Budapest - the popular tourist destination on the Danube River

Budapest - the popular tourist destination on the Danube River

When visiting Budapest, Hungary's capital, the Banks of the Danube as well as the Buda Castle Quarter - both of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites - are a must-see!

FCC UNESCO Budapest panoramaWhen looking down onto the city from either the Fisherman‘s Bastion, or from Buda Castle, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama, as well as great views of one of its most iconic features; the Hungarian Parliament Building - which is still to this day the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, as well as being one of the city's most popular tourist destinations. It was built on the banks of the Danube, on the Pest side of the river, and was designed by Hungarian architect Imre Steindl in a neo-Gothic style. The building's construction began in 1885, and it was inaugurated on Hungary's 1000th anniversary, in 1896. It was finally completed in 1904.

FCC UNESCO Budapest in nightThe Hungarian Parliament is still the largest building in Hungary. „268 m (879 ft) long and 123 m (404 ft) wide. Its interior includes 10 courtyards, 13 passenger and freight elevators, 27 gates, 29 staircases and 691 rooms (which includes more than 200 offices). With its height of 96 m (315 ft), it is one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest, along with Saint Stephen's Basilica. The number 96 refers to the nation's millennium, 1896, and the conquest of the later Kingdom of Hungary in 896.“*

The building was designed to be completely symmetrical, so there are 2 identical halves - one which continues to function as the hub of Hungarian politics, and the other which can be visited by tourists via guided tours. 

About Budapest

Budapest is located across both banks of the river Danube, which divides the city into its two halves – Buda on the western, and Pest on the eastern side.

Evidence of human settlement dating back to the Palaeolithic period and onwards, have been found around the site at which Budapest now stands, as well as having been the location of the Roman city of Aquincum. Its population is currently around 1.7 million residents, and, as such, is the 10th largest city in the European Union. Its unique character and atmosphere are another reason that Budapest is such a popular tourist destination, and, with more than 40 colleges and universities, it is renowned as an important centre for higher education.

FCC Environment CEE in Budapest

FCC container in BudapestOur company has been present in Budapest since 1997. We collect waste from commercial and industrial partners, office buildings, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, hotels and shopping centres, as well as coordinating and undertaking services at additional large-scale events in the city. With our fleet of trucks, we can provide special services according to our partners' needs - treating their waste right the way through from its separation into fractions, to its recycling or handling in our own RDF plant – and we are always able to find the optimal solutions.

The headquarters of FCC Environment in Hungary are situated in Gyál, within the Metropolitan mass of Budapest and in the County of Pest, where more than 160 of our colleagues will be pleased to meet you.


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