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Budapest, Eastern Europe's gateway, evolved from 1873 unification of Buda and Pest, on opposite sides of the Danube. Known for medical thermal springs, Hungarian is its native tongue, yet restaurants often post entrance menus in English. Apart from goulash, Hungarian favorites include fish soup, chicken paprika, poerkoelt (stew), and the ever-popular goose liver, fried or grilled, followed by desserts from strudels and pancakes to somlói dumplings and gesztenyepuere (cooked, mashed chestnuts topped with whipped cream). Budapest's story starts on the Buda side when Celts settled Gellert Hill long before Christ's birth. Romans, later trying to expand their empire north to the Danube, built fortified strongholds whose ruins remain in Budapest's Óbuda district. Magyars subsequently settled in, using the Danube as the core of their new homeland. Flat areas were populated first, including the island now occupied by Pest City Centre. After the 13th-century Tatar invasion underscored strategic difficulties of defending a plain (at least in that era), King Béla IV set his palace atop Buda's hill with reinforced stone walls. The Middle Ages brought separate towns side-by-side: Buda (with its palace upper crust) and Pest (city of merchants). In the 16th century, the Turks created a spa capital of thermal baths with some pools built then still operating. Csillaghegyi Open Bath, the oldest lido, is on park-like grounds under a tent near restaurants and hotels. In 1873, Buda and Pest officially merged with Óbuda (Old Buda), creating the metropolis of Budapest – rivaling Vienna by turn of the century. After World War II, and until May, 1990, when the first democratically elected government took power, Budapest suffered communist imperialism. Glimpses of this epoch are at Statue Park, with giant monuments once displayed around town by the reds. Attractions range from the burial-vault of Gul Baba, a Turkish dervish honored as a holy man to Ecseri Flea Market, filled with treasures from pocket watches and tea cups to postcards. Castle District has antiques, Grand Market Hall showcases food, and to wash it all down, House of Hungarian Wines arms visitors with tasting cups to sample 450 vintages from 22 regions. House of Historic Wines, in a neo-Baroque building, also hosts exhibits on viticulture. The Greater Budapest area offers the full spectrum of lodging alternatives from world-class contemporary hotels in the metropolitan areas to family-run bed and breakfast inns throughout the countryside.
We have organized our listings of Budapest's local hotel accommodations into several geographic areas and alphabetically. You can begin browsing for hotels in the Greater Budapest area by selecting one of the links shown below.
Hotels located in the greater Budapest area.
·Budapest City Center
Hotels located in downtown, near many area attractions.
Hotels located in surrounding communities including Kecskemet and Szekesfehervar.
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Area Facts: Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is an exciting, cosmopolitan city with a colorful nightlife and a large variety of shops. The international dialing code for Hungary is 36.
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