CHAIN BRIDGE (Budapest) _ 0638

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The Széchenyi Chain Bridge  is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark, it was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary, and was opened in 1849.
It is anchored on the Pest side of the river to Széchenyi (formerly Roosevelt) Square, adjacent to the Gresham Palace and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and on the Buda side to Adam Clark Square, near the Zero Kilometer Stone and the lower end of the Castle Hill Funicular, leading to Buda Castle.
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From Hungary
Travel from Dec 30 to Jan 13
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BUDAPEST _ 0637

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The history of Budapest began with Aquincum, originally a Celtic settlement that became the Roman capital of Pannonia Inferior. Hungarians arrived in the territory in the 9th century. Their first settlement was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241–42. The re-established town became one of the centres of Renaissance humanist culture in the 15th century. Following the Battle of Mohács and nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule, the region entered a new age of prosperity in the 18th and 19th centuries, and Budapest became a global city after its unification in 1873. It also became the second capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a great power that dissolved in 1918, following World War I. Budapest was the focal point of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Hungarian Republic of Councils of 1919, Operation Panzerfaust in 1944, the Battle of Budapest in 1945, and the Revolution of 1956.
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From Hungary
Travel from Jan 06 to Jan 13
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SIGHTSEEING WITH UNDERGROUND (BUDAPEST) _ 0613

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The metro system is easy to use and you can get to anywhere in the city fairly quickl,y providing there’s no maintenance or some emergency situation (small fires are quite frequent in recent years) due to which a line has to cease operation for a couple of hours.
The three main lines converge at Deák tér station in the city centre, where you can change for any of the two other lines or continue your travel by bus, tram or since it is downtown Budapest you can conveniently explore the area by walk.
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From Hungary
Travel from Nov 27 to Dec 12
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SZÉKESFEHÉRVÁR _ 0362

Székesfehérvár is a city in central Hungary and is the 9th largest in the country. Located around 65 km (40 mi) southwest of Budapest. It is inhabited by 101,973 people (2010), with 136,995 in the Székesfehérvár Subregion. The city is the centre of Fejér county and the regional centre of Central Transdanubia. In the Middle Ages the city was a royal residence and was one of the most important cities of Hungary. In the Székesfehérvár Basilica, 37 kings and 39 queens consort were crowned, 15 rulers have been buried here, the diets were held and the crown jewels were kept here.
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IMG_3475From Budapest, Hungary
Travel from Feb 13 to Mar 18
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HUNGARIAN PARLIAMENT BUILDING _ 0352

The Hungarian Parliament Building is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube. It is currently the largest building in Hungary[1] and still the tallest building in Budapest.
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From Budapest, Hungary
Travel from Feb 13 to Mar 18
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