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About Budapest City

Budapest City is situated right in the heart of Europe along the two banks of the River Danube. It is a lively, friendly city with a continental climate. It has succeeded in adapting to the modern world while preserving its rich historic past and was voted second best city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller. It offers a wealth of entertainment and cultural activities, museums, concerts, theatres, opera as well as discos, jazz clubs, elegant shops, good food and an excellent inexpensive public transport system of buses, trolleybuses, trams and underground all across the city.


Budapest was the result of the merger of three cities
Budapest became a city on November 17, 1873 when the three neighboring cities of Pest, Buda and Óbuda united.  The unification was an extremely important historic event that lead to a rapid development of the city.
However, finding a name for the new new capital stirred a lot of controversy. Some of the names suggested included Hunvár, Etelvár, or Honderu. In the end Budapest won, becoming thus the official name of the Hungarian capital.

Budapest is famed for its nightlife. There are hundreds of amazing venues, bars, cafés open around the clock. The historical downtown area offers plenty of ideas for fun night out, ranging from some of the trendiest dining options and galleries to the hottest pop/rock/electro events. The beautiful historic setting, spas and theatres mixed with a youthful vibe give you a truly unforgettable study abroad experience.

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