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Budapest, Hungary City Skyline Panoramic Picture - Twilight

Budapest, Hungary City Skyline Panoramic Picture - Twilight

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This panoramic photograph of Budapest was taken by James Blakeway. It features downtown Budapest, the capital of Hungary, which was formed in 1873 when three cities, Buda, Obuda and Pest were united. Separated by the Danube River, Buda is on the left and Pest on the right. The bridge with the large block towers is the Chain Bridge.
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Budapest, Hungary Skyline Pictures

Panoramic skyline pictures of Budapest display the "Heart of Europe": the largest city in, and capital of Hungary. As the seventh-largest country in the European Union, its capital was founded in 1873 when Buda, Obuda and Pest were united. Many picturesque views of the city commonly feature the stunning Danube River, with the once-cities of Buda and Pest straddling each side.

Originally a Celtic settlement, Budapest was the capital of former-nation Lower Pannonia and grew to become a center of Renaissance culture. This influence can be seen in the city today, with a lengthy list of World Heritage Sites within its borders. Some of the most frequented tourist destinations include the banks of the Danube River, Heroes' Square, and Buda Castle Quarter. Budapest is also home to 80 hot springs, the largest thermal water cave in the world, and the historic Millennium Underground Railway. The bridge featured in so many Budapest skyline pictures is the Chain Bridge, when opened in 1849 and was the first permanent bridge to cross the Danube.

Along with being one of the financial centers of Europe, the beauty and appeal of the city is evident when viewing any Budapest skyline panorama. The city has won many awards, including most livable city in Eastern Europe, the seventh-most idyllic place to live in Europe, and the ninth-most beautiful city in the world. If you have the chance, or are inspired to visit this remarkable city, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with many fascinating points of interest.

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