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About Budapest

We're excited to welcome you to Budapest, Hungary for Apache: Big Data 2015!

With its abundance of beautiful parks, luxury shopping, a vibrant contemporary art scene and pulsating nightlife, Budapest is one of the most memorable cities in Central Europe. Beautifully restored for a new generation of traveller, Corinthia Hotel Budapest is one of the grandest hotels in the city.

Close to historical and cultural landmarks including the UNESCO world heritage site Andrássy Avenue, the House of Terror museum and many of the city’s world-famous spas, Corinthia Budapest is the perfect destination for both exploration and relaxation.


Fun Facts About Budapest

  • Budapest has more thermal springs than any other capital city in the world. An amazing 70 million liters of thermal water rises to the surface daily.

  • Budapest is home to the third largest Parliament building in the world. The Parliament Building covers an area of 18,000 sq meters (193,750 sq feet), it has 691 rooms, 20 kilometers (12,5 miles) of stairs and it is 96 meters (315 feet) high. 

  • Budapest has the oldest subway line in mainland Europe. After London, Budapest has the oldest underground train system in Europe. The line opened in 1896 in the year when Hungary celebrated its 1000th anniversary, hence the name Millennium Underground

  • The Budapest Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world. The zoo opened its doors in 1865 and in addition to the animals it features a number of noteworthy Art Nouveau buildings and structures, like the Elephant House, the Palm House and the main entrance.


Districts in Budapest

Budapest has 23 districts (kerület or ker., in Hungarian). The districts are numbered, and many have official names. Each district can be associated with one or more neighborhoods named after former towns within Budapest. On Hungarian maps and street signs, districts are marked with Roman numerals. Districts can also be identified by the two middle numbers of the four digit postal codes in Hungary. Click here to see Budapest's districts on a map.


Shop & Store Business Hours

Monday-Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturdays: Shops close at 1pm 
Sundays: Shops are closed, shopping centers remain open 7 days a week


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For more information on what to do in the city of Budapest visit
For more information on the weather in Budapest in September, click here


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