Budapest became a global city and capital of Hungary with the unification of Buda, Obuda on the right bank and Pest on the left bank of the Danube in 1873. Budapest is characterized by a wide range of styles and architectural diversity. Monarchs and rulers from distinct time periods constantly shaped and changed the cityscape and buildings of Budapest.
The most noteworthy example for this is the 700 years old Matthias Church, which was the venue for many coronations and had been converted into a mosque in times of the Turkish Rule. The Royal Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Palace and the old Town Hall of Buda, are just a few examples for popular tourist hotspots and photo motifs of Budapest.