Budapest (, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbudɒpɛʃt]) is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and the ninth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits. The city has an estimated population of 1,752,286 over a land area of about 525 square kilometres (203 square miles). Budapest is both a city and county, and forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres (2,944 square miles) and a population of 3,303,786, comprising 33% of the population of Hungary.
The history of Budapest began when an early Celtic settlement transformed into the Roman town of Aquincum, the capital of Lower Pannonia. The Hungarians arrived in the territory in the late 9th century, but the area was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241–42. Re-established Buda became one of the centres of Renaissance humanist culture by the 15th century. The Battle of Mohács, in 1526, was followed by nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule. After the reconquest of Buda in 1686, the region entered a new age of prosperity, with Pest-Buda becoming a global city after the unification of Buda, Óbuda, and Pest on 17 November 1873, with the name 'Budapest' given to the new capital. Budapest also became the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a great power that dissolved in 1918, following World War I. The city was the focal point of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Battle of Budapest in 1945, and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
Balázs Surján | Mar 9, 2016
An awesome building, it has a beautiful eclectic style.
Siân Ng | Jul 19, 2018
Beautiful building, though currently closed for renovation.
Jamie Abbott | Feb 8, 2018
Permanently closed, extensive building remodeling and new construction.
Lucas Passold | Aug 16, 2015
For me, one of the most beautiful buildings of Budapest! It is now abandoned and going to be restored into a hotel, but if you are lucky you can find the doors open and check the amazing retro interior inside the passage. You feel like you are in a movie and I hope it will be a nice restoration.
Joseph Xavier | Dec 31, 2016
Think this place might AKA the Parizsi Udvar... been used as a film location for a few things, recently Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
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