5 THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT BUDAPEST

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As far as my previous post with random facts about Dubai got a big response, I’ve decided to continue this tradition and here are 5 things you did not know about Budapest!

 

Three cities

 

Budapest consists of three historically developed parts — Buda, Obuda and Pesht. Buda was founded in the 10th century on the west side of the Danube, while Pest came into existence several years later on the opposite side of the river. Óbuda, the oldest district of Budapest now, was the northern suburb of Buda. In 1849 there was built the first bridge through the Danube and in 1873 as the result of association of three cities the city of Budapest appeared.

 

 The largest and tallest

 

However, you won’t find any skyscrapers, you’ll be surprised that The Hungarian Parliament Building, also known as the Parliament of Budapest, is the third largest Parliament building in the world! It is 268 m long, 23 m wide and 96 m high. The Parliament of Budapest, which is in the Gothic Revival style, covers an area of 18,000 sq meters and has 691 rooms, 29 staircases and 27 gates.

 

The oldest

 

The Line 1 (Millennium Underground Railway) is the second oldest underground railway in the world (after the London Underground), and the first line on the continental Europe. It was constructed in 1896. But it’s not the only one oldest building in Budapest! The Budapest Zoo (by the way it can be reached by Line 1) was opened in 1866 and is considered as one of the oldest in the world.

 

Rubik’s Cube

 

The world famous 3-d puzzle was created by the inventor and professor of architecture – Ernő Rubik, who was born in Budapest and has lived all his life in Hungary. But it’s worth mentioning that  there are many other famous Hungarian inventors and scientists who are known for their discoveries: journalist Laszlo Bíró (ballpoint pen), chemist Albert Szent-Györgyi (Vitamin-C), physicist Ede Teller (hydrogen bomb). And can you imagine that Hungary has 13 Nobel Prize winners!

 

Local Dracula

 

Although Dracula originates from Romania or Transylvania, the real-life inspiration and  behind Bram Stoker’s character was Vlad Tepes, Prince of Wallachia. He was also known as Vlad III Dracul (i.e. son of the dragon).

 

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  • http://www.gofashiondeals.com GoFashiondeals

    That is very interesting. I love the architecture

  • Marsya Jauzi

    The photos are breathless and totally in my bucket list! Thanks for the facts and great post xo

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

  • http://yachtsmaan.blogspot.com Amber Baker

    This is such a fascinating read, and the photos are so stunning! I adore this post!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  • http://saranusagg.blogspot.si/ Sara Nuša Golob Grabner

    I would love to visit Budapest! It looks amazing!

    http://saranusagg.blogspot.si/

  • Surbhi Suri

    this is fun. enjoyed going through Budapest trivia and amazing shots of the city too. Must visit this place sometime soon.
    New Post on my blog, do drop by soon ,<3
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  • http://www.simplymee89.blogspot.com Natasa T

    I went to budapest 2 years ago. It is such a beautiful city!

    http://www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

  • http://thenerdymelife.blogspot.com/ The Nerdy Me

    I’d love to visit Budapest one day, looks like such a beautiful place with a very rich architecture. And loved learning these 5 things about it :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • http://thelondonthing.co.uk Tania

    Ive never been and your pictures look amazing that I want to book it now x
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  • eli dou

    Very beautiful pictures!
    xx

    Eli

    http://www.acurlystyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.looking-glass.ca/ Maria

    Budapest looks so beautiful and the history is really interesting. I’d love to go one day.

  • http://theflowerduet.blogspot.com/ Marie

    Wow, the architectures are breathtaking…I’m excited to visit here soon ;)

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

  • http://www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com Jeanne

    Awesome architecture! Did not know these things about Budapest for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Hsiao Weng

    These photos are AMAZING and so is your blog. Love it!

    http://www.nomoretulips.blogspot.com

  • Federica Spinelli

    Amazing place really nice pics! kiss

    Federica – Cosa Mi Metto???

  • Michèle

    such a wonderful post. wanderlust is definitely on now

    http://www.thefashionfraction.com

  • Violette

    Thanks for sharing! This city looks beautiful!

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  • http://www.MarinaSays.com Marina Laduda

    Nice! I’ve been there a few times and never knew most of these things. Thanks for sharing :)
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  • http://www.taislany.com Thais gomes

    Beautiful Pictures!!

    Kisses,

    BLOG | Taislany

  • http://www.donkeycool.es Patricia

    I love Budapest!! The pics are amazing!!
    xoxo
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  • Shesinfashion by CC

    Hi dear,unfortunately I’ver neverbeen there, but it is an amazing city!!
    Your pics are really awesome!!
    Thanks for sharing
    XX
    Chiara
    http://shesinfashionblog.com

  • http://www.dogsanddresses.com/ Elien | DOGSANDDRESSES.COM

    Thanks for sharing Diana, lovely pictures!

    Dogs and Dresses – Personal Style & Fashion Blog

  • Blue Adriatic

    Dear Diana, really nice post. I visited Budapest because of business purposes and live 1,month there about 25 km from Budapest. I have nice memories about that.
    Kiss,Silvy ❤

  • http://www.themintandonly.com/ themintandonly

    Great post, so interesting! I’m also planning to visit Budapest, I heard that it is so beautiful! Love your photos!
    http://www.themintandonly.com

  • Ksenia Ruzanova

    Будапешт – моя давнишняя мечта:) Теперь стало интересно два самых больших парламента погуглить!

  • Monique | WritingMonique

    Great, great post! I absolutely love these facts; and I didn’t know any of them!
    WritingMonique

  • Erica White

    great post! I love that you included facts. Your photos are gorgeous!
    lovelywoodland.blogspot.com

  • Anne-Catherine

    Amazing Post! I love your pictures. I always wanted to visit Budapest. Thank you for the nice facts!
    xxx Anne-Catherine
    http://www.fashcation.com

  • Siffat Haider

    Your pictures are absolutely magical. I went to Prague and Vienna with my family last year, and missed out on the last leg of the trip when they went to Budapest, and have regretted it ever since. I’ll have to go back!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  • http://thefancycats.blogspot.com/ Adriana R.

    Thanks for sharing, that’s really interesting!
    The Fancy Cats

  • http://www.alasdeangel.net maray

    Beautiful pics! kisses!!
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  • Olga Dubinko

    Interesting facts! Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

    http://againstandforward.blogspot.com.by

  • Anaelle Claudet

    Never been to Budapest, but it looks so cute!

    http://dearvogue.com

  • http://www.milkwhitemoon.com Gemini Tauberge

    I LOVE this post! I’m actually planning a trip through Budapest (and Prague/Paris) for next winter. Definitely bookmarking haha.

    xx

  • Miss Pippi
  • Ira

    The post is fantastic! I am now following you on Bloglovin :)

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3880191

  • Zorica
  • Claudia Senger

    you’re actually right with your headline bc I didn’t know much about Budapest :P but thank you for this :) greetings from st christina Claudia

  • Kashmir & Silk

    I’ve always wanted to go to Budapest so this post was really helpful and informative !! Also, your pictures are amazing !! xx :)

    http://kashmirandsilk.com/

  • http://kay-ng.blogspot.com/ kara ng

    Omg I really want to visit Budapest! This is such a great, helpful post :)

    xx
    Kara // http://www.kay-ng.blogspot.com

  • Rajwant Kaur Singh

    Incredible photos, and wonderful facts… especially about Mr Rubiks & Vlad Tepes, such an interesting history!
    I’ve always wanted to visit Budapest, seems like an absolute fairytale

    What Raj Wants

  • http://www.nissimendes.ch/ Nissi Mendes

    Amazing City! Love your photography!

    ♥ Nissi

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  • http://kisekii.com/ dWi

    it’s really beautiful city, reminds me hollywood movie :)