Budapest Hungary poster print
If you’re ‘Hungary’ for a new city to explore, look no further than Budapest. From history to healing waters, dramatic architecture and thriving nightlife, there’s probably a little something for everyone.
Hungary’s capital city holds a staggering 33% of the country’s population, and came to be in the late 9th century after an early Celtic settlement was changed into the Roman town Aquincum. It became known as Buda by the 15th century, then Budapest in 1873 after the unification of Obuda, Pest and Buda.
One of the highlights of Budapest is its abundance of spot springs, with visitors flocking since Roman times to ‘take the waters’ in the hope of curing whatever ails they had. These days, they usually visit to enjoy a little R&R or as a cure for a macskajaj (hangover). Another is a visit to one of the many ruin pubs and garden clubs, known as kertek. These are literally created in the ruins of locations such as abandoned buildings, rooftops and even derelict pubs, covered over and turned into an area to socialise. Some of the kertek locations move each summer, whereas some remain permanent and open all year.
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge (which you can see in our poster) is Hungary’s oldest bridge, stretching across the River Danube. First opened in 1849, it was designed by English engineer William Tierny Clarke to unite the West and East sides of the city that were formally Buda and Pest. The bridge is often compared to Brooklyn Bridge in New York, in the sense that the structure has become significant to the cultural, economic and social life of the city.
I'm so happy with the prints that I ordered. Good quality print, looks amazing on the wall. I was very surprised at how quickly they arrived.