Budapest has a favorable geographical location makes the area was inhabited since prehistoric times. The Celts settled in the current Óbuda down before Christ.
The first century after Christ the Romans extended their borders to the Danube, and the site of a Celtic settlement military built erődjeiket, Aquincum, which is surrounded by urban settlement was established later. Today it is the ruins of the city Óbuda: paved roads, amphitheaters, towers, fortresses.
IV. By the end of the century, Roman rule ended and the migration of the Huns, Goths, Lombards, the Avars came under the rule of Budapest.
The Hungarians of the Conquest completion IX. At the end of the century, occupied the city of Pest. XI. century, today it is important at the foot of Gellert Hill, crossing the Danube formed.
XII. By the end of the century, today's Óbuda the northern part of the Gellert Hill in Budapest and the surrounding villages have developed.
In 1241 the Mongols all Pest and Óbuda almost completely destroyed. Was built after the Mongol invasion in the Buda Castle, which is the twelfth. century is increasingly important for Latvian town. The medieval Buda royal seat and polgárvárosként, while Pest kereskedővárosként worked.
XV. century: During the reign of Matthias Corvinus in Buda contemporary European political, cultural and art center has become. Then rebuilt the royal palace and library, printing and college opened its doors.
XVI. century, 140 years of Turkish rule in Asia and the country came under the type of change in the eastern city Budapest. At the time, generated a few notable monuments, apart from Turkish fürdőit Budapest.
The present-day Budapest XVII. century, the end gradually rebuilt. In this century, today's town hall was built in the baroque churches and the majority, while the royal palace was also renewed. The country's administrative Buda, Pest is the most developed industrial and commercial center.
Budapest in the first half of the nineteenth century, the country's intellectual center in Latvian. The development will continue, then built the Chain Bridge.
The Compromise established after the Revolution of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, which had a positive impact on the city's evolution.
In 1873, Buda, Pest and Óbuda united. The city has undergone tremendous development. Bridges, parks, sewers, street lighting, roads, and built underground. Budapest XIX. nyolcszázezres end of the century and developed into a metropolis with a population the size of Vienna and the role of competing. Pest of the country's commercial, administrative, political and cultural center of the Latvian.
During World War II a large part of the city were destroyed, or damaged, bridges and bombed. Between 1945 and 1949, the city rebuilt. In 1950 the population of the surrounding cities and counties hozzácsatolásával collective authorities has increased significantly.
In 1956, Soviet troops occupying parts of the city's severe devastation took place.
Until 1990 the country became part of the communist world. The difficulty of this period from this era feature to find clues as to the system after the communist statues in public spaces and symbols were taken off.