Budapest, the capital of Hungary is one of the jewels of the Danube, a city that throughout the centuries shows to be a perfect bridge between Eastern and Western Europe.
The current Budapest was created in 1873 by the union of these 3 cities, Buda, Obuda and Pest. The first two are positioned on the western bank of the river, the third on the eastern bank.
20% of the Hungarian population live in the capital and more than 60% are concentrated in the economic activity of the industrial and non-profit sector. It is the central point of all the revolutionary movements that shook the country and next to some other notable cities – like Pécs, the 2010 European cultural capital – it has always had an important and central role in the artistic and cultural life of the nation. Today there is a population of almost 2 million.
Because of its geographic and natural position, Budapest is considered one of the most beautiful capital cities of the world and constantly attracts many tourists. The life of the city is alive and enterprising, characterised by the slow flow of the Danube that divides the city in two, separating the historical hillside of Buda from the commercial and chaotic Pest. The two sides are linked by different bridges, noted in themselves to be an important architectural attraction and one of the World Heritage sites.