10 Interesting Facts About Buda Castle

Interesting Facts About Buda Castle

Facts About Buda Castle

  • The first royal residence on the Castle Hill was built by King Béla IV of Hungary between 1247 and 1265.
  • The ceiling of the Habsburg Room was decorated with a fresco representing the apotheosis of the Habsburg Dynasty. It was the last important work of Károly Lotz, painted in 1903, one year before his death.
  • Postage stamps depicting the castle were issued by Hungary on 26 March 1926, on 1 June 1967 &  on 30 April 1986.
  • Buda Castle is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest.
  • Buda Castle was first completed in 1265, but the massive Baroque palace today occupying most of the site was built between 1749 and 1769.
  • Buda Castle now houses the Hungarian National Gallery and The Budapest History Museum.
  • Buda Castle is a part of the Budapest World Heritage Site, since 1987.
  • The castle courtyard was used as the setting for Katy Perry’s 2010 music video, ‘Firework’.
  • The original Royal Palace was ruined during WWII, it was rebuilt in a simplified Stalin Baroque style during the Kádár era.
  • During the Ottoman era, the extensive cave system was utilized by the hunters to store tigers and Hungarian mountain bears.
Interesting Facts About Buda Castle
Interesting Facts About Buda Castle

10 Hungarian Parliament Building Facts

Hungarian Parliament Building Facts

Hungarian Parliament Building Facts

  • The Hungarian Parliament Building was also known as the Parliament of Budapest after its location, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary, and a popular tourist destination in Budapest.
  • Hungarian Parliament Building is situated on Kossuth Square in the Pest side of the city, on the eastern bank of the Danube.
  • Hungarian Parliament Building was designed by Hungarian architect Imre Steindl in neo-Gothic style and opened in 1902.
  • Hungarian Parliament Building has been the largest building in Hungary since its completion
  • The building features on more than 50 postage stamps issued by Hungary during 1917–1921.
  • The architect of the building went blind before its completion.
  • The total floor space is nearly 18,000 sq m and is divided into four storeys.
  • The red carpet that runs throughout the building is nearly 3 kilometres long.
  • The Holy Crown of Hungary, which is also depicted in the coat of arms of Hungary, has been displayed in the central hall since 2000.
  • One of the famous parts of the building is the hendecagonal central hall, with huge chambers adjoining it: the Lower House and the Upper House.
Hungarian Parliament Building Facts
Hungarian Parliament Building Facts




20 Interesting Facts About Budapest

Interesting Facts About Budapest

Facts About Budapest

  • Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary.
  • The Inventor of the famous Rubik’s Cube was born in Budapest, Erno Rubik born July 13, 1944, Budapest.
  • The tallest buildings in Budapest are the St. Stephens Basilica and the Parliament, both are 96 meters tall. No Building in Budapest can be taller than 96 meters, as this was the year Hungary was founded in 1896.
  • Budapest is the ninth-largest city in the European Union by Population within City Limits, with an estimated population of 1,752,286.
  • The central area of Budapest along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has several notable monuments, including the Hungarian Parliament and the Buda Castle.
  • The Inventor of the Biro pen was born in Budapest, László Bíró born 29 September 1899.
  • Budapest is the seat of the country’s national government.
  • Mean annual precipitation in Budapest is around 23.5 inches (596.9 mm).
  • The land area of Budapest is around 525 square kilometres or 203 square miles.
  • The history of Budapest began when an early Celtic settlement transformed into the Roman town of Aquincum, the capital of Lower Pannonia.
  • The city lies on the boundary between Zone 6 and Zone 7 in terms of the hardiness zone.
  • The unique piece of art in Budapest’s City Park depicting a 13th-century chronicler seems to have some miraculous powers. The legend has it that touching the pen of the Anonymus will bless you with great writing abilities.
  • Budapest’s Metro is the oldest in continental Europe, it has been in operation since 1896, Only London’s Metro is older. 
  • Within the Budapest borders you can find seven Islands on the Danube: Shipyard Island, Margaret Island, Csepel Island, Palotai-sziget, Népsziget, Háros-sziget, and Molnár-sziget.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Budapest: 47°29′33″N 19°03′05″E
  • Beneath the city of Budapest lies a hidden subterranean world, a maze of over 200 caverns and tunnels. The caverns are the result of a large number of geothermal springs in the area from thermal activity.
  • The Parliament in Budapest is the third-largest in the world.
  • Budapest historical sister cities: New York City, USA; Fort Worth, USA; Shanghai, China; Beijing, China; Tehran, Iran; Nashik, India; Berlin, Germany; Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Bucharest, Romania; Lisbon, Portugal; Tel Aviv, Isreal; Zagreb, Croatia; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Florence, Italy. 
  • In Budapest, The Dohány Street Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe, was built in 1854 and finished in 1859.
  • The previously separate towns of Buda, Óbuda, and Pest were officially unified in 1873, and given the new name Budapest.
Interesting Facts About Budapest
Interesting Facts About Budapest