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Budapest is one of the ten most frequently visited European cities by tourists from all over the world. The Hungarian capital has a distinct identity and its cultural life is characterised by a beutiful diversity, based on many traditions. Budapest is an accepting city - its natural beauty, architectural heritage, unique atmosphere, and rich cultural life are cherished treasures of Hungary.
|The Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Hungarian: Széchenyi lánchíd) spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the Western and Eastern sides of Budapest. Designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark and built by the Scottish engineer Adam Clark, this was the first permanent bridge, opened in 1849, across the Danube in Hungary.
|The Buda Castle (Hungarian: Budavári Palota) has been the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Buda. It was first established in 1265, while the massive Baroque palace, occupying today most of the site, was built between 1749 and 1769. The Castle was destroyed repeatedly in many wars, and then rebuilt in various forms, most recently in the 1970s.
|The Hungarian Parliament Building (Országház) is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination in Budapest. The huge neogothic building is located in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube. It is currently the largest building in Hungary and still the tallest building in Budapest.|
|Heroes' Square (Hősök tere) is one of the major squares in Budapest, noted for its iconic statue complex featuring the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars, other important national leaders, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The square lies at the outbound end of Andrássy Avenue next to City Park (Városliget) and is bordered by the Museum of Fine Arts and the Műcsarnok. The grandious square has played an important part in contemporary Hungarian history and has been a host to many major political events, such as the reburial of Imre Nagy in 1989.|