Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and the ninth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits.
Budapest is an Alpha − global city with strengths in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. It is Hungary’s financial centre and was ranked as the second fastest-developing urban economy in Europe.
The central area of the city along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has several notable monuments, including the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, Gresham Palace, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Matthias Church and the Liberty Statue.
Budapest also ranks as one of the best European cities.
These fascinating pics were taken by Sandor Somkuti that show street scenes of Budapest in the 1980s.