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Boulevard with palaces & upscale shops. A Brief History of Andrássy Avenue Andrássy Avenue, recognized as a World Heritage Site, was built to connect the city center with City Park (Városliget). Construction began in 1872, and the avenue was inaugurated in 1885. Its Eclectic Neo-Renaissance palaces and houses were built by the most distinguished architects of the time. Aristocrats, bankers, landowners and noble families moved in. The iconic avenue was named after Prime Minister Gyula Andrássy, a key advocate of the project.
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Andrássyho třída
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Boulevard with palaces & upscale shops. A Brief History of Andrássy Avenue Andrássy Avenue, recognized as a World Heritage Site, was built to connect the city center with City Park (Városliget). Construction began in 1872, and the avenue was inaugurated in 1885. Its Eclectic Neo-Renaissance palaces and houses were built by the most distinguished architects of the time. Aristocrats, bankers, landowners and noble families moved in. The iconic avenue was named after Prime Minister Gyula Andrássy, a key advocate of the project.
Heroes' Square is one of the major squares in Budapest, Hungary, noted for its iconic statue complex featuring the Seven Chieftains of the Hungarians and other important national leaders, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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Náměstí Hrdinů
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Heroes' Square is one of the major squares in Budapest, Hungary, noted for its iconic statue complex featuring the Seven Chieftains of the Hungarians and other important national leaders, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
St Stephen’s Basilica and Co-Cathedral of the Archbishopric St Stephen’s Basilica of Budapest is one of the most beautiful and significant churches and touristic attractions of the country. This is partly due to its historical heritage, of being dedicated to the holy king St Stephen who was also the founder of the Hungarian state, and partly to the architectural and artistic value of the building itself.
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Szent István Bazilika
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St Stephen’s Basilica and Co-Cathedral of the Archbishopric St Stephen’s Basilica of Budapest is one of the most beautiful and significant churches and touristic attractions of the country. This is partly due to its historical heritage, of being dedicated to the holy king St Stephen who was also the founder of the Hungarian state, and partly to the architectural and artistic value of the building itself.
Of the twenty-eight staircases in the House of Parliament, the tour begins with a climb up the decorative, gold-plated Staircase XVII to the most spectacular floor of the building, the main floor. Framed by statues, stained glass windows and rich, decorative frescoes, this urban corridor offers a lovely view of the recently renovated Kossuth Square, the Main Square of the Nation.
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Hungarian Parliament Building
1-3 Kossuth Lajos tér
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Of the twenty-eight staircases in the House of Parliament, the tour begins with a climb up the decorative, gold-plated Staircase XVII to the most spectacular floor of the building, the main floor. Framed by statues, stained glass windows and rich, decorative frescoes, this urban corridor offers a lovely view of the recently renovated Kossuth Square, the Main Square of the Nation.
The Chain Bridge was the first permanent stone-bridge connecting Pest and Buda, and only the second permanent crossing on the whole length of the river Danube. It is one of the symbolic buildings of Budapest, the most widely known bridge of the Hungarian capital.
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Széchenyi Lánchíd
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The Chain Bridge was the first permanent stone-bridge connecting Pest and Buda, and only the second permanent crossing on the whole length of the river Danube. It is one of the symbolic buildings of Budapest, the most widely known bridge of the Hungarian capital.
Unfortunately, very little has remained from the former glory of the Buda Castle as a royal palace, which was to host the monarchs and leaders of the Austria-Hungary empire until 1944. Currently the buildings of the Buda Castle host outstanding collections of some of the finest Budapest attractions. The courtyards, on the other hand, give venue to one of the best festivals in Budapest (wine festival, beer festival, chocolate festival, crafts festival, you name it). Hungarian National Gallery Budapest History Museum National Szechenyi Library
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Budínský hrad
2 Szent György tér
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Unfortunately, very little has remained from the former glory of the Buda Castle as a royal palace, which was to host the monarchs and leaders of the Austria-Hungary empire until 1944. Currently the buildings of the Buda Castle host outstanding collections of some of the finest Budapest attractions. The courtyards, on the other hand, give venue to one of the best festivals in Budapest (wine festival, beer festival, chocolate festival, crafts festival, you name it). Hungarian National Gallery Budapest History Museum National Szechenyi Library
The synagogue on the Dohany street of Pest is not only the most impressive one in the country, but it's the largest synagogue of Europe, the second largest one in the world. (The largest Jewish house of worship in the world is the Temple Emanu-El in New York). The tours in the Jewish district of Budapest all have their departure point at the Dohany synagogue. This recently restored, magnificent, twin-towered building celebrated 150 years of existence in 2009. Let it take your breath away with its beautiful interior, see why it is among the top ten sights of Budapest. The second largest synagogue of the world located in downtown Budapest had to be constructed on an asymmetric lot in order to place the Ark looking East. In a way it is hidden from our eyes if we arrive to the 7th district from Muzeum korut (where the National Museum is), however the talent of its designers is shown by the impressiveness of the building even if facing a small square and not the boulevard. Frigyes Feszl and Ludwig Förster created their masterpiece in the middle of a metropolis using the Oriental-Byzantine (Moorish) style influenced by Moslem architecture. The consecration of the synagogue was a major event on September 6, 1859. It can hold 3000 seated and approximately 2000 standing people. Major events took and take place here, like the celebrations part of the 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian Conquest in May 1896, memorial services for important Hungarian personalities in the 19th century, liturgical, organ or Klezmer concerts nowadays. The Dohany Synagogue remained the most important religious centre of the Neolog Jews in Hungary to this day.
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Velká synagoga
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The synagogue on the Dohany street of Pest is not only the most impressive one in the country, but it's the largest synagogue of Europe, the second largest one in the world. (The largest Jewish house of worship in the world is the Temple Emanu-El in New York). The tours in the Jewish district of Budapest all have their departure point at the Dohany synagogue. This recently restored, magnificent, twin-towered building celebrated 150 years of existence in 2009. Let it take your breath away with its beautiful interior, see why it is among the top ten sights of Budapest. The second largest synagogue of the world located in downtown Budapest had to be constructed on an asymmetric lot in order to place the Ark looking East. In a way it is hidden from our eyes if we arrive to the 7th district from Muzeum korut (where the National Museum is), however the talent of its designers is shown by the impressiveness of the building even if facing a small square and not the boulevard. Frigyes Feszl and Ludwig Förster created their masterpiece in the middle of a metropolis using the Oriental-Byzantine (Moorish) style influenced by Moslem architecture. The consecration of the synagogue was a major event on September 6, 1859. It can hold 3000 seated and approximately 2000 standing people. Major events took and take place here, like the celebrations part of the 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian Conquest in May 1896, memorial services for important Hungarian personalities in the 19th century, liturgical, organ or Klezmer concerts nowadays. The Dohany Synagogue remained the most important religious centre of the Neolog Jews in Hungary to this day.
The Buda Castle Hill Funicular (Budavári Sikló) is a special railway in the 1st district of Budapest and a unique means of transportation to approach Buda Castle Hill. It was admitted to the list of UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987 as a major part of the landscape of the river Danube in Budapest. The lower station is situated on Clark Ádám tér at the Buda side of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge beside the Tunnel; the upper station is located between the Palace of Buda-Castle and the Sándor-Palace. The length of the tracks is 95 meters. The level difference between the lower and upper station is 50 meters. The originally steam-powered Funicular was constructed by the initiation of Earl Ödön Széchenyi (the son of István Széchenyi) between 1968 and 1970. Ödön Széchenyi made his proposal following the example of Lyon to build a stream-driven rope-drawn railway on the slope of Castle Hill. Wohlfahrt Henrik made the plans. It was opened on 2nd March 1870 as the second Funicular in Europe. It operated perfectly for 75 years offering a wonderful view of the Pest side of the city. In 1873 already 1.5 million passengers travelled on the Funicular. The bus service started in the Castle district only in 1928, however the tourists liked it by then, and thus the traffic did not reduce. In the Second World War it damaged seriously, upper building and the car were destroyed by a bomb, the lower building and the steam-engine remain unhurt. BSZKRT (the former public transport company) instead of the restoration cleared the ruins of the Funicular in 1948-1949 because they wished to serve the transport of the Buda Castel District by buses. The operation was suspended till the complete reconstruction of 1985. After a long hope the Funicular was opened again on June 1986. Today the number of passengers estimated to be between 500.000 and 1 million a year.
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Budapest Castle Hill Funicular
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The Buda Castle Hill Funicular (Budavári Sikló) is a special railway in the 1st district of Budapest and a unique means of transportation to approach Buda Castle Hill. It was admitted to the list of UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987 as a major part of the landscape of the river Danube in Budapest. The lower station is situated on Clark Ádám tér at the Buda side of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge beside the Tunnel; the upper station is located between the Palace of Buda-Castle and the Sándor-Palace. The length of the tracks is 95 meters. The level difference between the lower and upper station is 50 meters. The originally steam-powered Funicular was constructed by the initiation of Earl Ödön Széchenyi (the son of István Széchenyi) between 1968 and 1970. Ödön Széchenyi made his proposal following the example of Lyon to build a stream-driven rope-drawn railway on the slope of Castle Hill. Wohlfahrt Henrik made the plans. It was opened on 2nd March 1870 as the second Funicular in Europe. It operated perfectly for 75 years offering a wonderful view of the Pest side of the city. In 1873 already 1.5 million passengers travelled on the Funicular. The bus service started in the Castle district only in 1928, however the tourists liked it by then, and thus the traffic did not reduce. In the Second World War it damaged seriously, upper building and the car were destroyed by a bomb, the lower building and the steam-engine remain unhurt. BSZKRT (the former public transport company) instead of the restoration cleared the ruins of the Funicular in 1948-1949 because they wished to serve the transport of the Buda Castel District by buses. The operation was suspended till the complete reconstruction of 1985. After a long hope the Funicular was opened again on June 1986. Today the number of passengers estimated to be between 500.000 and 1 million a year.
The Danube boat service of BKV is part of the public transport network and enables you to admire the beauties of Budapest on a route that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. After passing by along the Margaret Island, you will see the building of the Hungarian Parliament. Two hills of the capital city also offer you various and out of the common sights: The Castle Hill accommodates the Royal Palace, the Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion. Looking at the Gellért Hill you can get a great view of the Liberation Monument and the Citadel. You can have an overview of the capital city's bridges throughout your journey. You will pass by some of the most famous universities of Budapest, the Market Hall, the Redoute, the Danube promenade and many luxury hotels of the Hungarian capital city. The boats are available free of extra charge on working days if you are a BKK pass holder.
Budapest Danube Boat Tour
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The Danube boat service of BKV is part of the public transport network and enables you to admire the beauties of Budapest on a route that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. After passing by along the Margaret Island, you will see the building of the Hungarian Parliament. Two hills of the capital city also offer you various and out of the common sights: The Castle Hill accommodates the Royal Palace, the Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion. Looking at the Gellért Hill you can get a great view of the Liberation Monument and the Citadel. You can have an overview of the capital city's bridges throughout your journey. You will pass by some of the most famous universities of Budapest, the Market Hall, the Redoute, the Danube promenade and many luxury hotels of the Hungarian capital city. The boats are available free of extra charge on working days if you are a BKK pass holder.
The Halászbástya or Fisherman's Bastion is one of the best known monuments in Budapest, located in the Buda Castle, in the 1st district of Budapest. It is one of the most important tourist attractions due to the unique panorama of Budapest from the Neo-Romanesque lookout terraces. The Fishermen's Bastion's main façade, parallel to the Danube, is approximately 140 meters long, of which the southern aisle is about 40 meters long, the north is 65 meters long, and the ornate central parapet is 35 meters long. Its seven high-pitched stone towers symbolize the seven chieftains of the Hungarians who founded Hungary in 895. It was built between 1895 and 1902, in Neo-Romanesque style, on the base of a stretch of the Buda Castle walls, by architect Frigyes Schulek, who was also responsible for the restoration of the Matthias Church. Several historians say that in the Middle Ages this part of the castle walls was protected by the guild of fishermen, who lived under the walls in the so-called Fishtown. Since 1987 it has been part of Budapest's World Heritage Sites as part of the Várkerület District.
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Rybářská bašta
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The Halászbástya or Fisherman's Bastion is one of the best known monuments in Budapest, located in the Buda Castle, in the 1st district of Budapest. It is one of the most important tourist attractions due to the unique panorama of Budapest from the Neo-Romanesque lookout terraces. The Fishermen's Bastion's main façade, parallel to the Danube, is approximately 140 meters long, of which the southern aisle is about 40 meters long, the north is 65 meters long, and the ornate central parapet is 35 meters long. Its seven high-pitched stone towers symbolize the seven chieftains of the Hungarians who founded Hungary in 895. It was built between 1895 and 1902, in Neo-Romanesque style, on the base of a stretch of the Buda Castle walls, by architect Frigyes Schulek, who was also responsible for the restoration of the Matthias Church. Several historians say that in the Middle Ages this part of the castle walls was protected by the guild of fishermen, who lived under the walls in the so-called Fishtown. Since 1987 it has been part of Budapest's World Heritage Sites as part of the Várkerület District.
Margaret Island is a 2.5 km long island, 500 metres wide, in the middle of the Danube in central Budapest, Hungary. The island is mostly covered by landscape parks, and is a popular recreational area. Its medieval ruins are reminders of its importance in the Middle Ages as a religious centre. The island spans the area between the Margaret Bridge and the Árpád Bridge. Before the 14th century the island was called Insula leporum. Administratively Margaret Island used to belong to the 13th district, but now is directly under the control of the city. Its appearance today was developed through the connection of three separate islands, the Festő, the Fürdő and the Nyulak, during the end of the 19th century, to control the flow of the Danube. Originally, the island was 102.5 metres above sea level, but now has been built up to 104.85 metres above sea level to control flooding.
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Markétin ostrov
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Margaret Island is a 2.5 km long island, 500 metres wide, in the middle of the Danube in central Budapest, Hungary. The island is mostly covered by landscape parks, and is a popular recreational area. Its medieval ruins are reminders of its importance in the Middle Ages as a religious centre. The island spans the area between the Margaret Bridge and the Árpád Bridge. Before the 14th century the island was called Insula leporum. Administratively Margaret Island used to belong to the 13th district, but now is directly under the control of the city. Its appearance today was developed through the connection of three separate islands, the Festő, the Fürdő and the Nyulak, during the end of the 19th century, to control the flow of the Danube. Originally, the island was 102.5 metres above sea level, but now has been built up to 104.85 metres above sea level to control flooding.
Gellért Hill is a 235 m high hill overlooking the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. It is located in the 1st and the 11th districts. The hill was named after Saint Gerard who was thrown to death from the hill. The famous Hotel Gellért and the Gellért Baths can be found in Gellért Square at the foot of the hill, next to Liberty Bridge. The Gellért Hill Cave is also located on the hill, facing the hotel and the Danube. At the top of the hill Citadella can be found with a nice panoramic view of the city.
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Gellértova hora
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Gellért Hill is a 235 m high hill overlooking the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. It is located in the 1st and the 11th districts. The hill was named after Saint Gerard who was thrown to death from the hill. The famous Hotel Gellért and the Gellért Baths can be found in Gellért Square at the foot of the hill, next to Liberty Bridge. The Gellért Hill Cave is also located on the hill, facing the hotel and the Danube. At the top of the hill Citadella can be found with a nice panoramic view of the city.
House of Terror is a museum located at Andrássy út 60 in Budapest, Hungary. It contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist regimes in 20th-century Hungary and is also a memorial to the victims of these regimes, including those detained, interrogated, tortured or killed in the building. The museum opened on 24 February 2002 and the Director-General of the museum since then has been Dr Mária Schmidt. The House of Terror is a member organization of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience. Visitors including Zbigniew Brzezinski, Francis Fukuyama and Hayden White have praised the Museum.
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Dům teroru
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House of Terror is a museum located at Andrássy út 60 in Budapest, Hungary. It contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist regimes in 20th-century Hungary and is also a memorial to the victims of these regimes, including those detained, interrogated, tortured or killed in the building. The museum opened on 24 February 2002 and the Director-General of the museum since then has been Dr Mária Schmidt. The House of Terror is a member organization of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience. Visitors including Zbigniew Brzezinski, Francis Fukuyama and Hayden White have praised the Museum.
The Shoes on the Danube Bank is a Memorial erected on April 16 2005, in Budapest, Hungary. Conceived by film director Can Togay, he created it on the east bank of the Danube River with sculptor Gyula Pauer to honour the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. It represents their shoes left behind on the bank.
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Shoes on the Danube Bank
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The Shoes on the Danube Bank is a Memorial erected on April 16 2005, in Budapest, Hungary. Conceived by film director Can Togay, he created it on the east bank of the Danube River with sculptor Gyula Pauer to honour the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. It represents their shoes left behind on the bank.
The Memento Park reopened on 18. May 2020 - unlike what is stated on some other websites. Memento Park is an open-air museum in Budapest, Hungary, dedicated to monumental statues and sculpted plaques from Hungary's Communist period. There are statues of Lenin, Marx, and Engels, as well as several Hungarian Communist leaders. The park was designed by Hungarian architect Ákos Eleőd, who won the competition announced by the Budapest General Assembly in 1991. On public transport diagrams and other documents the park is usually shown as Memorial Park. A quote by the architect on the project: "This park is about dictatorship. And at the same time, because it can be talked about, described, built, this park is about democracy. After all, only democracy is able to give the opportunity to let us think freely about dictatorship." Memento Park is divided into two sections: Statue Park, officially named "A Sentence About Tyranny" Park after a poem of the same name by Gyula Ilyés, and laid out as 6 oval sections; and Witness Square, which lies east of the main park entrance and is visible without payment.
Memento Park
The Memento Park reopened on 18. May 2020 - unlike what is stated on some other websites. Memento Park is an open-air museum in Budapest, Hungary, dedicated to monumental statues and sculpted plaques from Hungary's Communist period. There are statues of Lenin, Marx, and Engels, as well as several Hungarian Communist leaders. The park was designed by Hungarian architect Ákos Eleőd, who won the competition announced by the Budapest General Assembly in 1991. On public transport diagrams and other documents the park is usually shown as Memorial Park. A quote by the architect on the project: "This park is about dictatorship. And at the same time, because it can be talked about, described, built, this park is about democracy. After all, only democracy is able to give the opportunity to let us think freely about dictatorship." Memento Park is divided into two sections: Statue Park, officially named "A Sentence About Tyranny" Park after a poem of the same name by Gyula Ilyés, and laid out as 6 oval sections; and Witness Square, which lies east of the main park entrance and is visible without payment.
The City Park is a public park close to the centre of Budapest, Hungary. It is a 0.9-by-0.6-mile rectangle, with an area of 302 acres, located in District XIV of Budapest, between Hungária körút, Ajtósi Dürer sor, Vágány utca and Dózsa György út. Its main entrance is at Heroes' Square, one of Hungary's World Heritage sites. – Gundel Restaurant – Municipal Zoological and Botanical Garden – Municipal Grand Circus – Former Amusement Park – Széchenyi Medicinal Baths and Swimming Pool – Vajdahunyad Castle – Former Petőfi Hall – Former Transport Museum of Budapest – Heroes' Square – Museum of Fine Arts – Palace of Art
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Városliget
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The City Park is a public park close to the centre of Budapest, Hungary. It is a 0.9-by-0.6-mile rectangle, with an area of 302 acres, located in District XIV of Budapest, between Hungária körút, Ajtósi Dürer sor, Vágány utca and Dózsa György út. Its main entrance is at Heroes' Square, one of Hungary's World Heritage sites. – Gundel Restaurant – Municipal Zoological and Botanical Garden – Municipal Grand Circus – Former Amusement Park – Széchenyi Medicinal Baths and Swimming Pool – Vajdahunyad Castle – Former Petőfi Hall – Former Transport Museum of Budapest – Heroes' Square – Museum of Fine Arts – Palace of Art
The Liberty Statue or Freedom Statue is a monument on the Gellért Hill in Budapest, Hungary. It commemorates those who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom, and prosperity of Hungary.
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Liberty Statue
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The Liberty Statue or Freedom Statue is a monument on the Gellért Hill in Budapest, Hungary. It commemorates those who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom, and prosperity of Hungary.
Ornate 19th-century complex & gardens.
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Castle Garden Bazaar
2-6 Ybl Miklós tér
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Ornate 19th-century complex & gardens.
The Holocaust Memorial Center is a renovated synagogue that dates back to the 1920s and serves as a memorial and museum for and about Hungarian Jews that were murdered in The Holocaust. While largely focused on Jews, the museum also mentions the discrimination and killings of Gypsies, homosexuals, and the disabled. It is located in Budapest, Hungary. The Holocaust Memorial Center is a former synagogue, the Páva Synagogue, at 39 Páva Utca, Budapest. It is a national institution established by the Government in 1999 and renovated and opened as the memorial and museum in 2004. It is the first Holocaust Memorial Center in Central Europe founded by state. The museum was designed by architect István Mányi and Attila Gáti. Architecturally, the building is asymmetrical. A set of stairs lead visitors to the exhibitions, meant to "symbolize the distorted and twisted time of The Holocaust." There are permanent and temporary exhibits, and a research center. The research center offers people to search for their family member and have the chance to add to the list of names, increasing their database.
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Holocaust Memorial Center
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The Holocaust Memorial Center is a renovated synagogue that dates back to the 1920s and serves as a memorial and museum for and about Hungarian Jews that were murdered in The Holocaust. While largely focused on Jews, the museum also mentions the discrimination and killings of Gypsies, homosexuals, and the disabled. It is located in Budapest, Hungary. The Holocaust Memorial Center is a former synagogue, the Páva Synagogue, at 39 Páva Utca, Budapest. It is a national institution established by the Government in 1999 and renovated and opened as the memorial and museum in 2004. It is the first Holocaust Memorial Center in Central Europe founded by state. The museum was designed by architect István Mányi and Attila Gáti. Architecturally, the building is asymmetrical. A set of stairs lead visitors to the exhibitions, meant to "symbolize the distorted and twisted time of The Holocaust." There are permanent and temporary exhibits, and a research center. The research center offers people to search for their family member and have the chance to add to the list of names, increasing their database.
The Magyar Vasúttörténeti Park is a railway museum located in Budapest, Hungary at a railway station and workshop of the Hungarian State Railways, the former Budapest North Depot. The museum covers more than 70,000 square meters and it features over one hundred exhibits, mostly including railway vehicles and equipment.
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Hungarian Railway Museum
95 Tatai út
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The Magyar Vasúttörténeti Park is a railway museum located in Budapest, Hungary at a railway station and workshop of the Hungarian State Railways, the former Budapest North Depot. The museum covers more than 70,000 square meters and it features over one hundred exhibits, mostly including railway vehicles and equipment.
Prominent bridge connecting Buda & Pest.
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Szabadság híd
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Prominent bridge connecting Buda & Pest.
Gasztronómia
Gozsdu: where past and present meet. Gozsdu Courtyard is one of the most dynamically improving centres in the downtown of Budapest; it is a meeting point that combines entertainment, gastronomy and culture. The entertainment quarter is awaiting its guests with uniquely exciting programmes every day of the week. The Courtyard makes room for countless places, representing extraordinarystyles, thus providing colourful experience for all generations.
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Gozsdu Udvar
13 Király u.
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Gozsdu: where past and present meet. Gozsdu Courtyard is one of the most dynamically improving centres in the downtown of Budapest; it is a meeting point that combines entertainment, gastronomy and culture. The entertainment quarter is awaiting its guests with uniquely exciting programmes every day of the week. The Courtyard makes room for countless places, representing extraordinarystyles, thus providing colourful experience for all generations.
This square by Oktogon was named after the world-famous Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt. It is about 200 meters long, it features a park in the middle, and it is surrounded by restaurants and cafés like Menza, Buena Vista, Hooters, and Becketts. Liszt Ferenc Square is popular with locals and tourists alike, especially on summer evenings. It's ideal for meetings, short strolls, a great coffee, lunch, or dinner. At its end closer to Király Street stands the Eclectic-Art Nouveau building of Academy of Music, while Pest's Broadway is also found in the area.
Liszt Ferenc tér
This square by Oktogon was named after the world-famous Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt. It is about 200 meters long, it features a park in the middle, and it is surrounded by restaurants and cafés like Menza, Buena Vista, Hooters, and Becketts. Liszt Ferenc Square is popular with locals and tourists alike, especially on summer evenings. It's ideal for meetings, short strolls, a great coffee, lunch, or dinner. At its end closer to Király Street stands the Eclectic-Art Nouveau building of Academy of Music, while Pest's Broadway is also found in the area.
The square The territory between the Pesti Barnabas street and the Piarista street, that was venue of the former University Theatre, which includes buildings looking at the Danube, is actually the geometric center of Budapest, the starting point of Pest. You can find a part of the square - below the ground- showing ruins of Contra-Aquincu. In the 19th century the neoclassicist building of the town hall tower was standign here, in front of the market square - so it was definately the center of downtown Pest, no wonder that it operates even nowadays as the culinary centre of the city! The view across the river is a unique experience! Sitting here or lying in a bean bag you can feel the modernity of the 21th century with the unlimited wireless access and still be surrounded by the historical scenery. The Kiosk terrace with the sunshades is very attractive for a lunch menu around noon and by afternoon the confectionery masterpieces tempt the guests. In the evening the restaurant develops into a sophisticated, modern place to meet for a cocktail. The former downtown city center, in the heart of the city came to life again!
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Kiosk Budapest
4 Március 15. tér
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The square The territory between the Pesti Barnabas street and the Piarista street, that was venue of the former University Theatre, which includes buildings looking at the Danube, is actually the geometric center of Budapest, the starting point of Pest. You can find a part of the square - below the ground- showing ruins of Contra-Aquincu. In the 19th century the neoclassicist building of the town hall tower was standign here, in front of the market square - so it was definately the center of downtown Pest, no wonder that it operates even nowadays as the culinary centre of the city! The view across the river is a unique experience! Sitting here or lying in a bean bag you can feel the modernity of the 21th century with the unlimited wireless access and still be surrounded by the historical scenery. The Kiosk terrace with the sunshades is very attractive for a lunch menu around noon and by afternoon the confectionery masterpieces tempt the guests. In the evening the restaurant develops into a sophisticated, modern place to meet for a cocktail. The former downtown city center, in the heart of the city came to life again!
Shopping
The Great Market Hall (Nagycsarnok) built in 1897 is the most beautiful of all Budapest market halls (yes, there are more historical market halls in Budapest!). And the market is not only ‘Great’ in its size, but is also great in other aspects. Most importantly the market is also central, no wonder it is also called the Central Market Hall, for both of its location (15 min walk from the appartment), and the volume of trade taking place here on a daily basis. If you love fresh goods, people watching, shopping, or just sightseeing in amazing places, we trust you will love our beloved Great Market Hall. No matter if it shines or rains, the Great Market Hall is a great option, and definitely one of the top Budapest attractions according to many Budapest guides.
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Central Market Hall
1-3 Vámház krt.
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The Great Market Hall (Nagycsarnok) built in 1897 is the most beautiful of all Budapest market halls (yes, there are more historical market halls in Budapest!). And the market is not only ‘Great’ in its size, but is also great in other aspects. Most importantly the market is also central, no wonder it is also called the Central Market Hall, for both of its location (15 min walk from the appartment), and the volume of trade taking place here on a daily basis. If you love fresh goods, people watching, shopping, or just sightseeing in amazing places, we trust you will love our beloved Great Market Hall. No matter if it shines or rains, the Great Market Hall is a great option, and definitely one of the top Budapest attractions according to many Budapest guides.
Biggest shopping mall in Hungary.
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WestEnd City Center
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Biggest shopping mall in Hungary.
Váci street is the most renowned pedestrian shopping street of Budapest. It stretches to a little more than a mile between Vörösmarty Square and the Great Market Hall.
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Váci Street
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Váci street is the most renowned pedestrian shopping street of Budapest. It stretches to a little more than a mile between Vörösmarty Square and the Great Market Hall.
Funky marketplace with eclectic antiques.
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Ecseri Flea Market
156 Nagykőrösi út
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Funky marketplace with eclectic antiques.
Entertainment & Activities
The Széchenyi Thermal Bath is o­ne of the largest spa complexes in Europe. It's also the first thermal bath of Pest. It owes its existence to Vilmos Zsigmondy, a mining engineer. o­n his initiative, successful deep borings had been performed in the City Park, where later, in 1881 already an "Artesian bath" was in operation. However, this temporary type of bath was meeting the demands of the age less and less, so the Széchenyi Thermal Bath was built in 1913 o­n the basis of plans composed by Gyozo Czigler. The Bath was expanded in 1927 with a public bathing department for gentlemen and ladies and a beach site. In the middle of the 1960s, further transformations took place, including the creation of a group thermal section in bathing suits as well as a daytime outpatient hospital (complex physiotherapy department). The reconstruction of the pools of the swimming section, their equipment with water filtering and circulation devices was completed in 1999. The so-called fancy bath includes a whirling corridor, underwater effervescence production, neck shower, water beam back massage installed in the sitting banks and many other services.
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Termální lázně Széchenyi
9-11 Állatkerti krt.
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The Széchenyi Thermal Bath is o­ne of the largest spa complexes in Europe. It's also the first thermal bath of Pest. It owes its existence to Vilmos Zsigmondy, a mining engineer. o­n his initiative, successful deep borings had been performed in the City Park, where later, in 1881 already an "Artesian bath" was in operation. However, this temporary type of bath was meeting the demands of the age less and less, so the Széchenyi Thermal Bath was built in 1913 o­n the basis of plans composed by Gyozo Czigler. The Bath was expanded in 1927 with a public bathing department for gentlemen and ladies and a beach site. In the middle of the 1960s, further transformations took place, including the creation of a group thermal section in bathing suits as well as a daytime outpatient hospital (complex physiotherapy department). The reconstruction of the pools of the swimming section, their equipment with water filtering and circulation devices was completed in 1999. The so-called fancy bath includes a whirling corridor, underwater effervescence production, neck shower, water beam back massage installed in the sitting banks and many other services.
Budapest has a fairly unique quality, being among the very few large cities in the world that is rich in thermal water - so it is also called the city of spas, and has been a well known balneological center since the 1930’s. Visitors can choose from a wide range of local thermal springs, where many different treatments and wellness services are available. The Rudas Thermal Bath was established as early as the 16th century, during the time of the Turkish occupation. Its central part includes an octagonal pool covered by a 10 meter diameter dome. At the end of the 19th century, a therapeutic swimming facility and a sauna was added. The bath also has a complex physiotherapeutic section, as well as a drinking hall, offering drinking cures from three water springs: Hungária, Attila and Juventus. In the wellness department guests can enjoy the benefits of Juventus pool, immersion pool, rooftop pool and two hot water pools.
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Rudas Gyógyfürdő
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Budapest has a fairly unique quality, being among the very few large cities in the world that is rich in thermal water - so it is also called the city of spas, and has been a well known balneological center since the 1930’s. Visitors can choose from a wide range of local thermal springs, where many different treatments and wellness services are available. The Rudas Thermal Bath was established as early as the 16th century, during the time of the Turkish occupation. Its central part includes an octagonal pool covered by a 10 meter diameter dome. At the end of the 19th century, a therapeutic swimming facility and a sauna was added. The bath also has a complex physiotherapeutic section, as well as a drinking hall, offering drinking cures from three water springs: Hungária, Attila and Juventus. In the wellness department guests can enjoy the benefits of Juventus pool, immersion pool, rooftop pool and two hot water pools.
Budapest is a unique city in more than one ways. For those who love spa and wellness, it is unique for being the only large city in the world, which abounds in fountains of healing water. 70 million liters of 21-78 Celsius warm thermal water spring forth daily from its 118 natural thermal springs. No wonder, that as early as in 1934, Budapest was awarded the supreme title "Spa City". Three years later, the first International Balneological Congress was organised, and the seat of the International Balneological Association was established at the Gellért Thermal Bath in Budapest. The Congress reasoned with the following words: "...no city can put forward a stronger claim to this than Budapest. Endowed by nature with a wonderful generosity of excellent thermal waters and unrivalled natural beauty; additionally, its high medical professionalism, the excellent equipment of its healing institutions, the high level of scientific research, makes Budapest the optimum choice for international affairs of balneology to be handled from here..." The Gellert Bath and Hotel itself was built in the preceding decades, and opened its doors in 1918. Outdoor pools were added later on, and today it combines modern technical developments with rich historical heritage.
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Gellértovy lázně
4 Kelenhegyi út
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Budapest is a unique city in more than one ways. For those who love spa and wellness, it is unique for being the only large city in the world, which abounds in fountains of healing water. 70 million liters of 21-78 Celsius warm thermal water spring forth daily from its 118 natural thermal springs. No wonder, that as early as in 1934, Budapest was awarded the supreme title "Spa City". Three years later, the first International Balneological Congress was organised, and the seat of the International Balneological Association was established at the Gellért Thermal Bath in Budapest. The Congress reasoned with the following words: "...no city can put forward a stronger claim to this than Budapest. Endowed by nature with a wonderful generosity of excellent thermal waters and unrivalled natural beauty; additionally, its high medical professionalism, the excellent equipment of its healing institutions, the high level of scientific research, makes Budapest the optimum choice for international affairs of balneology to be handled from here..." The Gellert Bath and Hotel itself was built in the preceding decades, and opened its doors in 1918. Outdoor pools were added later on, and today it combines modern technical developments with rich historical heritage.
Király Bath or Király fürdő is a thermal bath that was first built in Hungary in the second half of the sixteenth century, during the time of Ottoman rule. The bath and its neighborhood have since become part of the consolidated city of Budapest. It still retains many of the key elements of a Turkish bath, exemplified by its Turkish dome and octagonal pool. It is located at the corner of Fő utca and Ganz utca. Its address and entrance is Fő utca 82-84 while the exterior of the bath proper is on Ganz utca. Components of thermal water include sodium, calcium, magnesium bicarbonate, sulphate-chloride and a significant amount of fluoride ion. The water temperature in the four different pools have some difference, but in between 26-40 ℃. The Király Baths are open to both sexes.
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Király Thermal Bath
84 Fő u.
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Király Bath or Király fürdő is a thermal bath that was first built in Hungary in the second half of the sixteenth century, during the time of Ottoman rule. The bath and its neighborhood have since become part of the consolidated city of Budapest. It still retains many of the key elements of a Turkish bath, exemplified by its Turkish dome and octagonal pool. It is located at the corner of Fő utca and Ganz utca. Its address and entrance is Fő utca 82-84 while the exterior of the bath proper is on Ganz utca. Components of thermal water include sodium, calcium, magnesium bicarbonate, sulphate-chloride and a significant amount of fluoride ion. The water temperature in the four different pools have some difference, but in between 26-40 ℃. The Király Baths are open to both sexes.
The Lukács Thermal Bath is a historic indoor/outdoor thermal bath spa in Budapest, Hungary, heated naturally by hotsprings. It can be used by men and women everyday, however the swimming pools have historical names such as men swimming pool and women swimming pool. There are ticket with lockers or cabins. All pools and 4 saunas can be used by all ticket basically. The only optional area is the sauna world, which contains 5 more extra saunas, ice cooling pool, igloo and heated roman bench. There are sauna nights in this bath on fridays of every even week from 20:00 to 02:00.
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Lukacs Baths
25-29 Frankel Leó út
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The Lukács Thermal Bath is a historic indoor/outdoor thermal bath spa in Budapest, Hungary, heated naturally by hotsprings. It can be used by men and women everyday, however the swimming pools have historical names such as men swimming pool and women swimming pool. There are ticket with lockers or cabins. All pools and 4 saunas can be used by all ticket basically. The only optional area is the sauna world, which contains 5 more extra saunas, ice cooling pool, igloo and heated roman bench. There are sauna nights in this bath on fridays of every even week from 20:00 to 02:00.
Parks & Nature
The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden is one of the oldest in the world with its almost 150 years of history. The first idea of the foundation dates back to 1820-30s but the 1848-49 Revolution and War of Independence and the era of Opression did not favour the idea of founding a zoo in Hungary. Finally, the initiation of a group of patriots took form in 1866 and the first Hungarian Zoo opened its gates to the sound of the midday bell on August 9th. The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2016.
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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
6-12 Állatkerti krt.
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The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden is one of the oldest in the world with its almost 150 years of history. The first idea of the foundation dates back to 1820-30s but the 1848-49 Revolution and War of Independence and the era of Opression did not favour the idea of founding a zoo in Hungary. Finally, the initiation of a group of patriots took form in 1866 and the first Hungarian Zoo opened its gates to the sound of the midday bell on August 9th. The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2016.
The City Park Ice Rink offers its ice surface of 12 thousand square metres both for sporting activities and for various events during the winter time. The City Park Boating Lake opens on 1th April. (summer time) Depending on the weather City Park Boating Lake 10:00-22:00 is open hours. The pier and water means everyone is at your own risk. The lake's water is unfit for bathing. Grand Hall The Grand Hall originally built on the basis of Imre Francsek’s plans in 1895 has been restored in its former glory in neo-baroque style, making it one of the most impressive event venues of Budapest. Looking out of the windows of the Grand Hall of the City Park Ice Rink / Boating lake, our guests can enjoy a fabulous panorama including the view of the Vajda Hunyad Castle, which features the greatest eras of Hungarian architecture. The Grand Hall, recognised as a cultural monument.
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City Park Ice Rink and Boating
5 Olof Palme stny.
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The City Park Ice Rink offers its ice surface of 12 thousand square metres both for sporting activities and for various events during the winter time. The City Park Boating Lake opens on 1th April. (summer time) Depending on the weather City Park Boating Lake 10:00-22:00 is open hours. The pier and water means everyone is at your own risk. The lake's water is unfit for bathing. Grand Hall The Grand Hall originally built on the basis of Imre Francsek’s plans in 1895 has been restored in its former glory in neo-baroque style, making it one of the most impressive event venues of Budapest. Looking out of the windows of the Grand Hall of the City Park Ice Rink / Boating lake, our guests can enjoy a fabulous panorama including the view of the Vajda Hunyad Castle, which features the greatest eras of Hungarian architecture. The Grand Hall, recognised as a cultural monument.
The Chairlift was built in 1970. The cable-railway connects Zugliget and János Hill in the 12th district of Budapest. The line of the Chairlift is 1040 m long; the level difference is 262 m between the 2 stations. The journey time is 15 minutes in both directions. At two cable-holder pillars the cable runs below the wheels and at all other pillars it runs over the wheels. After 60 years of opening the first Bleichert-ropeway an entrepreneur came along with the plan for the first wire-rope suspension railway construction in Hungary.
Zugligeti Libegő
The Chairlift was built in 1970. The cable-railway connects Zugliget and János Hill in the 12th district of Budapest. The line of the Chairlift is 1040 m long; the level difference is 262 m between the 2 stations. The journey time is 15 minutes in both directions. At two cable-holder pillars the cable runs below the wheels and at all other pillars it runs over the wheels. After 60 years of opening the first Bleichert-ropeway an entrepreneur came along with the plan for the first wire-rope suspension railway construction in Hungary.
The Cogwheel Railway is one of the main sights of the mountain landscape of Buda and it also evokes fond old memories, as the line was opened in 1874. It runs all year round fully integrated in the public transport system as tramline number 60. You can use it by validating a single ticket, or with a pass. Its lower terminus is situated at Városmajor, only two tram stops away from the main hub of Buda, Széll Kálmán tér (former Moszkva tér). The Cogwheel Railway’s upper terminus is on the Széchenyi Hill, at a walking distance from Normafa, the meeting point of a number of hikers" routes of the surrounding mountains. Even closer to the terminus you can find the Children’s Railway, which will take you even deeper into the Buda forest. Also, if you take the Children’s Railway from Széchenyihegy to Jánoshegy, after a 20 minute walk, you can reach the Chairlift. You can even transport bicycles by validating a further single ticket or in possession of a bikers" sticker attached to a pass.
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Budapest Cog-wheel Railway
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The Cogwheel Railway is one of the main sights of the mountain landscape of Buda and it also evokes fond old memories, as the line was opened in 1874. It runs all year round fully integrated in the public transport system as tramline number 60. You can use it by validating a single ticket, or with a pass. Its lower terminus is situated at Városmajor, only two tram stops away from the main hub of Buda, Széll Kálmán tér (former Moszkva tér). The Cogwheel Railway’s upper terminus is on the Széchenyi Hill, at a walking distance from Normafa, the meeting point of a number of hikers" routes of the surrounding mountains. Even closer to the terminus you can find the Children’s Railway, which will take you even deeper into the Buda forest. Also, if you take the Children’s Railway from Széchenyihegy to Jánoshegy, after a 20 minute walk, you can reach the Chairlift. You can even transport bicycles by validating a further single ticket or in possession of a bikers" sticker attached to a pass.
Cave
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Szemlő Mountain Cave
35 Pusztaszeri út
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Cave
Located about 6 miles (10 km) from the center of the city, the Wildlife park of Budakeszi is a large protected forest in the Buda hills. It’s an out-of-town alternative to the zoo, with wild animals (rabbits, deer, foxes, wild boars, wolfs, brown bears, etc.) and farm animals (donkeys, goats, sheep, ducks, etc.) native to Europe and Hungary. There is a petting zoo, a lookout, a play area and several tracks ideal for hiking.
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Budakeszi Wildlife Park
0210/12 Budakeszi út
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Located about 6 miles (10 km) from the center of the city, the Wildlife park of Budakeszi is a large protected forest in the Buda hills. It’s an out-of-town alternative to the zoo, with wild animals (rabbits, deer, foxes, wild boars, wolfs, brown bears, etc.) and farm animals (donkeys, goats, sheep, ducks, etc.) native to Europe and Hungary. There is a petting zoo, a lookout, a play area and several tracks ideal for hiking.
Sprawling national park along the Danube.
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Cave of Paul Valley
162 Szépvölgyi út
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Sprawling national park along the Danube.
Arts & Culture
The Hungarian State Opera House (Hungarian: Magyar Állami Operaház) is a neo-Renaissance opera house located in central Budapest, on Andrássy út. Originally known as the Hungarian Royal Opera House, it was designed by Miklós Ybl, a major figure of 19th century Hungarian architecture. Construction began in 1875, funded by the city of Budapest and by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary, and the new house opened to the public on the 27 September 1884. Before the closure of the "Népszínház" in Budapest, it was the second largest opera building in the city; today it is the largest opera house in Budapest and in Hungary.
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Hungarian State Opera
22 Andrássy út
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The Hungarian State Opera House (Hungarian: Magyar Állami Operaház) is a neo-Renaissance opera house located in central Budapest, on Andrássy út. Originally known as the Hungarian Royal Opera House, it was designed by Miklós Ybl, a major figure of 19th century Hungarian architecture. Construction began in 1875, funded by the city of Budapest and by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary, and the new house opened to the public on the 27 September 1884. Before the closure of the "Népszínház" in Budapest, it was the second largest opera building in the city; today it is the largest opera house in Budapest and in Hungary.
The millenary session of the Hungarian Parliament in 1896 passed a law whereby art collections previously held in different institutions were to be unified and placed in the newly-established Museum of Fine Arts. On the basis of a competitive tender, Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog were commissioned to design and construct the building, which opened in 1906. The gallery displaying original paintings was placed in the first floor halls of the neo-classical building; however, only plaster casts were available to illustrate a complete history of European sculpture. It was for these life-size copy sculptures that the Doric, Ionic, Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque halls on the ground floor were designed, imitating the styles of individual periods of art history. However, as the number of original works increased, so the plaster sculptures were forced out of the building (the only one remaining, a copy of the group in the pediment of the temple of Zeus at Olympia, can be seen on the tympanum above the Museum's main entrance), and the ground floor galleries are now also used to display original works of art. On the ground floor are the exhibitions of the Classical Antiquities and of 19th century paintings and sculptures; the Renaissance hall, where in addition to Renaissance frescoes and fountains items from the Sculpture Collection may be seen; the Prints and Drawings Gallery with temporary exhibitions; and the Marble and Baroque halls.
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Szépművészeti Múzeum
41 Dózsa György út
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The millenary session of the Hungarian Parliament in 1896 passed a law whereby art collections previously held in different institutions were to be unified and placed in the newly-established Museum of Fine Arts. On the basis of a competitive tender, Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog were commissioned to design and construct the building, which opened in 1906. The gallery displaying original paintings was placed in the first floor halls of the neo-classical building; however, only plaster casts were available to illustrate a complete history of European sculpture. It was for these life-size copy sculptures that the Doric, Ionic, Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque halls on the ground floor were designed, imitating the styles of individual periods of art history. However, as the number of original works increased, so the plaster sculptures were forced out of the building (the only one remaining, a copy of the group in the pediment of the temple of Zeus at Olympia, can be seen on the tympanum above the Museum's main entrance), and the ground floor galleries are now also used to display original works of art. On the ground floor are the exhibitions of the Classical Antiquities and of 19th century paintings and sculptures; the Renaissance hall, where in addition to Renaissance frescoes and fountains items from the Sculpture Collection may be seen; the Prints and Drawings Gallery with temporary exhibitions; and the Marble and Baroque halls.
Vigadó is Budapest's second largest concert hall, located on the Eastern bank of the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Although the acoustics are lacking, the building itself, designed by Frigyes Feszl in 1859, makes a bold impression along the Pest embankment. Built to replace another concert hall on the same site Feszl's Vigadó was also badly damaged, this time during World War II. The post-war reconstruction, which took some thirty-six years to complete, remains faithful to his original design and continues to attract leading conductors and performers from around the world. The facade of the Vigadó was cleaned and restored in 2006. The Budai Vigadó is the home stage of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the group having started in 1951 with Hungarian traditional dance and music. The group consists of 30 dancers, a Gypsy band of 14, and a 5-member folk band.
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Vigadó Concert Hall
2 Vigadó tér
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Vigadó is Budapest's second largest concert hall, located on the Eastern bank of the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Although the acoustics are lacking, the building itself, designed by Frigyes Feszl in 1859, makes a bold impression along the Pest embankment. Built to replace another concert hall on the same site Feszl's Vigadó was also badly damaged, this time during World War II. The post-war reconstruction, which took some thirty-six years to complete, remains faithful to his original design and continues to attract leading conductors and performers from around the world. The facade of the Vigadó was cleaned and restored in 2006. The Budai Vigadó is the home stage of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the group having started in 1951 with Hungarian traditional dance and music. The group consists of 30 dancers, a Gypsy band of 14, and a 5-member folk band.
Drinks & Nightlife
Szimpla Kert (Simple Garden) is the pioneer of our ruinpubs. It is really a cult place giving new trends. Undoubtedly the best known ruinpub among the locals and the tourists, as well. Well, it can be anywhere, its atmosphere will always charm you (our favourite piece now is the table made from an old Trabant car). Its programs are as wide and unique as its atmosphere; there is place for the open-air cinema (which is the distributor of its films), for the film festivals and exhibitions, just like for the bicycle fairs, or for the houseplants left there for keep and care. If you want another round, we draw your attention to the other members of the Szimpla-nerwork: the Szimpla Café or its unit in Berlin in Gärtnerstrassen.
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Szimpla Kert
14 Kazinczy u.
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Szimpla Kert (Simple Garden) is the pioneer of our ruinpubs. It is really a cult place giving new trends. Undoubtedly the best known ruinpub among the locals and the tourists, as well. Well, it can be anywhere, its atmosphere will always charm you (our favourite piece now is the table made from an old Trabant car). Its programs are as wide and unique as its atmosphere; there is place for the open-air cinema (which is the distributor of its films), for the film festivals and exhibitions, just like for the bicycle fairs, or for the houseplants left there for keep and care. If you want another round, we draw your attention to the other members of the Szimpla-nerwork: the Szimpla Café or its unit in Berlin in Gärtnerstrassen.
For those who think that the party district only consists of Kazinczy Street and the fifty metres around it, we’ll say this: it’s well worth exploring a little bit further, even just in the seventh District. To Klauzál Street, for instance: this is especially recommended for those who enjoy those unbelievable contrasts in Budapest. And what could be more surprising than Doboz (Box) appearing from behind the dilapidated street front? Doboz has one of the most trendy interiors (the eponymous red box installation in front, and the statue of King Kong, with his eyes lit up, by Miklós Gábor Szőke) among Seventh District ruinpubs, which is not by any means a mean feat. Every little detail in the almost 1000-square-meter place is carefully constructed to serve the nearly 1500 people who can fit in there – and therefore Doboz defines itself as a ‘premium ruinpub’.
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Doboz
10 Klauzál u.
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For those who think that the party district only consists of Kazinczy Street and the fifty metres around it, we’ll say this: it’s well worth exploring a little bit further, even just in the seventh District. To Klauzál Street, for instance: this is especially recommended for those who enjoy those unbelievable contrasts in Budapest. And what could be more surprising than Doboz (Box) appearing from behind the dilapidated street front? Doboz has one of the most trendy interiors (the eponymous red box installation in front, and the statue of King Kong, with his eyes lit up, by Miklós Gábor Szőke) among Seventh District ruinpubs, which is not by any means a mean feat. Every little detail in the almost 1000-square-meter place is carefully constructed to serve the nearly 1500 people who can fit in there – and therefore Doboz defines itself as a ‘premium ruinpub’.
If you walk into the right wing of the Paris Department Store on Andrássy Avenue and step into the elevator, in a matter of seconds you'll be greeted by sunshine or sparkling city lights, and have Budapest at your feet. In the evening, you can enjoy excellent wines and beautiful sunsets here, while chilling to down-tempo tunes. There is no dress code to fear, you won't feel embarrassed in sneakers - 360 Bar promotes a free, urban spirit of living, which is underscored by the simple design of the highest rooftop bar of Budapest, where you can admire a 360 degree panorama of Budapest all summer long, accompanied by light drinks and an open kitchen.
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360 Bar
39 Andrássy út
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If you walk into the right wing of the Paris Department Store on Andrássy Avenue and step into the elevator, in a matter of seconds you'll be greeted by sunshine or sparkling city lights, and have Budapest at your feet. In the evening, you can enjoy excellent wines and beautiful sunsets here, while chilling to down-tempo tunes. There is no dress code to fear, you won't feel embarrassed in sneakers - 360 Bar promotes a free, urban spirit of living, which is underscored by the simple design of the highest rooftop bar of Budapest, where you can admire a 360 degree panorama of Budapest all summer long, accompanied by light drinks and an open kitchen.
Mazel Tov is stylish, spacious – and already a staple of Budapest’s burgeoning nightlife scene. It’s a giant courtyard-cum-cultural space, lined with lush trees and plants, draped in twinkling lights and topped with a glass roof. Tucked away in the lively Jewish District (known as the 7th District), this cavernous space is Insta-friendly and most definitely worth the hype. As well as being a great place for evening drinks (the cocktail and pálinka brandy list is impressive), Mazel Tov is also equal parts garden party and gastronomic destination. Head here for Mediterranean-Hungarian fusion plates and you won’t be disappointed (their shawarma sandwich is a winner). Booking – even on weekdays – is highly recommended.
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Mazel Tov
47 Akácfa u.
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Mazel Tov is stylish, spacious – and already a staple of Budapest’s burgeoning nightlife scene. It’s a giant courtyard-cum-cultural space, lined with lush trees and plants, draped in twinkling lights and topped with a glass roof. Tucked away in the lively Jewish District (known as the 7th District), this cavernous space is Insta-friendly and most definitely worth the hype. As well as being a great place for evening drinks (the cocktail and pálinka brandy list is impressive), Mazel Tov is also equal parts garden party and gastronomic destination. Head here for Mediterranean-Hungarian fusion plates and you won’t be disappointed (their shawarma sandwich is a winner). Booking – even on weekdays – is highly recommended.
A former car park converted into a relaxed ruin bar with graffiti-covered walls and something of a festival vibe. Racskert is a local’s favourite, and with cheap beer, vegan snacks, a plant-lined garden and a regular programme of live folk music, it’s really no wonder. As is the case with most ruin bars, you won’t find anyone taking reservations or bookings and it’s a come-as-you-are vibe.
Rácskert
40-42 Dob u.
A former car park converted into a relaxed ruin bar with graffiti-covered walls and something of a festival vibe. Racskert is a local’s favourite, and with cheap beer, vegan snacks, a plant-lined garden and a regular programme of live folk music, it’s really no wonder. As is the case with most ruin bars, you won’t find anyone taking reservations or bookings and it’s a come-as-you-are vibe.
Now in the same building as veteran club Fogas Ház, Instant is still the biggest ruin bar in Budapest, with two courtyards and eight bars, all of which stay open until 6am, seven nights a week. For a mesmerising, dreamlike experience combining live music in the early evening with raving later on, you should really head to Instant. If you’re not impressed by the sheer scale of the place, you’re sure to be enchanted by the eclectic artwork and weird canopy of hanging sculptures.
157
místní doporučují
Instant
51 Akácfa u.
157
místní doporučují
Now in the same building as veteran club Fogas Ház, Instant is still the biggest ruin bar in Budapest, with two courtyards and eight bars, all of which stay open until 6am, seven nights a week. For a mesmerising, dreamlike experience combining live music in the early evening with raving later on, you should really head to Instant. If you’re not impressed by the sheer scale of the place, you’re sure to be enchanted by the eclectic artwork and weird canopy of hanging sculptures.
This central spot opened in 2010, offering a slightly more polished clubbing experience than its edgier counterparts. Ötkert’s magic takes place in an impressive, restored 19th-century building. On most summer nights, Ötkert boasts five DJs playing a mix of commercial music, R&B and hip hop across two rooms, as well as various themed nights. They also have a large terrace which is utterly perfect in July and August. If you’re here in winter, don’t worry – it comes equipped with outdoor heating for colder nights.
118
místní doporučují
Ötkert
4/A Zrínyi u.
118
místní doporučují
This central spot opened in 2010, offering a slightly more polished clubbing experience than its edgier counterparts. Ötkert’s magic takes place in an impressive, restored 19th-century building. On most summer nights, Ötkert boasts five DJs playing a mix of commercial music, R&B and hip hop across two rooms, as well as various themed nights. They also have a large terrace which is utterly perfect in July and August. If you’re here in winter, don’t worry – it comes equipped with outdoor heating for colder nights.