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Budapest has a wide and varied history to absorb during your stay

Budapest is the capital city of Hungary, and its wider urban area has around 3 million inhabitants, though it welcomes around 4 million tourists every year. The city has played an important role in history. With a pre-Roman past, the city also played a role in the Renaissance period and was occupied by Turkey for 140 years in the 16th and 17th centuries. Hungary was a major centre of the Austro-Hungarian empire until 1918, and suffered during World War II. Its period of communist rule was characterised by various protests and revolts.
You can fly to this interesting city with France's largest airline, Air France. There are flights from Singapore Changi Airport a number of times a week. You can benefit from the many attractive features on the airline during your journey. For your comfort, you are given a blanket, a pillow, and have the option of magazines, games, films, and music. There are high quality meals from the a la carte menu. If you would like to book online to buy your airplane ticket, it is also possible to check and amend your reservation, reserve your preferred options for seat and cabin size, as well as check in online up to 30 hours before the flight's departure.
Budapest benefits from warm summers, but its winters can get very cold. The main language is Hungarian, though there are also many who speak English and German. There are a number of interesting festivals in Budapest. The Sziget Festival is a large outdoor music festival, while the Budapest Fringe Festival showcases alternative arts and comedy.

Try Budapest's' hot thermal baths and walk along the Blue Danube

Budapest contains examples of many different periods of architecture, including Gothic, Renaissance, Ottoman, Classical and contemporary, and there are many activities to do during your holiday. The biggest building in Hungary is the Parliament in Budapest, which also houses the Hungarian Crown Jewels. Try the cafe culture of Budapest by visiting the beautiful Gerbeaud Cafe, which has a history more than 150 years old.
A particularly interesting aspect of Budapest is the 80 geothermal springs and a large thermal water cave system - an aspect of Hungary that initially attracted the Romans. There are also many Turkish baths from the Ottoman period of rule. To sample these luxuries, you could try the Gellert Baths, which have pools with water from hot mineral springs, a main hall in an Art-Nouveau style and saunas and a wave pool.
You can learn more about the Roman past of Budapest with Acquincum, an archaeological site that is now a museum that displays some of the artefacts and historical finds. The difficulties of the Nazi and Communist periods of rule in Budapest are told in the House of Terror, which is within the old Nazi headquarters. 'Heroes' Square' is an area that contains memorials to various national leaders, and the 'Tomb of the Unknown Soldier' is a monument to remember all the unidentified victims of war. The Hungarian National Museum tells the story of the country as a whole while the Hungarian National Gallery displays the country's art. For more international art, the Museum of Fine Art is the best destination. Statue Park is a theme park with interesting statues from the Communist period.
The river Danube has been made famous by Strauss's waltz, and there is a famous walk along its banks, which will display many interesting buildings and sculptures along the way. The river has numerous islands that feature sporting activities or site festivals during the year.
The Millennium Underground Railway is the second oldest metro line in the world, and the public transport system also includes trams, buses and railways.

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