In Hungary, we visited the capital city of Budapest – which both differed from and exceeded our expectations. As part of the former Communist bloc, we were ready for a city strapped in brutalist architecture and void of Western commercialism, but we quickly learned otherwise. The city is ornately designed and historically preserved. We spent two weeks in Budapest sightseeing the city’s top attractions, visiting the intercity parks, partying in the ruins pubs, learning the history and even attending the opera.

Hungary Facts:

Capital City: Budapest

Country Population: 9.8 Million

Language: Hungarian

Useful Words and Phrases: Hello - Hello  |  Thank You - Köszönöm

Currency:  Hungarian Forint (HUF) | Current Value

Hungary Guides:

Free Budapest Walking Tour
Things To Do in Budapest On A Budget
Budapest 3-Day Itinerary
Craft Beer Budapest: 9 Bars Serving Local Hungarian Beer
Top 10 Highlights of our Amsterdam to Budapest Cruise

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