About 2 million people or every fifth Hungarian lives in the capital. It is, from head to toe, a European city. Besides the citizens of many nations, more and more foreigners choose to make Budapest their home. During its long history it was destroyed innumerable times, and its citizens exterminated; yet it has always risen again, evolving and becoming ever bigger and more colorful. Each age has left behind its marks, each rejected and destroyed, but built also, so configuring today’s exciting, in places opulent, in other places dingy city.
The Danube, Europe’s highway, determines the life of Budapest dividing it into two and yet connecting both sides of the city’s unfurling districts.
The Buda hills and the soft inclines of Óbuda on the left bank and the Pest plain on the right bank diversify the city. The islands embraced by the Danube – of which the centrally situated Margaret Island, which contains perhaps the most beautiful park of the city, further enrich this picture.
Not only the Danube, but also the hot springs that spout forth from under the city have had a significant role in the area’s development. Though the region has been inhabited ever since the Stone Age, by the Celts coming and settling here the from west, but also by the Avar tribes arriving here from the east, the first city with a significant number of citizens was founded by the bath loving Romans. In the area of today’s Óbuda, Aquincum was the capital of their occupied territory of East Pannonia. The Turks who occupied this territory for 150 years constructed numerous baths in the city. A few among them even today await bath lovers.
Budapest was created by the unification the three cities of Buda, Obuda and Pest in the year 1873.
Did you know that the spicy pepperoni was VERY spicy. Know what, I LOVED the crust here. It was amazing. Know what, I may have even liked it better than Pomo D’oro. I believe, so this was By the way I like spicy food. Know what guys, I would TOTALLY go back here and get just a cheese pizza, a caprese pizza, or another topping. That crust is totally worth trying again! Know what guys, I would go Budapest first. Prague is wonderful but so well preserved it almost feels unreal. Instead by the time we arrived in Prague, we appreciated very much more. It is an interesting city but moreso as it is sort of a time capsule evidence of the good and bad days everywhere you walk. In my opinion if we had done Prague first, our time in Budapest should be more accessible crowdwise in summertime as well if you should do a later return. For instance, for springtime, youll likely catch Prague less busy that in the summertime, Actually I loved Budapest, and should say without a doubt to go there as well.
Whenever opening hours, public transport and more here, Find out more about what to do, what to expect, how much you will pay. Actually I would probably go with Prague as So it’s small and better to head before the crowds, if I had to choose. Both are lovely, and as the others suggest, Prague is smaller but can be busier/more touristy, particularly later on in the year. You could certainly go to both if you budget allows as it would’ve been possible to see enough of both in 3/4 days every. Considering the above said. Budapest can still be covered a lot on foot but another time.
Founder of Ever Thought of Trying -a travel company specialising in offering cultural experiences in Europe. This is why we travel and sharing our experience with you. Having lived abroad and in different countries for 10 years made us realize that the world is top school ever. In 2003 we left our motherland to study and work in Bordeaux, Paris, Athens, and San Francisco. Which I highly recommend, take a glance at Szimpla Bar on Kazinczy utca or Instant on Nagymező Street, I’d say if you are interested in checking out a ruin bar. Budapest should be more accessible crowdwise in summertime as well if you should do a later return. Know what, I would suggest doing both if you can. It is I will perhaps say Prague. For springtime, you’ll likely catch Prague less busy that in the summertime, Actually I loved Budapest, and would say without a doubt to go there as well. On top of this, Prague is smaller and has a magical atmosphere thanks to the gothic appeal. Vitus Cathedral and the view of city by night. Known Too touristy though. The best is St. Vitus Cathedral and the view of city by night. Too touristy though.
We were in Budapest last Easter on Kazinczy utca or Instant on Nagymező Street, Know what, I have not been to Prague yet. Check out my previous answer on Budapest here -have not been to Prague yet, but we were in Budapest last Easter (April and it was a great time to go. Must do’s in Budapest include the House of Terror, the Szechenyi Baths and Castle Hill. Essentially, whenever opening hours, public transport and more here, Find out more about what to do, what to expect, how much you will pay. Budapest can still be covered a lot on foot but another time. You should take it into account. To be honest I would probably go with Prague as it’s small and better to head before the crowds, if I had to choose.