Budapest is the capital of Hungary. The city has a population of over 1.7 million people, but even more than that live in the suburbs of the city.
One of the main attractions of the city is the Hungarian Parliament. Its neo-gothic architecture and Hungarian crown jewels inside make it a must see for any visitor.
Budapest has three UNESCO world heritage sites, including the River Danube and the Castle Hill.
Budapest has great museums and theatres, including the Hungarian State Opera House.
The vast range of architectural styles in the city are a tribute to the many empires and rulers that have ruled over Budapest, from the recent People’s Republic of Hungary all the way back to the Ottoman and Roman empires.
Budapest has three main railway stations with connections to most south eastern and central European countries as well as Russia.
There are four large bus stations serving companies offering both short and long distance services around Europe.
Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (airport code BUD) is fairly close to the city of Budapest, about 16 kilometres outside of the centre. In 2008 just under 118,000 flights left Budapest International. Almost 8.5 million passengers were aboard those flights.
Budapest Ferihegy International Airport administration plans to spend more than 260 million Euros on a new terminal, Business Park, parking lot and other amenities.
38 airlines currently operate out of Budapest International serving destinations around the world.