Travel Facts About Budapest
Hungarian Forints or the Euro
Approximate Distance from
Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD) to city centre: 25 kilometers
Local cuisine: famous for hearty soups, stews and game dishes, simple but tasty casseroles and luscious cakes and pastries. Some basic ingredients and cooking techniques make Hungarian dishes hearty and spicy. Hungarian paprika powder gives a unique taste and fiery colour to typical Hungarian meals, however don’t think that dishes made with paprika are burning hot. Usually sweet paprika is used to make stews, goulash, paprika chicken and hot paprika is offered separately.
often described as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe", Budapest is famous not only for the monuments reflecting its own 1,000-year-old culture, but also for the relics of others who settled here.
The capital has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube, representing two different characters of the city. Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses.