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Budapest: A Tale of Two Cities

December 4, 2017

Budapest is a breathtaking city with a long and dramatic history. It was originally two separate cities – Buda and Pest – located on opposite sides of the Danube River. In the 1500s, Hungary was controlled by the Ottoman Empire, who built numerous Turkish bathhouses in Buda and thankfully, many of these still remain. In the late 1600s, the Habsburg Dynasty gained control of Hungary and in 1873…