Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with 1.75 million inhabitants is the 10th largest city in the Europeian Union. Budapest is not only the capital of Hungary but also a cultural, economical and educational center of the region. Budapest is also a popular tourist destination receiving more than 4 million international visitors each year. The area of Budapest was first inhabited about 1000 years ago - when 2 villages divided by the Danube river formed - namely Buda and Pest. The 2 villages merged into common city Budapest in 1873.
Budapest is famous as the capital having the most geothermal springs (80 in total) which also formed the biggest thermal water cave system. It's also famous for its Parliament building which is the third largest in the world and for having the second largest synagogue in the world.
Among the most important sights of Budapest, the city is full of interesting buildings, squares, wide avenues and parks, churches and synagogues, palaces and public spa baths, which makes this city very attractive for travelers from all over the world.