Ten fun facts about Budapest
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According to the Euromonitor, Budapest is the 25th most popular city in the world to visit with 4.3 million tourists a year.
Budapest is home to the Szechenyi Medicinal Bath. It is the largest medicinal bath in Europe whose water comes from two thermal springs.
The city has been cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and in 2009, was ranked 3rd on Mastercard's Emerging Markets Index.
It has at least 80 geothermal springs in the city and has the world's largest thermal water cave system.Fact 5
Budapest is not only the largest city of Hungary but the Euromonitor also predicts a 10% population increase from 2005 to 2030.Fact 6
Budapest was originally three cities until 1873 when they unified: Pest, Buda and Obuda.Fact 7
In 2012, the United Nations named the city a 'global epicenter' of illegal pornography, contraband tobacco and money laundering.Fact 8
The Hungarian Parliament Building, located in Budapest, is the third largest in the world, as well as the largest building in Hungary. It is also one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings.Fact 9
The city is perfect for those who love culture, with 90 cinemas, 35 theaters, 223 museums, 237 monuments and 12 concert halls.Fact 10
The Andras Hadik statue in Budapest is said to bring you good luck if you touch the shiniest and brightestpart of the horse, which happens to be its genitals. Click here for more capital facts ❯
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