The capital of Hungary, Budapest, is often called 'the pearl of the Danube'. The Danube flows through the city and divides it into two parts. Only in the 19th century the bridge, which connected Buda and Pest was built. So this way the name 'Budapest' was created. Nowadays is a marvelous city with a lot of historical buildings, beautiful squares, cozy parks and interesting museums. But most of all, the city is famous for its bathhouses.
The Fisherman's Bastion.
The Fisherman's Bastion is one of the most famous sights of Budapest. It is likely to get his name from the fish market, which was situated nearby. Nowadays it has another function: it turned into a romantic place, its hidden recesses and stone benches became one of the most favorite places for loving couples. The bastion itself with all its marvelous towers and fabulous staircases resembles a wedding cake. From its towers everyone can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view on the Danube, Margaret Island and the ancient part of the city.
This magnificent street in the center of the city was founded in 1870. The avenue, that resembles a bit world-famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées, lies between Erzsebet Square and Heroes' Square. Every year the Budapest parade is carried out there. Under Andrassy Avenue there is the underground line Millennium, which was built in 1896 in honor of the change of the centuries. In 2002 Andrassy Avenue and this underground line were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Read further: Budapest cityguide
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