The Inner City of Budapest

Up to the first third of the eighteenth century the left- bank settlement, the historic centre of the former town of Pest, consisted only of the district lying between today's Liberty Bridge, Chain Bridge, Múzeum körút and Károly körút, that is to say, it extended only as far as today's Kiskörút (Little Boulevard). The town was completely rebuilt and it grew gradually; today, of the original town of Pest, there only remain some parts of the fifteenth-century town walls, and from the eighteenth century, only the churches, as well as a few monasteries and public buildings. In contrast to the Castle District of Buda, which is by-passed by the main traffic of the city, the Inner City, with its shops, offices and important traffic arteries, is part of the city's everyday life.

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