Here are some Hungary facts: Hungary is a landlocked nation in Central Europe which is bordered by Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, and Austria. It is one of the most popular destinations for travelers. One of the major draws to Hungary is its intricate system of medicinal baths, Szechenyi Medicinal Bath, being not just the largest in Hungary, but in all of Europe. Hungary is home to some massive and ornate religious architecture, including Esztergom Basilica, the Great Synagogue, Pannonhalma Archabbey, and Pecs, the largest Christian Necropolis outside of Italy. While Hungary is famous for architecture in the Art Nouveau and Historicism styles, ancient buildings are still just as functional, and many are occupied by tenants.
Budapest, the capital and largest city, also attracts many travelers. Because of its bustling arts scene, astonishing monuments, and overwhelming sense of hospitality, it is often called the "little Paris of Central Europe". It features many museums, cinemas, landmarks like the Buda Hill Labyrinth, and of course, plenty of traditional and modern medicinal baths. Although Hungarian can be an exceptionally difficult language to master for Anglophones, even conversationally, and increasing number of Hungary's youth are bilingual and will be able to help you out. This can be especially useful on Budapest's Vaci Street, which is a well-known tourist trap.
Hungary is also the birthplace of world-famous composers Bela Bartok, Franz List, and Gyorgi Ligeti. Budapest has many venues to enjoy classical music from those composers, while the city of Kecskemet has the best modern music scene in the country.
Currency: Forint (HUF)
Electricity Voltage: 230V
Calling Code: 36
Popular Travel Destinations:
- Castle Hill
- Royal Palace
- Heroes' Square
Official Website: www.hungary.com/
*Note* - Some of the graphics on this page were taken from the CIA World Factbook which contains a wealth of information on every country in the world. I highly recommend it.