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    D'Maris Coffman
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    5 Apr 20, 2014

    Very possibly my favourite Eastern European city. Lovely architecture, great people, violent but moving history. Be sure to spend a few days exploring both sides of the river.

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    Lara Lengel
    5 Apr 06, 2014

    As a Hungarian-American whose grandfather immigrated from outside Budapest to the U.S. in 1914, it is an honor and a tremendous experience to return to my family's homeland.

    Gorgeous, hip city.

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    Densionkits
    5 Feb 04, 2014

    Dension Audio Systems is a world leading manufacturer of in-car entertainment systems, producing high quality products and solutions for your car as well as for public transport vehicles. Dension entertainment solutions enable you to connect digital data sources like iphone car adapter,ipod adapter for car,hands free car kits,ipod car adapter,iphone car mount,ipod adapter,bluetooth handsfree kits,ipod car,bluetooth adapter,iphone car,bluetooth car kit or any Bluetooth capable phone to your existing car audio system without making any changes to the car interior.Dension also offers a wide range of service products to ensure your safe and unclouded in-car entertainment.
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    1 Sztregova utca
    H-1116 Budapest
    Hungary
    Email:-info@dension.com
    Phone: +3614630470
    Fax: +3614630479

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  • BudapestPro 2014
    ElephantInTheRoom
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    5 Jun 23, 2014

    Budapest is a beautiful city full of rich history and amazing architecture. It's got some really interesting buildings and loads to see around the city. The local food is hearty and filling and you can't go wrong with the Polinka and nightlife either.

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    Julia P
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    4 Jan 15, 2014

    While Prague got more popular faster, Budapest is a real pleasure to visit. Divided into 2 sections (Buda and Pest) by the River Danube, the architecture is gorgeous, the nightlife fun, and the food very good as long as you like goulash. Seriously, though, this is a cosmopolitan city, easy to navigate, and worth a visit. Last time I went there was also, sadly, a Starbucks.

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    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Dec 13, 2013

    I took the train from the most beautiful city in the world (Praha) to one of ten best cities of the world that I have ever visited, Budapest. The city is friendly, bustling, and the people appeared to be friendly.

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    Stephanie Asmus
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    5 Nov 22, 2013

    Incredible city! Whether you are like architecture, history, night-life, food, or stunning scenery, Budapest is guaranteed to have anything to suite your fancy. This city doesn't come across as touristy as other major European cities either, offering a more local feel to your experience.

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    Janson Wigo
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    4 Nov 18, 2013

    I loved Budapest! It is one of the biggest citys in Europe, kind of reminds me of New York. There is so much to do... I was lucky enough to see Heros square, the Danube river, and the liberty statue to name a few. My favorite spot in Eastern Europe. The night life is also fantastic and the food is very delicious (if you like meat).

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    Zora O'Neill
    3 Oct 23, 2013

    Budapest is gorgeous, in that ornate and gray way. It is positively opaque in its language and signage, which I think contributed to me not enjoying myself so much here. In contrast with countries to the south, it is markedly more like northern Europe, in that people are reserved and a bit aloof--or at least they were in the limited time I was there. I would like to go back, just to give it another chance...

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    Rachel Greene
    5 Oct 20, 2013

    Budapest is an amazing city to experience. It's definitely the most different from the more western European cities I've seen - especially in terms of its architecture and overall feel of the people and culture. I loved exploring and learning about the city's rich history. The food was great, too!

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    zzoukbuzz
    5 Oct 18, 2013

    Check out Chain Bridge at daytime; It adds to a different perspective to the Danube banks! The scene says it all :)

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    Cynthia Glanzberg
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    5 Oct 02, 2013

    Amazing city! There is so much to do and see, you'll be sure to keep busy. It's got the Eastern European vibes with incredible charm. The ruin bars are incredibly fun, like nothing I've ever been to before. The baths are a must-do experience, and there are so many incredible UNESCO sites along the Danbue. One of my favorite European cities!

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  • BudapestPro 2014
    Diane Austin
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    5 Sep 24, 2013

    First visit to the city and it seemed to be a mix of both old world charm and graffiti-draped rebellion splashed across abandoned and ugly mass-produced buildings. Great mass transit, wonderful Christmas Market, very friendly people. Prices varied greatly depending on whether you were in the center of the town or away in the working class neighborhoods. Beautiful city, especially the Buda castle and surrounding pedestrian areas.

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  • BudapestPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    5 Sep 20, 2013

    Budapest is often compared to its Danube neighbors, Bratislava and Vienna. Budapest has more to do than Bratislava and is more laid back than Vienna. From thermal baths to communist statue parks to massive rock festivals, there's never any shortage of things to do. The city is also an architectural gem with many Habsburg era castles, medieval churches and gorgeous 19th century homes.

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    Erin K
    5 May 17, 2013

    Someone once told me that Hungary is known for being the only country that was once surrounded by itself. True, they've lost a lot of wars, but what remains is a beautiful country with an even more splendid capital. Budapest seems to embrace its growing popularity by saying, "We're here, like us or not, but we're not going to change." It still remains very Eastern European, and its occasional gritty areas are one of the things I love most about it. The views are phenomenal, but some of BP's more unique wonders are hidden underground, with elaborate, colorful graffiti decorating the metro and tram tunnels. I lived here for three years, and the only drawback I can really think of is the food - then again, I'm not a huge fan of goulash or palascinta. And they put sour cream on everything.

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    Lauren
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    5 Apr 05, 2013

    Great architecture. Awesome wine and food. Definitely a must see city. I would definitely come back.

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    Elena Bosak
    5 Apr 04, 2013

    It's beautiful and I would recommend to everyone to visit this stunning city! :) You will definitely want to come back!

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    alex tamas
    4 Mar 05, 2013

    Great place for anyone on a budget and who love great architecture. Lots to do as well. Make sure you don't miss Szecheny spa any season you come.

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  • BudapestPro 2014
    John Abdou
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    5 Dec 26, 2012

    One of the best cities to visit in the world. Make sure to take a trip down the Danube River and visit all the historic spots in town. Worth the trip.

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    Chloe Nicholls
    4 Dec 20, 2012

    Budapest is a beautiful and relaxing city to visit, and is perfect for a long weekend if you want to get out of the rat race in London. It's a big city, but small enough to walk around from Danube River to the City Park. Budapest is renowned for its natural spring water baths, and my favourite to visit was Szechenyi Baths as there were many options in terms of indoor and outdoor pools, plus it was co-ed - so both males and females could take a dip together (many traditional baths are segregated and couples tend to get caught out). The nightlife happens in the Jewish Quarter in the centre of the city, at the many ruin pubs and bars along Kazinczy utca St with Szimpla Kert and Instant! clubs being the main attractions. Walk up to the Castle and the Citadella for the best views and to Margret Island and take a unique ride through the park on one of the many bikes, three wheel carts and even Penny-farthing for hire!

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4.5 out of 5
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Regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and warmly referred to as the “Pearl of the Danube,” the Hungarian capital of Budapest is considered one of Eastern Europe's most enticing destinations. In 1987, the city, including the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Budapest is brimming with stunning neo-gothic ... read more
architecture, best represented by the massive Hungarian Parliament Building and St. Stephen’s Basilica. The Great Synagogue is one of the largest in the world, and aptly demonstrates Budapest’s ethnic diversity and cultural tolerance. Budapest has always been a city with a vibrant artistic culture, and a visit to one of the city’s opera houses, theaters or galleries such as the Palace of Arts or the Hungarian State Opera House is a rewarding experience. After a long day out in the city, experience one of Budapest’s famous public baths, legacies of Turkish control of the city. The famed Hotel Gellert helped Budapest earn its moniker Spa City with its enormous pool (check out their wave machine). Budapest has hotels catering to any price range, but many of the larger hotel chains are missing, so expect an element of unique Hungarian flair wherever you stay. Hungarian goulash and meat dishes are on most menus, but pizza and casual restaurants are becoming popular.

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Aliases: UNESCO Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue, Boedapest