Budapest is Capital of Hungary, and its often described as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe", Budapest is famous not only for the monuments reflecting its own 1,000-year-old culture, but also for the relics of others who settled here. Remains from both Roman occupation and much later ruled by the Turks can still be seen in the city. After the Ottoman Empire the union with Austria has a particular influence on the city's form and style.
The capital has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube, representing two different characters of the city.
Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses.
Budapest has a lot to offer. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools are presented together with the influence of Secession in the city.
Climate in Budapest
- Winter (December to March)
- Spring (April to May)
- Summer (June to August)
- Autumn ( Septembr to November)
General Information about Budapest
• Currency : Hungarian Florint
• Spoken Language : Hungarian / German / English
• Time difference between Oman and Hungry : - 3 hrs
• Best time to visit:
The best times to visit Budapest are March through May and September through November. That's when the weather is idyllic and the city isn't overcrowded with tourists. However, the climate is always relatively mild, with temperatures rarely exceeding bearable levels.
Information about Flights to Flights
Flight option: Turkish Airlines , Qatar Airways , Emirates
Approximate flying hours: 6 hrs
Number of flights in a day
Turkish Airlines ( 3 flights ) via Istanbul
Qatar Airways ( 6 flightds )Via Doha
Emirates ( 1 flight ) Via Dubai
Interesting facts about Budapest
1. Budapest is hot : Literally, since Busdapest has more thermal springs then any other capital city in the world. An amazing 70 million liters of thermal water rises to the surfact daily. The hot springs have given birth to dozens of medicinal baths and to bathing culture dating back to Roman time.
2. Budapest is home to the third largest Parliament building in the world, the Parliament Building covers an area of 18,000 sq meters (193,750 sq feet), it has 691 rooms, 20 kilometers (12,5 miles) of stairs and it is 96 meters (315 feet) high. There are 90 statues on the façade and 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of 23-carat gold was used to decorate the interior. Building begun in 1885 and the Neo-Gothic palace was completed in 1902.
3. Budapest has the oldest subway-line in mainland Europe , after London Budapest has the oldest underground train system in Europe. The line opened in 1896 in the year when Hungary celebrated its 1000th anniversary, hence the name Millennium Underground. It’s still in use as subway M1 and it connects the city center with City Park.
4. Budapest is home to the second largest synagogue in the world and to the largest synagogue in Europe. The Dohány Street Synagogue can accommodate 3,000 worshipers, it is 44 meters (144 feet) high and it covers an area of 2000 sq meters (21,528 sq feet). The synagogue was built between 1854 and 1859 in Neo-Moorish style.
5. The Budapest Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world, the Budapest Zoo opened its doors in 1865 and in addition to the animals it features a number of noteworthy Art Nouveau buildings and structures, like the Elephant House, the Palm House and the main entrance.
6. Budapest is home to one of the largest music festivals in the world around 400,000 people from all over the world flock to the Sziget Festival every August. The week-long celebration of music is named after the Shipyard Island (Hajógyári sziget) where the festival is held.
7. Budapest is the biggest city in Hungary 20% of Hungary’s population lives in Budapest. So, every 5th person in Hungary is a ‘Budapester’