Wednesday, July 16, 2014

5 Facts You May Not Know About Budapest, Hungary

You think you've got all the facts about Budapest?

Let's take a look at this list and you'll be surprised! (Me too!!)

No 1 : Budapest is hot
Gellért Baths, one of the most beautiful thermal baths in Budapest
Literally, since Budapest has more thermal springs than any other capital city in the world. An amazing 70 million liters of thermal water rises to the surface daily. The hot springs have given birth to dozens of medicinal baths and to a bathing culture dating back to Roman times.

No 2 : Budapest has the oldest subway-line in mainland Europe

After London, Budapest has the oldest underground train system in Europe. The line opened in 1896 in the year when Hungary celebrated its 1000th anniversary, hence the name Millennium Underground. It’s still in use as subway M1 and it connects the city center with City Park.

No 3 : The Budapest Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world
Budapest Zoo
The Budapest Zoo opened its doors in 1865 and in addition to the animals it features a number of noteworthy Art Nouveau buildings and structures, like the Elephant House, the Palm House and the main entrance.

No 4 : The northernmost holy place of Islam is in Budapest
Tomb of Gül Baba : Makam tokoh Islam Turki Ottoman di Budapest
It’s the burial place of a Turkish dervish, named Gül Baba, who came to Hungary during the Turkish invasion in the 16th century. He was honored as a holy man and after he died in 1541 his tomb in Buda became an Islamic sacred place and a site of pilgrimage. The chapel, built between 1543 and 1548, is one of the few remaining Turkish buildings in Budapest. Other noteworthy buildings include the Király and Rudas Turkish baths.

No 5 : Budapest is the biggest city in Hungary

20% of Hungary’s population lives in Budapest. So, every 5th person in Hungary is a ‘Budapester’.

Checkout the whole 10 facts in the Visit Budapest page.

Cant wait to fly there, for free for our next coming Glam journeys trip to Europe!!
I'll blog about top ten interesting food in Budapest next, okay! Stay tuned!


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