there, but I can say that I fell in love with it and with its inhabitants.

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