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SEESIGHTING - BUDA CASTLE: The first, Gothic style palace was built during the reign of Louis the Great, King Sigismund and King Matthias (from the middle of the 14th century until the end of the 15th). It became a royal residence of European rank, with its Gothic and Renaissance elements. Buda was occupied by the Turks in 1541, and it was only retaken during the Christian siege of Buda in 1686. The three-month siege has ruined both the Gothic castle and the residential part of today's Castle District. Following the expulsion of the Turks, the restoration of most buildings was completed in the then-fashionable Baroque style, using the existing remains of buildings. The construction of a much smaller Baroque palace was started in 1715, whose ground area was later extended. At the end of the 19th century, the place almost doubled in size, and a large back wing, today housing the Széchenyi National Library, was added. The architects, Miklós Ybl and Alajos Hauszmann have decorated the palace with Art Nouveau elements, in addition to the existing Baroque style. In WWII, the palace and the Castle District were the last refuge of the Germany Army, which fell under heavy siege from the invading Soviet Army. The palace was again damaged; reconstruction started in the 1950s. Leading architects of the age have announced that they wanted to return to the 18-th century Baroque form of the palace, and at the same time keep its 19th century dimensions. They constructed a Baroque façade that never existed before. This was because 20th century architects saw no value in eclectic style, although this is now considered to be the most valuable aspect of Budapest's buildings. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/buda_castle.en.html http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/buda_castle_district.en.html
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Castle District
2 Országház u.
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SEESIGHTING - BUDA CASTLE: The first, Gothic style palace was built during the reign of Louis the Great, King Sigismund and King Matthias (from the middle of the 14th century until the end of the 15th). It became a royal residence of European rank, with its Gothic and Renaissance elements. Buda was occupied by the Turks in 1541, and it was only retaken during the Christian siege of Buda in 1686. The three-month siege has ruined both the Gothic castle and the residential part of today's Castle District. Following the expulsion of the Turks, the restoration of most buildings was completed in the then-fashionable Baroque style, using the existing remains of buildings. The construction of a much smaller Baroque palace was started in 1715, whose ground area was later extended. At the end of the 19th century, the place almost doubled in size, and a large back wing, today housing the Széchenyi National Library, was added. The architects, Miklós Ybl and Alajos Hauszmann have decorated the palace with Art Nouveau elements, in addition to the existing Baroque style. In WWII, the palace and the Castle District were the last refuge of the Germany Army, which fell under heavy siege from the invading Soviet Army. The palace was again damaged; reconstruction started in the 1950s. Leading architects of the age have announced that they wanted to return to the 18-th century Baroque form of the palace, and at the same time keep its 19th century dimensions. They constructed a Baroque façade that never existed before. This was because 20th century architects saw no value in eclectic style, although this is now considered to be the most valuable aspect of Budapest's buildings. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/buda_castle.en.html http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/buda_castle_district.en.html
SEESIGHTING - BUDA CASTLE FUNICULAR: The Budapest Castle Hill Funicular or Budavári Sikló is a funicular railway in the city of Budapest, in Hungary. It links the Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle above. The line was opened on March 2, 1870, and has been in municipal ownership since 1920. It was destroyed in the Second World War and reopened on June 4, 1986. A feature of the line are the two pedestrian foot bridges which cross above it. These were present when the line opened, were removed in 1900 when the castle's garden was extended, and rebuilt to the original design in 1983. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/buda_castle_funicular.en.html
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Budapest Castle Hill Funicular
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SEESIGHTING - BUDA CASTLE FUNICULAR: The Budapest Castle Hill Funicular or Budavári Sikló is a funicular railway in the city of Budapest, in Hungary. It links the Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle above. The line was opened on March 2, 1870, and has been in municipal ownership since 1920. It was destroyed in the Second World War and reopened on June 4, 1986. A feature of the line are the two pedestrian foot bridges which cross above it. These were present when the line opened, were removed in 1900 when the castle's garden was extended, and rebuilt to the original design in 1983. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/buda_castle_funicular.en.html
SEESIGHTING - Zugliget Chairlift: The Chairlift ("Libegő" in Hungarian) is a popular alternative means of transport in the Buda Hills. The nearly 1-km-long, cable-suspended conveyance is found in District XII, and takes riders up the side of János Hill in about 15 minutes. Near the upper station stands the Erzsébet Lookout Tower, providing an amazing view of Budapest. After almost 10 years in private hands, the Libegő is operated by the BKV (Budapest Transport Privately Held Corporation) today. It is a perfect choice for a date or an excursion. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/zugliget.chairlift
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Zugliget Chairlift
97 Zugligeti út
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SEESIGHTING - Zugliget Chairlift: The Chairlift ("Libegő" in Hungarian) is a popular alternative means of transport in the Buda Hills. The nearly 1-km-long, cable-suspended conveyance is found in District XII, and takes riders up the side of János Hill in about 15 minutes. Near the upper station stands the Erzsébet Lookout Tower, providing an amazing view of Budapest. After almost 10 years in private hands, the Libegő is operated by the BKV (Budapest Transport Privately Held Corporation) today. It is a perfect choice for a date or an excursion. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/zugliget.chairlift
SEESIGHTING - CHAIN BRIDGE: With the Buda Castle in the background, the Hungarian capital’s first bridge, now a monument, is a fascinating spectacle that has attracted many tourists to Budapest. The bridge was built upon the request of Count István Széchenyi by designer William Tierney Clark and engineer Adam Clark between 1839 and 1849. Like many other Danube bridges, the Chain Bridge did not survive the ravages of the World War, so it had to be rebuilt in 1949, marking the centenary of its first opening. Visitors also have the opportunity to walk onto the top of the tunnel located on the Buda side, offering a marvellous view of the Danube, its bridges as well as the nicest parts of Pest. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/bridges/chain_bridge.en.html
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Széchenyi Lánchíd
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SEESIGHTING - CHAIN BRIDGE: With the Buda Castle in the background, the Hungarian capital’s first bridge, now a monument, is a fascinating spectacle that has attracted many tourists to Budapest. The bridge was built upon the request of Count István Széchenyi by designer William Tierney Clark and engineer Adam Clark between 1839 and 1849. Like many other Danube bridges, the Chain Bridge did not survive the ravages of the World War, so it had to be rebuilt in 1949, marking the centenary of its first opening. Visitors also have the opportunity to walk onto the top of the tunnel located on the Buda side, offering a marvellous view of the Danube, its bridges as well as the nicest parts of Pest. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/bridges/chain_bridge.en.html
SEESIGHTING - ELISABETH BRIDGE: The bridge, named after popular Habsburg queen Elizabeth (Sissi) was the only one which could not be reconstructed after World War II, so a new one was built to replace it. Today’s bridge structure links the foot of Gellért Hill with the downtown of Pest. The bridge takes the heaviest vehicle traffic out of all the other bridges in Budapest. The city council has evaluated 43 competing entries for the bridge construction tender. The winning plans were submitted by Albert Czekelius and Antal Kherndl. At the time the bridge was finally handed over to the public, there was no other chain-type bridge in the world with such length and without riverbed pillars. Construction commenced in 1897 and the bridge was inaugurated in 1903. Until the year 1926, it was the largest chain-type bridge in the world with a central opening of 290 meters. The bridge, which was blown up by the retreating German Army in 1945, was the only bridge in Budapest beyond repair. The construction of the new Elizabeth Bridge began in 1960, to be handed over in 1964. The new cable bridge was built in exactly the same place, under the supervision of architect Pál Sávory. It stands on it old pillars, but with added width to the bridge, as the newly built pedestrian range falls outside the suspension cables. Due to Budapest's increased motorized traffic, a wider dual carriageway has been built, with tram tracks running in the middle. Tram traffic on the bridge has ceased in 1972, so today it handles traffic in three car lanes each way between Ferenciek tere in Pest and Gellért rakpart in Buda. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/bridges/elisabeth_bridge.en.html
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Elisabeth Bridge
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SEESIGHTING - ELISABETH BRIDGE: The bridge, named after popular Habsburg queen Elizabeth (Sissi) was the only one which could not be reconstructed after World War II, so a new one was built to replace it. Today’s bridge structure links the foot of Gellért Hill with the downtown of Pest. The bridge takes the heaviest vehicle traffic out of all the other bridges in Budapest. The city council has evaluated 43 competing entries for the bridge construction tender. The winning plans were submitted by Albert Czekelius and Antal Kherndl. At the time the bridge was finally handed over to the public, there was no other chain-type bridge in the world with such length and without riverbed pillars. Construction commenced in 1897 and the bridge was inaugurated in 1903. Until the year 1926, it was the largest chain-type bridge in the world with a central opening of 290 meters. The bridge, which was blown up by the retreating German Army in 1945, was the only bridge in Budapest beyond repair. The construction of the new Elizabeth Bridge began in 1960, to be handed over in 1964. The new cable bridge was built in exactly the same place, under the supervision of architect Pál Sávory. It stands on it old pillars, but with added width to the bridge, as the newly built pedestrian range falls outside the suspension cables. Due to Budapest's increased motorized traffic, a wider dual carriageway has been built, with tram tracks running in the middle. Tram traffic on the bridge has ceased in 1972, so today it handles traffic in three car lanes each way between Ferenciek tere in Pest and Gellért rakpart in Buda. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/bridges/elisabeth_bridge.en.html
SEESIGHTING - CITADEL: The Gellért Hill is the capital’s popular excursion place. The Citadel can also be found here. It used to be a fortress, which was erected in 1854 by the Habsburg emperors after overcoming the Hungarian army in the revolution of 1848-49. A unique Budapest panorama, which is part of the world heritage, can be also enjoyed here. Other sights on the hill: the sculpture of the bishop St. Gellért (Gerard), the St. Gellért Cliff Church and the Liberty Statue. ----- Gellért Hill is a 235 m high hill overlooking the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. It is part of the 1st and 11th Districts. Gellért Hill was named after Saint Gerard who was thrown to death from the hill. Now an affluent residential area, a number of embassies and ambassadorial residences line the streets which wind up the hill. Since 1987, the area is listed as a world heritage site as part of "the Banks of the Danube". A large proportion of the hill consists of parkland. Bats and hedgehogs are commonly observed on summer nights. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/citadel.en.html http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/gellert_hill.en.html
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Citadella
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SEESIGHTING - CITADEL: The Gellért Hill is the capital’s popular excursion place. The Citadel can also be found here. It used to be a fortress, which was erected in 1854 by the Habsburg emperors after overcoming the Hungarian army in the revolution of 1848-49. A unique Budapest panorama, which is part of the world heritage, can be also enjoyed here. Other sights on the hill: the sculpture of the bishop St. Gellért (Gerard), the St. Gellért Cliff Church and the Liberty Statue. ----- Gellért Hill is a 235 m high hill overlooking the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. It is part of the 1st and 11th Districts. Gellért Hill was named after Saint Gerard who was thrown to death from the hill. Now an affluent residential area, a number of embassies and ambassadorial residences line the streets which wind up the hill. Since 1987, the area is listed as a world heritage site as part of "the Banks of the Danube". A large proportion of the hill consists of parkland. Bats and hedgehogs are commonly observed on summer nights. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/citadel.en.html http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/gellert_hill.en.html
SEESIGHTING - FISHERMEN'S BASTION: The main façade of the Fisherman’s Bastion, running parallel to the Danube, is approximately 140 metres long. The seven stone towers with their pointed tops symbolise the leaders of the Hungarian tribes who conquered the country in 896. It was built in place of the old fortification walls in neo-Romanesque style between 1895 and 1902 on the plans of Frigyes Schulek, who was also in charge of the reconstruction of the Mathias Church. The Bastion takes its name from the guild of fishermen that was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/fishermens_bastion.en.html
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Fisherman's Bastion
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SEESIGHTING - FISHERMEN'S BASTION: The main façade of the Fisherman’s Bastion, running parallel to the Danube, is approximately 140 metres long. The seven stone towers with their pointed tops symbolise the leaders of the Hungarian tribes who conquered the country in 896. It was built in place of the old fortification walls in neo-Romanesque style between 1895 and 1902 on the plans of Frigyes Schulek, who was also in charge of the reconstruction of the Mathias Church. The Bastion takes its name from the guild of fishermen that was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/fishermens_bastion.en.html
SEESIGHTING - GRESHAM PALACE: An outstanding piece of Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture. Completed in 1907 on the plans of Zsigmond Quittner and the Vágó brothers, it served as the Budapest office of Gresham Insurance Brokers, London. The first floor used to accommodate the renowned Gresham Café, where the Gresham Circle, a group of Hungarian artists held their meetings. As of today, Gresham Palace houses the luxurious Four Seasons Gresham Palace Hotel. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/gresham_palace.en.html
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Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
5 Széchenyi István tér
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SEESIGHTING - GRESHAM PALACE: An outstanding piece of Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture. Completed in 1907 on the plans of Zsigmond Quittner and the Vágó brothers, it served as the Budapest office of Gresham Insurance Brokers, London. The first floor used to accommodate the renowned Gresham Café, where the Gresham Circle, a group of Hungarian artists held their meetings. As of today, Gresham Palace houses the luxurious Four Seasons Gresham Palace Hotel. http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/gresham_palace.en.html
SEESIGHTING - http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/heroes_square.en.html
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Hősök tere
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SEESIGHTING - http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/heroes_square.en.html
SEESIGHTING - The Szabadság Szobor or Statue of Liberty in Budapest, Hungary, was first erected in 1947 in remembrance of the Soviet liberation of Hungary from Nazi forces during World War II. Its location upon Gellért Hill makes it a prominent feature of Budapest's cityscape. The 14 metre tall bronze statue stands atop a 26 metre pedestal and holds a palm leaf http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/liberty_statue.en.html
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Liberty Statue
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SEESIGHTING - The Szabadság Szobor or Statue of Liberty in Budapest, Hungary, was first erected in 1947 in remembrance of the Soviet liberation of Hungary from Nazi forces during World War II. Its location upon Gellért Hill makes it a prominent feature of Budapest's cityscape. The 14 metre tall bronze statue stands atop a 26 metre pedestal and holds a palm leaf http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/liberty_statue.en.html
SEESIGHTING - The church is officially called The Church of Our Lady, and served as a coronation church from the 16th century on. Its vast ecclesiastical collection and treasury is open for visitors. During the centuries, the church underwent several major transformations, the first of which was the addendum of the Mary-gate (Mária-kapu), and in 1470, the 60-metre south side tower, with the King’s raven ensign, was erected. During the Turkish occupation, the church was turned into a mosque and its walls were whitewashed; in the 17th century, it was again rebuilt in Baroque style. Today's Mathias Church is the result of a major renovation between 1895 and 1903, by star architect of the age Frigyes Schulek: http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/culture/churches/mathias_church.en.html
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Matthias Church
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SEESIGHTING - The church is officially called The Church of Our Lady, and served as a coronation church from the 16th century on. Its vast ecclesiastical collection and treasury is open for visitors. During the centuries, the church underwent several major transformations, the first of which was the addendum of the Mary-gate (Mária-kapu), and in 1470, the 60-metre south side tower, with the King’s raven ensign, was erected. During the Turkish occupation, the church was turned into a mosque and its walls were whitewashed; in the 17th century, it was again rebuilt in Baroque style. Today's Mathias Church is the result of a major renovation between 1895 and 1903, by star architect of the age Frigyes Schulek: http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/culture/churches/mathias_church.en.html
SEESIGHTING - PARLAMENT: the landmark building of the Parliament building might be familiar even if you've never set foot in Budapest. This architectural masterpiece in Kossuth Square was designed by Imre Steindl in splendid neo-Gothic style. Today, it is the largest building in Hungary and the second largest parliament building in Europe. The idea of a new parliament building popped up after the unification of Óbuda, Buda and Pest in 1873; it finished and inaugurated in 1896, on the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Hungary: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/parliament http://www.parlament.hu/en/web/house-of-the-national-assembly
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Hungarian Parliament Building
1-3 Kossuth Lajos tér
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SEESIGHTING - PARLAMENT: the landmark building of the Parliament building might be familiar even if you've never set foot in Budapest. This architectural masterpiece in Kossuth Square was designed by Imre Steindl in splendid neo-Gothic style. Today, it is the largest building in Hungary and the second largest parliament building in Europe. The idea of a new parliament building popped up after the unification of Óbuda, Buda and Pest in 1873; it finished and inaugurated in 1896, on the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Hungary: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/parliament http://www.parlament.hu/en/web/house-of-the-national-assembly
SEESIGHTING - It is the largest church in Budapest, the 96-metre dome of which can be seen from virtually all parts of the city. The Basilica’s construction begun in 1851, before being taken over by Miklós Ybl, one of the leading architects of the time in 1867 and completed by József Kauser in 1905: http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/culture/churches/st_stephens_basilica.en.html http://en.bazilika.biz/
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Szent István Bazilika
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SEESIGHTING - It is the largest church in Budapest, the 96-metre dome of which can be seen from virtually all parts of the city. The Basilica’s construction begun in 1851, before being taken over by Miklós Ybl, one of the leading architects of the time in 1867 and completed by József Kauser in 1905: http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/culture/churches/st_stephens_basilica.en.html http://en.bazilika.biz/
SEESIGHTING - Budapest has always been a hub of Jewish culture, so it comes as no surprise that the second largest synagogue of the world is found here. The Dohány Street Synagogue (Dohány utcai Zsinagóga) was built in 1859 in Moorish Revival Style. It seats 3000. This complex is not only a place of worship, but also hosts the Hungarian Jewish Museum. It lies in Dohány street, right off the Small Boulevard, as an entrance to the Jewish district: http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/culture/churches/synagogue_in_dohany_street.en.html
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Dohány Street Synagogue
2 Dohány u.
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SEESIGHTING - Budapest has always been a hub of Jewish culture, so it comes as no surprise that the second largest synagogue of the world is found here. The Dohány Street Synagogue (Dohány utcai Zsinagóga) was built in 1859 in Moorish Revival Style. It seats 3000. This complex is not only a place of worship, but also hosts the Hungarian Jewish Museum. It lies in Dohány street, right off the Small Boulevard, as an entrance to the Jewish district: http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/culture/churches/synagogue_in_dohany_street.en.html
SEESIGHTING - SHOES ON THE DANUBE EMBANKMENT: This world-famous composition, which comprises 60 pairs of metal shoes set in concrete on the Danube embankment, was set up in the year 2005. It commemorates the Hungarian Jewish victims of the killings committed by the Arrow Cross militiamen, the pro-German, anti-Semitic, national socialist party members of Hungary in 1944-1945. The killings usually took place en masse - the victims were lined up at the embankment, and shot into the Danube, execution-style http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/shoes_on_the_danube_embankment.en.html
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Shoes on the Danube Bank
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SEESIGHTING - SHOES ON THE DANUBE EMBANKMENT: This world-famous composition, which comprises 60 pairs of metal shoes set in concrete on the Danube embankment, was set up in the year 2005. It commemorates the Hungarian Jewish victims of the killings committed by the Arrow Cross militiamen, the pro-German, anti-Semitic, national socialist party members of Hungary in 1944-1945. The killings usually took place en masse - the victims were lined up at the embankment, and shot into the Danube, execution-style http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/shoes_on_the_danube_embankment.en.html
SEESIGHTING - Thanks to its height of 526 meters, the top of János Hill (János-hegy) is the highest point of Budapest. It is a popular destination among hikers, mountain bikers, runners, Nordic walkers, and families. On top of János Hill stands the Erzsébet Lookout Tower, built in 1910, whence you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/janos.hill.elizabeth.lookout.tower
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Erzsébet kilátó Way
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SEESIGHTING - Thanks to its height of 526 meters, the top of János Hill (János-hegy) is the highest point of Budapest. It is a popular destination among hikers, mountain bikers, runners, Nordic walkers, and families. On top of János Hill stands the Erzsébet Lookout Tower, built in 1910, whence you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/janos.hill.elizabeth.lookout.tower
SEESIGHTING - Szentendre is only about an hour from central Budapest and makes the perfect day trip. Walk through its cobble-stoned streets, peruse the galleries and shops, eat Hungary’s famous fried dough at one of the many lángos stands and climb to one of the look-out points for a view of the town and Danube. For most of the year - but especially during summer - Szentendre is a very popular tourist destination. To take a break from the tourists, take a stroll along the bank of the Danube and see this mighty river from up-close. The nearby “Skanzen,” an open-air museum, presents the Hungarian way of life from the late 18th to early 19th century. It introduces traditional architecture, interior decoration, farming, dress and culture. Many original objects make up this museum and houses have even been arranged in old settlement patterns to give an authentic experience of typical village life: http://iranyszentendre.hu/en/
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Szentendre
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SEESIGHTING - Szentendre is only about an hour from central Budapest and makes the perfect day trip. Walk through its cobble-stoned streets, peruse the galleries and shops, eat Hungary’s famous fried dough at one of the many lángos stands and climb to one of the look-out points for a view of the town and Danube. For most of the year - but especially during summer - Szentendre is a very popular tourist destination. To take a break from the tourists, take a stroll along the bank of the Danube and see this mighty river from up-close. The nearby “Skanzen,” an open-air museum, presents the Hungarian way of life from the late 18th to early 19th century. It introduces traditional architecture, interior decoration, farming, dress and culture. Many original objects make up this museum and houses have even been arranged in old settlement patterns to give an authentic experience of typical village life: http://iranyszentendre.hu/en/
SEESIGHTING - Visegrád has important historical significance, since it was the royal residence in the 14th century. Guests are able to see the former royal palace and the castle where the Visegrád Assemble of 1335 was held. The Danube Bend panorama is definitely the best from here, it will amaze everybody from young to old http://www.visegrad.hu/en WITH BOAT: http://www.mahartpassnave.hu/en/timetable/danube-bend-hydrofoil-lines/budapest-visegrad-esztergom/
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Visegrád
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SEESIGHTING - Visegrád has important historical significance, since it was the royal residence in the 14th century. Guests are able to see the former royal palace and the castle where the Visegrád Assemble of 1335 was held. The Danube Bend panorama is definitely the best from here, it will amaze everybody from young to old http://www.visegrad.hu/en WITH BOAT: http://www.mahartpassnave.hu/en/timetable/danube-bend-hydrofoil-lines/budapest-visegrad-esztergom/
SEESIGHTING - The gigantic building that dominates the narrow Kazinczy Street was completed between 1912 and 1913, based on the plans of Sándor Löffler and Béla Löffler. The interior is decorated with decorative stonework that supports glass windows painted by Miksa Róth. The Torah reading platform stands in the middle of the space. At the end of the 19th century, the Jewish community of Pest broke into three branches – Neolog, status quo ante and Orthodox. The Kazinczy Street Synagogue was built for the latter - the most tradition-bound, strict Jewish community. The community building complex includes the synagogue, a house of worship, headquarters, a kindergarten, a Talmud school, a butcher and bath (mikveh). The latter was renovated in 2004, under the guidance of a Hasidic plumber from New York, who worked here from Sundays to Thursdays, then got on a plane and went home to spend the Sabbath with his family. The water of the well that supplies the bath’s was purified with 1000 liters of red wine. The smaller, modern house of worship next to the synagogue was built by the plans of religious community engineer Sándor Bokor: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/kazinczy.street.synagogue
Kazinczy Street Synagogue
SEESIGHTING - The gigantic building that dominates the narrow Kazinczy Street was completed between 1912 and 1913, based on the plans of Sándor Löffler and Béla Löffler. The interior is decorated with decorative stonework that supports glass windows painted by Miksa Róth. The Torah reading platform stands in the middle of the space. At the end of the 19th century, the Jewish community of Pest broke into three branches – Neolog, status quo ante and Orthodox. The Kazinczy Street Synagogue was built for the latter - the most tradition-bound, strict Jewish community. The community building complex includes the synagogue, a house of worship, headquarters, a kindergarten, a Talmud school, a butcher and bath (mikveh). The latter was renovated in 2004, under the guidance of a Hasidic plumber from New York, who worked here from Sundays to Thursdays, then got on a plane and went home to spend the Sabbath with his family. The water of the well that supplies the bath’s was purified with 1000 liters of red wine. The smaller, modern house of worship next to the synagogue was built by the plans of religious community engineer Sándor Bokor: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/kazinczy.street.synagogue
SEESIGHTING - The synagogue in Rumbach Sebestyén Street, built for the status quo ante community, is one of the most interesting buildings of Erzsébetváros. The building with Romantic and Moorish features was completed between 1869 and 1872, based on the plans of Viennese architect Otto Wagner. Interestingly, Mór Kallina might have contributed to the design work – he is mostly known as the designer of the Budai Vigadó and the recently renovated Honvéd High Command. Two minaret-like, domed towers rise over the symmetrical façade. The center of the façade, is decorated with double-framed windows and the two stone tablets of Moses. The greyish yellow plastering is decorated by strips made from red bricks and blue enamel bricks. The octagonal interior is topped by a high and ornate dome, with eight slender iron columns and Moorish-like Alhambra column caps. On the walls, we can find gold, blue and red colored embossments. The building was ruined in World War II and has not been used for religious purposes since 1959: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/rumbach.sebestyen.street.synagogue
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Rumbach Street Synagogue
11-13 Rumbach Sebestyén u.
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SEESIGHTING - The synagogue in Rumbach Sebestyén Street, built for the status quo ante community, is one of the most interesting buildings of Erzsébetváros. The building with Romantic and Moorish features was completed between 1869 and 1872, based on the plans of Viennese architect Otto Wagner. Interestingly, Mór Kallina might have contributed to the design work – he is mostly known as the designer of the Budai Vigadó and the recently renovated Honvéd High Command. Two minaret-like, domed towers rise over the symmetrical façade. The center of the façade, is decorated with double-framed windows and the two stone tablets of Moses. The greyish yellow plastering is decorated by strips made from red bricks and blue enamel bricks. The octagonal interior is topped by a high and ornate dome, with eight slender iron columns and Moorish-like Alhambra column caps. On the walls, we can find gold, blue and red colored embossments. The building was ruined in World War II and has not been used for religious purposes since 1959: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/rumbach.sebestyen.street.synagogue
SEESIGHTING - Holocaust memorial center: The Páva Synagogue and the adjoining new wing designed by the Ybl-prize winner István Mányi houses the Holocaust Memorial Center since 2004. The institution was awarded Nivó Prize of Architecture for restoration and rehabilitation of a historic monument in 2005. The building complex is a mix of classical and modern architecture. The building’s asymmetrical outline, the dislocated walls, and the descending stairs in the exhibition halls, all symbolize the distorted and twisted time of the Holocaust. From the inner courtyard, a flight of descending stairs underneath a leaning glass structure leads to the exhibition halls. The lecture hall, the rooms for group activities, the archive, and the library are on the ground floor, while the first floor houses the offices. The building is fully accessible to disabled visitors http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/culture/museums/holocaust_memorial_centre.en.html
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Holocaust Memorial Center
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SEESIGHTING - Holocaust memorial center: The Páva Synagogue and the adjoining new wing designed by the Ybl-prize winner István Mányi houses the Holocaust Memorial Center since 2004. The institution was awarded Nivó Prize of Architecture for restoration and rehabilitation of a historic monument in 2005. The building complex is a mix of classical and modern architecture. The building’s asymmetrical outline, the dislocated walls, and the descending stairs in the exhibition halls, all symbolize the distorted and twisted time of the Holocaust. From the inner courtyard, a flight of descending stairs underneath a leaning glass structure leads to the exhibition halls. The lecture hall, the rooms for group activities, the archive, and the library are on the ground floor, while the first floor houses the offices. The building is fully accessible to disabled visitors http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/culture/museums/holocaust_memorial_centre.en.html
SEESIGHTING - CAVE CHURCH: Neighbouring Gellért Bath, hiding in one of the hollows of Gellért Hill is the Cave Church. It was built in 1931 as a sacred place for the Order of Saint Paul, here they keep the order's most important relic - the cannon-bone of Saint Paul. At first they held sermons in the open air, on the rock terrace, and so this is where the name "Cave Church" comes from.: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/cave.church
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Gellért Hill Cave
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SEESIGHTING - CAVE CHURCH: Neighbouring Gellért Bath, hiding in one of the hollows of Gellért Hill is the Cave Church. It was built in 1931 as a sacred place for the Order of Saint Paul, here they keep the order's most important relic - the cannon-bone of Saint Paul. At first they held sermons in the open air, on the rock terrace, and so this is where the name "Cave Church" comes from.: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/cave.church
SEESIGHTING - If you're looking for a perfect destination for a date close to Margaret Bridge, consider Gül Baba's türbe and the Rózsakert (Rose Garden), which is considered one of the best parks of Budapest. Spending some time in park is not only recommended to couples. but to all, who wish to escape the noise of the city for a bit: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/gul.baba.s.turbe
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Gül Baba and Rosegarden
14 Mecset u.
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SEESIGHTING - If you're looking for a perfect destination for a date close to Margaret Bridge, consider Gül Baba's türbe and the Rózsakert (Rose Garden), which is considered one of the best parks of Budapest. Spending some time in park is not only recommended to couples. but to all, who wish to escape the noise of the city for a bit: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/gul.baba.s.turbe
SEESIGHTING - The Castle Garden Bazaar is Budapest’s unique jewelry box where art and nature complement each other. It is a distinctive work of architecture capable of offering an experience of history, culture and nature all the same time: http://www.varkertbazar.hu/en/hirek/the-castle-garden-bazaar
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Várkert Bazár
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SEESIGHTING - The Castle Garden Bazaar is Budapest’s unique jewelry box where art and nature complement each other. It is a distinctive work of architecture capable of offering an experience of history, culture and nature all the same time: http://www.varkertbazar.hu/en/hirek/the-castle-garden-bazaar
SEESIGHTING - The Sándor Palace (Sándor-palota) was built in 1803 in neo classical style by the well known architect, Mihály Pollack. It is home and office to the President of the Republic of Hungary thus it could not be situated elsewhere but in the elegant and historical Castle District. It is also a tourist attraction, especially during the change of guards. The Palace occasionally opens its gates for visitors to introduce the history of the building and Hungarian Presidents. During the Second World War, it was seriously damaged but after the fall of communism, it was restored to its original state: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/sandor.palace
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Sándor Palace
2 Szent György tér
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SEESIGHTING - The Sándor Palace (Sándor-palota) was built in 1803 in neo classical style by the well known architect, Mihály Pollack. It is home and office to the President of the Republic of Hungary thus it could not be situated elsewhere but in the elegant and historical Castle District. It is also a tourist attraction, especially during the change of guards. The Palace occasionally opens its gates for visitors to introduce the history of the building and Hungarian Presidents. During the Second World War, it was seriously damaged but after the fall of communism, it was restored to its original state: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/sandor.palace
SEESIGHTING - The Church of Mary Magdalene (Mária Magdolna-templom) in the Castle District of Buda was built in the 13th century and its unfortunate fate is telling of Hungarian history. During the Ottoman Occupation of Hungary, it was the only functioning Christian church in the country, until its transformation to a mosque in the 16th century. Its original function was later restored and it served as the coronation venue for Franz I of Hungary. It suffered severe damage throughout the World Wars, and it was almost completely destroyed during the Communist Era - with the exception of its Gothic belfry and some minor sections. Today, its ruins serve as a memento of the unpardonable cultural destruction of Communist times: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/church.of.mary.magdalene
Church of Saint Mary Magdalene
6 Kapisztrán tér
SEESIGHTING - The Church of Mary Magdalene (Mária Magdolna-templom) in the Castle District of Buda was built in the 13th century and its unfortunate fate is telling of Hungarian history. During the Ottoman Occupation of Hungary, it was the only functioning Christian church in the country, until its transformation to a mosque in the 16th century. Its original function was later restored and it served as the coronation venue for Franz I of Hungary. It suffered severe damage throughout the World Wars, and it was almost completely destroyed during the Communist Era - with the exception of its Gothic belfry and some minor sections. Today, its ruins serve as a memento of the unpardonable cultural destruction of Communist times: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/church.of.mary.magdalene
SEESIGHTING - from there the view to the Parliament!
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Batthyány tér
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SEESIGHTING - from there the view to the Parliament!
SEESIGHTING - Hungarian Academy of Sciences: The Hungarian Academy of Sciences at Széchenyi Square, near the Pest end of the Chain Bridge is the workplace of the greatest brains of the country since 1825, from balneologists and heraldic experts to psycholinguistic specialists. The founder István Széchenyi, “the greatest Hungarian”, gave the institute, formerly known as the Hungarian Scholarly Society, two things: one of his total annual income and the task of dissemination of scientific findings. Therefore it is no coincidence that the Academy uses a painting of Mrs. Széchenyi as its logo, along with an eternal slogan: “Borúra derű!” The building itself was finished only after the death of the founder nobleman, in 1865, but it is still one of the most beautiful works of architect Miklós Ybl, next to the Opera House and the Buda Castle. Currently, there are nearly three hundred full members of the Academy, but including the correspondents, external and honorary members, as well as its doctors, almost ten thousand people are connected to the center of Hungarian scientific life in some way. The Library of MTA, founded in 1826, is one of the largest scientific libraries of the country. Its collection of modern books and periodicals with special collection – Manuscript Collection and Rare Books Collection – adds up to more than 2 million library units. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/hungarian.academy.of.sciences.1
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Hungarian Academy of Sciences
9 Széchenyi István tér
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SEESIGHTING - Hungarian Academy of Sciences: The Hungarian Academy of Sciences at Széchenyi Square, near the Pest end of the Chain Bridge is the workplace of the greatest brains of the country since 1825, from balneologists and heraldic experts to psycholinguistic specialists. The founder István Széchenyi, “the greatest Hungarian”, gave the institute, formerly known as the Hungarian Scholarly Society, two things: one of his total annual income and the task of dissemination of scientific findings. Therefore it is no coincidence that the Academy uses a painting of Mrs. Széchenyi as its logo, along with an eternal slogan: “Borúra derű!” The building itself was finished only after the death of the founder nobleman, in 1865, but it is still one of the most beautiful works of architect Miklós Ybl, next to the Opera House and the Buda Castle. Currently, there are nearly three hundred full members of the Academy, but including the correspondents, external and honorary members, as well as its doctors, almost ten thousand people are connected to the center of Hungarian scientific life in some way. The Library of MTA, founded in 1826, is one of the largest scientific libraries of the country. Its collection of modern books and periodicals with special collection – Manuscript Collection and Rare Books Collection – adds up to more than 2 million library units. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/hungarian.academy.of.sciences.1
SEESIGHTING - The Danube Promenade: YOU CAN SEE FROM THERE THE BUDA CASTLE, BRIDGES, CITADEL (we recommend it in the evening). The Pest-side pedestrian zone between the Chain Bridge and the Elizabeth Bridge is called Danube Promenade (Duna-korzó). The promenade is a popular spot among locals and tourists both. It is fringed with 5-star hotels (InterContinental, Marriott, Sofitel), restaurants, cafés, bars and casinos. Some say it has the best panorama of Buda with clear and gorgeous view of the Buda Castle, the Citadel, Gellért Hill and some of the bridges of Budapest - so just go on a stroll or sit down for a drink here and soak it all in. It is a great spot for enjoying the annual fireworks of 20 August. The Promenade is lined with arts masterpieces, like the "Kiskirálylány" (Princess) sitting on the railing, the building of the Vigadó and the statue of the statesman István Széchenyi by the MTA. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/the.danube.promenade
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Duna korzó
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SEESIGHTING - The Danube Promenade: YOU CAN SEE FROM THERE THE BUDA CASTLE, BRIDGES, CITADEL (we recommend it in the evening). The Pest-side pedestrian zone between the Chain Bridge and the Elizabeth Bridge is called Danube Promenade (Duna-korzó). The promenade is a popular spot among locals and tourists both. It is fringed with 5-star hotels (InterContinental, Marriott, Sofitel), restaurants, cafés, bars and casinos. Some say it has the best panorama of Buda with clear and gorgeous view of the Buda Castle, the Citadel, Gellért Hill and some of the bridges of Budapest - so just go on a stroll or sit down for a drink here and soak it all in. It is a great spot for enjoying the annual fireworks of 20 August. The Promenade is lined with arts masterpieces, like the "Kiskirálylány" (Princess) sitting on the railing, the building of the Vigadó and the statue of the statesman István Széchenyi by the MTA. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/the.danube.promenade
Sometimes referred to as Budapest's Eiffel Tower, Bálna (“Whale”) is a marvelous and monumental attraction on the bank of the Danube, near the Great Market Hall. Currently, the building houses various shops; the greatest bang of Bálna is perhaps the Budapest Gallery, which is one of the largest non-profit galleries of Budapest with 760 square meters of exhibition space. It focuses primarily on contemporary art, but there are also exhibitions representing the classic avant-garde, and the art of the ‘40s and 60’s. In addition, the market dealing with bio products and antique artifacts in the belly of Bálna is worth mentioning as well, as well as the craft pub and Bálna Art Shop, all found on the same floor. The terrace is a must during the summer. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/balna.budapest http://www.balnabudapest.hu/?lang=en
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Bálna Budapest
11-12 Fővám tér
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Sometimes referred to as Budapest's Eiffel Tower, Bálna (“Whale”) is a marvelous and monumental attraction on the bank of the Danube, near the Great Market Hall. Currently, the building houses various shops; the greatest bang of Bálna is perhaps the Budapest Gallery, which is one of the largest non-profit galleries of Budapest with 760 square meters of exhibition space. It focuses primarily on contemporary art, but there are also exhibitions representing the classic avant-garde, and the art of the ‘40s and 60’s. In addition, the market dealing with bio products and antique artifacts in the belly of Bálna is worth mentioning as well, as well as the craft pub and Bálna Art Shop, all found on the same floor. The terrace is a must during the summer. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/balna.budapest http://www.balnabudapest.hu/?lang=en
Vigadó, built by the plans of Frigyes Feszl, was handed over in 1865. Within a short time, the most famous composers performed in the beautiful, multi-purpose building, including Liszt, Wagner, Brahms, Debussy, Dohnányi, and Bartók. It was seriously damaged in the Second World War and only re-opened in 1980, and in 2004, a reconstruction began with the goal of restoring the building to its original state. As a result, Vigadó – located next to the Danube Promenade – became one of the must-see attractions of Budapest again, providing a venue for exhibitions, concerts, theatrical events and films. The VI. floor Panorama terrace – which provides a truly unique view of the Buda Castle and the Citadel – is a must-see. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/pesti.vigado
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Vigadó Concert Hall
2 Vigadó tér
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Vigadó, built by the plans of Frigyes Feszl, was handed over in 1865. Within a short time, the most famous composers performed in the beautiful, multi-purpose building, including Liszt, Wagner, Brahms, Debussy, Dohnányi, and Bartók. It was seriously damaged in the Second World War and only re-opened in 1980, and in 2004, a reconstruction began with the goal of restoring the building to its original state. As a result, Vigadó – located next to the Danube Promenade – became one of the must-see attractions of Budapest again, providing a venue for exhibitions, concerts, theatrical events and films. The VI. floor Panorama terrace – which provides a truly unique view of the Buda Castle and the Citadel – is a must-see. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/pesti.vigado
Vörösmarty Square is the most elegant pedestrian zone in Budapest. It lies at the northern end of Váci Street and above the western end of the Millennium Underground (Metro line 1). Its architecture is quite varied. On the north side of the square stands the eclectic Gerbeaud House, home to the world-famous Hungarian confectionery. On the east side, a grandiose Art-Nouveau building stands, facing a masterpiece of modern architecture, a glass bubble with luxury apartments and stores. In the south corner of the square stands Váci1, the former Budapest Stock Exchange building transformed into a high-end department store, where you'll find the Hard Rock Café Budapest and the Szamos Gourmet Ház.From the middle of the square, the statue of the famous Hungarian poet, Mihály Vörösmarty surveys its surroundings. Similarly to Váci Street, he square today is used mostly for commercial functions. In December every year, you can find the Budapest Christmas Fair here with the delicious specialities of the winter season and artisanal goods. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/vorosmarty.ter
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Vörösmarty tér
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Vörösmarty Square is the most elegant pedestrian zone in Budapest. It lies at the northern end of Váci Street and above the western end of the Millennium Underground (Metro line 1). Its architecture is quite varied. On the north side of the square stands the eclectic Gerbeaud House, home to the world-famous Hungarian confectionery. On the east side, a grandiose Art-Nouveau building stands, facing a masterpiece of modern architecture, a glass bubble with luxury apartments and stores. In the south corner of the square stands Váci1, the former Budapest Stock Exchange building transformed into a high-end department store, where you'll find the Hard Rock Café Budapest and the Szamos Gourmet Ház.From the middle of the square, the statue of the famous Hungarian poet, Mihály Vörösmarty surveys its surroundings. Similarly to Váci Street, he square today is used mostly for commercial functions. In December every year, you can find the Budapest Christmas Fair here with the delicious specialities of the winter season and artisanal goods. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/vorosmarty.ter
Food Scene
RESTAURANT and COFFEE HOUSE - $ - nice terrace in summertime!! http://www.fecskepresszo.com/
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Fecske Presszo
10 Baross u.
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RESTAURANT and COFFEE HOUSE - $ - nice terrace in summertime!! http://www.fecskepresszo.com/
RESTAURANT - $$ - http://www.kolevesvendeglo.hu/en
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Kőleves Vendéglő
41 Kazinczy u.
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RESTAURANT - $$ - http://www.kolevesvendeglo.hu/en
RESTAURANT (JEWISH) - $$ - http://mazeltov.hu/en
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Mazel Tov
47 Akácfa u.
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RESTAURANT (JEWISH) - $$ - http://mazeltov.hu/en
RESTAURANT (HUNGARIAN) - $ - WE RECOMMEND IT!! http://lugas-etterem.com/
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Belvárosi Lugas Vendéglő
15/A Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út
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RESTAURANT (HUNGARIAN) - $ - WE RECOMMEND IT!! http://lugas-etterem.com/
The Raday street is fool with restaurants: http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/things_to_do/raday_utca_-_the_quartier_latin_of_budapest.en.html
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Ráday Street
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The Raday street is fool with restaurants: http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/things_to_do/raday_utca_-_the_quartier_latin_of_budapest.en.html
STREET FOOD and FAST FOOD - $ - street and fast food in our area (next to the Szimpla kert): http://www.streetfoodkaravan.hu/contact-eng/
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Street Food Karavan Budapest
18 Kazinczy u.
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STREET FOOD and FAST FOOD - $ - street and fast food in our area (next to the Szimpla kert): http://www.streetfoodkaravan.hu/contact-eng/
VEGAN and VEGETARIAN FOOD - $ - http://vegacity.hu/?page_id=10
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Vega City
23 Múzeum krt.
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VEGAN and VEGETARIAN FOOD - $ - http://vegacity.hu/?page_id=10
RESTAURANT - $$$ - Beside the Chain Bridge just in front of the Buda Castle you can find on the Danube a specially designed, 75 meter long boat restaurant, called Spoon which open the whole year. In winter we welcome our visitors in 3 different restaurants and, in addition, in summer two great, wonderful terraces are available as well: http://www.spoonrestaurants.hu/#!home/zhgbz
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Spoon
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RESTAURANT - $$$ - Beside the Chain Bridge just in front of the Buda Castle you can find on the Danube a specially designed, 75 meter long boat restaurant, called Spoon which open the whole year. In winter we welcome our visitors in 3 different restaurants and, in addition, in summer two great, wonderful terraces are available as well: http://www.spoonrestaurants.hu/#!home/zhgbz
STREET FOOD and FAST FOOD - $ - Constantly crowded with regular customers from Budapest and around the world, this hotspot on Kazinczy Street is renowned for creatively conceived soups and great paninis. Operating as a highly disciplined team (despite the eatery’s playful motifs of a plastic pig, Darth Vader, and random stuffed animals), the crew proudly presents drinkable delicacies like rustic Tuscan tomato soup with grated cheese, coconut-chili pumpkin soup, and cream of mushroom soup with dill, pasta, chicken, and cheese http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/street.food.1/bors.gastrobar
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Bors Gastro Bar
10 Kazinczy u.
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STREET FOOD and FAST FOOD - $ - Constantly crowded with regular customers from Budapest and around the world, this hotspot on Kazinczy Street is renowned for creatively conceived soups and great paninis. Operating as a highly disciplined team (despite the eatery’s playful motifs of a plastic pig, Darth Vader, and random stuffed animals), the crew proudly presents drinkable delicacies like rustic Tuscan tomato soup with grated cheese, coconut-chili pumpkin soup, and cream of mushroom soup with dill, pasta, chicken, and cheese http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/street.food.1/bors.gastrobar
RESTAURANT - $ - Vakvarjú (translates to blind crow) is one of the folk names for kenyérlángos in Hungary, after which the restaurant was named. This nostalgic, old Hungarian name was chosen as kenyérlángos is one of the specialities of Vakvarjú's kitchen, which serves other delicacies of traditional Hungarian cuisine as well. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/vakvarju http://pest.vakvarju.com/en
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VakVarjú Restaurant
7 Paulay Ede u.
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RESTAURANT - $ - Vakvarjú (translates to blind crow) is one of the folk names for kenyérlángos in Hungary, after which the restaurant was named. This nostalgic, old Hungarian name was chosen as kenyérlángos is one of the specialities of Vakvarjú's kitchen, which serves other delicacies of traditional Hungarian cuisine as well. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/vakvarju http://pest.vakvarju.com/en
FAST FOOD - $ - good prices for good dishes http://hummusbar.hu/#restaurant
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Hummus bar
14 Wesselényi u.
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FAST FOOD - $ - good prices for good dishes http://hummusbar.hu/#restaurant
COFFEE HOUSE - $$$ - "the world's best coffee house" http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/breakfast.at.new.york.cafe
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New York Palace Café
9-11 Erzsébet krt.
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COFFEE HOUSE - $$$ - "the world's best coffee house" http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/breakfast.at.new.york.cafe
RESTAURANT - (ALL YOU CAN EAT FOR 20 €) - $$ - Our favorite place!! Good quality, high level, good prices http://kiraly.trofeagrill.eu/en
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Trófea Grill
30-32 Király u.
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RESTAURANT - (ALL YOU CAN EAT FOR 20 €) - $$ - Our favorite place!! Good quality, high level, good prices http://kiraly.trofeagrill.eu/en
RESTAURANT - $ - If you want to visit a very popular restaurant in Budapest, especially in the period between September and May, Sir Lancelot is a place to consider. It is a medieval restaurant with live sword fights, belly dancing, live medieval background music and food served on large plates. The restaurant is specialized on this concept, and from the first footstep you make inside the restaurant you will experience that. It is located near Nyugati tér where you for can find the Western Railway station (Nyugati Pályaudvar) and Westend Citycenter. http://www.hungarybudapestguide.com/restaurants/international-restaurants/sir-lancelot/ http://www.sirlancelot.hu/?lang=en
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Sir Lancelot
14 Podmaniczky u.
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RESTAURANT - $ - If you want to visit a very popular restaurant in Budapest, especially in the period between September and May, Sir Lancelot is a place to consider. It is a medieval restaurant with live sword fights, belly dancing, live medieval background music and food served on large plates. The restaurant is specialized on this concept, and from the first footstep you make inside the restaurant you will experience that. It is located near Nyugati tér where you for can find the Western Railway station (Nyugati Pályaudvar) and Westend Citycenter. http://www.hungarybudapestguide.com/restaurants/international-restaurants/sir-lancelot/ http://www.sirlancelot.hu/?lang=en
MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANT - $$ - The in-demand restaurant Onyx is found in the beautiful Gerbeaud House at Vörösmarty Square sharing the same roof as the world-famous Gerbeaud confectionery. The furniture is ultra-elegant while the kitchen is stunningly ambitious. Onyx has a secure spot among the elite, fine dining restaurants of Budapest with its re-interpreted, extravagantly executed Hungarian dishes. Since 2011, when it first joined Costes as a Michelin Starred restaurant, it has made the cut of this most prestigious guide book award. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/the.4.michelin.starred.restaurants.in.budapest
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Onyx
7 Vörösmarty tér
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MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANT - $$ - The in-demand restaurant Onyx is found in the beautiful Gerbeaud House at Vörösmarty Square sharing the same roof as the world-famous Gerbeaud confectionery. The furniture is ultra-elegant while the kitchen is stunningly ambitious. Onyx has a secure spot among the elite, fine dining restaurants of Budapest with its re-interpreted, extravagantly executed Hungarian dishes. Since 2011, when it first joined Costes as a Michelin Starred restaurant, it has made the cut of this most prestigious guide book award. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/the.4.michelin.starred.restaurants.in.budapest
MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANT - $$$ - Borkonyha is located near St Stephen's Basilica. This restaurant/wine bar blends a simple French bistro, a Hungarian family restaurant, and a wine shop and bar. Its selection contains 200 types of mostly Hungarian wines from wineries small and large. The kitchen works with the freshest ingredients which can be procured each day and each season, which ensures variety. Chef Ákos Sárközi likes to draw inspiration from Transylvanian cuisine, but he also likes to incorporate Spanish, French and Italian influences. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/the.4.michelin.starred.restaurants.in.budapest
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Borkonyha Winekitchen Restaurant
3 Sas u.
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MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANT - $$$ - Borkonyha is located near St Stephen's Basilica. This restaurant/wine bar blends a simple French bistro, a Hungarian family restaurant, and a wine shop and bar. Its selection contains 200 types of mostly Hungarian wines from wineries small and large. The kitchen works with the freshest ingredients which can be procured each day and each season, which ensures variety. Chef Ákos Sárközi likes to draw inspiration from Transylvanian cuisine, but he also likes to incorporate Spanish, French and Italian influences. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/the.4.michelin.starred.restaurants.in.budapest
MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANT - $$$ - The sister restaurant to Budapest's Costes eatery – the first in Hungary to earn a Michelin star – is the in-house dining destination of the premier Prestige Hotel Budapest in the center of downtown Pest, close to the Chain Bridge and the Basilica. Costes Downtown followed in the footsteps of its sister: in 2016 it was also rewarded with a Michelin star. Here Portuguese chef Miguel Vieira is increasing his focus on utilizing seasonal local ingredients to create artistically presented gourmet delicacies seven days a week, amid a sleek ambience reminiscent of the original restaurant but with a warmer appearance established by walls of natural wood and an incredible network of live plants on the wall, ceiling, and tables. Extraordinary Hungarian wines can accompany every dish. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/costes.downtown
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Costes Downtown
5 Vigyázó Ferenc u.
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MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANT - $$$ - The sister restaurant to Budapest's Costes eatery – the first in Hungary to earn a Michelin star – is the in-house dining destination of the premier Prestige Hotel Budapest in the center of downtown Pest, close to the Chain Bridge and the Basilica. Costes Downtown followed in the footsteps of its sister: in 2016 it was also rewarded with a Michelin star. Here Portuguese chef Miguel Vieira is increasing his focus on utilizing seasonal local ingredients to create artistically presented gourmet delicacies seven days a week, amid a sleek ambience reminiscent of the original restaurant but with a warmer appearance established by walls of natural wood and an incredible network of live plants on the wall, ceiling, and tables. Extraordinary Hungarian wines can accompany every dish. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/costes.downtown
RESTAURANT (JEWISH) - $$ - Macesz Bistro is an Eastern European bistro in the Old Jewish district of Budapest. It offers the hidden and well known treasures of the Hungarian and Jewish cuisines, with traditional and reimagined courses for their guests. The continuously updated menu is ensured by chef Ákos Tasnádi, beyond the á la carte assortment the daily offer’s seasonal specialties diversify the selection. http://maceszbistro.hu/en/
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Macesz Bistro
26 Dob u.
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RESTAURANT (JEWISH) - $$ - Macesz Bistro is an Eastern European bistro in the Old Jewish district of Budapest. It offers the hidden and well known treasures of the Hungarian and Jewish cuisines, with traditional and reimagined courses for their guests. The continuously updated menu is ensured by chef Ákos Tasnádi, beyond the á la carte assortment the daily offer’s seasonal specialties diversify the selection. http://maceszbistro.hu/en/
BREAKFAST - $ - http://www.atable.hu/#page=home
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à Table
9 Wesselényi u.
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BREAKFAST - $ - http://www.atable.hu/#page=home
RESTAURANT and CAFE - $$ - Founded in 1887, Centrál Café is among the oldest restaurants and cafés in Budapest. It represents tradition and history, but it is also open to novelties. Its beautiful antique interior, the paintings, decoration, lights, and elaborate wooden surfaces all combine to make it one of a kind. The kitchen focuses mostly on Hungarian cuisine and also serves excellent desserts and fine coffee. You'll find Centrál in the heart of the city, close to the Elizabeth Bridge and the pedestrian shopping streets that take you back to 19th-century Budapest.
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Central Cafe and Restaurant 1887
9 Károlyi utca
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RESTAURANT and CAFE - $$ - Founded in 1887, Centrál Café is among the oldest restaurants and cafés in Budapest. It represents tradition and history, but it is also open to novelties. Its beautiful antique interior, the paintings, decoration, lights, and elaborate wooden surfaces all combine to make it one of a kind. The kitchen focuses mostly on Hungarian cuisine and also serves excellent desserts and fine coffee. You'll find Centrál in the heart of the city, close to the Elizabeth Bridge and the pedestrian shopping streets that take you back to 19th-century Budapest.
RESTAURANT - $$ - By providing guests with over 20 years of live concerts, remarkable dishes and a vast selection of drinks, FatMo’s has become somewhat of a legend. „If your blood is boiling..” don’t forget! Here you can leave behind your daily worries and just relax and enjoy yourself. You are guaranteed a good time! A unique restaurant, pub, café, and club… Created in the style of the American Phohibition and Gangster era of the 1920’s our place is worth visiting for a drink any time of the day. If you are hungry our kitchen is ready to enchant you as well. http://fatmo.hu/about-us/?lang=en
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Fat Mo's Music Pub Restaurant
11 Nyáry Pál u.
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RESTAURANT - $$ - By providing guests with over 20 years of live concerts, remarkable dishes and a vast selection of drinks, FatMo’s has become somewhat of a legend. „If your blood is boiling..” don’t forget! Here you can leave behind your daily worries and just relax and enjoy yourself. You are guaranteed a good time! A unique restaurant, pub, café, and club… Created in the style of the American Phohibition and Gangster era of the 1920’s our place is worth visiting for a drink any time of the day. If you are hungry our kitchen is ready to enchant you as well. http://fatmo.hu/about-us/?lang=en
RESTAURANT (HUNGARIAN) - $$ - serves old-fashioned Hungarian delicacies fuss-free: Similarly to goulash, pörkölt is one of Hungary’s better-known national dishes – a type of stew made with boneless meat, paprika, and vegetables. This dish has numerous variations from different regions, and can be made with any kind of meat: beef, lamb, chicken, pork, or even game. The stew is usually rather heavy, served with side dishes such as pasta or nokedli dumplings, and pickles to give the dish a sour touch. However, even though pörkölt is a common dish, most Hungarian restaurants in Budapest don’t seem to pay as much attention to it as goulash – until now.
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Gettó Gulyás
18 Wesselényi u.
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RESTAURANT (HUNGARIAN) - $$ - serves old-fashioned Hungarian delicacies fuss-free: Similarly to goulash, pörkölt is one of Hungary’s better-known national dishes – a type of stew made with boneless meat, paprika, and vegetables. This dish has numerous variations from different regions, and can be made with any kind of meat: beef, lamb, chicken, pork, or even game. The stew is usually rather heavy, served with side dishes such as pasta or nokedli dumplings, and pickles to give the dish a sour touch. However, even though pörkölt is a common dish, most Hungarian restaurants in Budapest don’t seem to pay as much attention to it as goulash – until now.
RESTAURANT - $$ - Múzeum Café and Restaurant belongs to the best tradicional Hungarian restaurants and is operating in Pest's historical downtown since 1885. Predecessor of the Restaurant was well know as Schódli Café the names of our prominent clientele are entered in the guest book - includeing Members of Parliament, writers, and actors registered itself in history of budapester cafe. Because its past and tradition represents durable values in the Hungarian gastronomy and Hungarian taste it is arranged with the newest technology. The menu offers gently modernized masterpieces from the Hungarian - and international cuisines, with exerienced selection of the national wines - and brandies. http://www.muzeumkavehaz.hu/?page=history
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Múzeum Kávéház és Étterem
12 Múzeum krt.
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RESTAURANT - $$ - Múzeum Café and Restaurant belongs to the best tradicional Hungarian restaurants and is operating in Pest's historical downtown since 1885. Predecessor of the Restaurant was well know as Schódli Café the names of our prominent clientele are entered in the guest book - includeing Members of Parliament, writers, and actors registered itself in history of budapester cafe. Because its past and tradition represents durable values in the Hungarian gastronomy and Hungarian taste it is arranged with the newest technology. The menu offers gently modernized masterpieces from the Hungarian - and international cuisines, with exerienced selection of the national wines - and brandies. http://www.muzeumkavehaz.hu/?page=history
RESTAURANT - $$ - Every tiny detail of the renewed ZONA is inspired by our trips to global cities. The cuisine is influenced by diversity, the respect for their cultural heritage and the current gastronomic trends. Exciting flavours, blustering colours unite in a unique location at the Buda side of Chain Bridge, only a few steps away from downtown. We add an honest, accommodating but professional table service to make your stay a unique experience, so we can demonstrate what the relation between guests and the restaurant really means to us.
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ZONA
7 Lánchíd u.
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RESTAURANT - $$ - Every tiny detail of the renewed ZONA is inspired by our trips to global cities. The cuisine is influenced by diversity, the respect for their cultural heritage and the current gastronomic trends. Exciting flavours, blustering colours unite in a unique location at the Buda side of Chain Bridge, only a few steps away from downtown. We add an honest, accommodating but professional table service to make your stay a unique experience, so we can demonstrate what the relation between guests and the restaurant really means to us.
TRADITIONAL CONFECTIONERY - $$$ - The Gerbeaud House preserves the spirit of the ambitious gastronomy of Emil Gerbeaud up to the present. At Gerbeaud you will find just the setting you had in mind for your event, be it a press conference, meeting, reception, gala dinner or wedding. Gerbeaud has always been a leader in modernization and famous for innovation. To this day, our confectioners constantly create and develop new products using the highest quality ingredients. There is the Café itself with its turn-of-the-century atmosphere, the Bistro with foods prepared by our own butcher, the 1 Michelin star Onyx Restaurant offering sumptuous gourmet flavours, and the numerous banquet and reception halls which make the House Budapest’s most multi-faceted events locations. http://www.gerbeaud.hu/
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Café Gerbeaud
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TRADITIONAL CONFECTIONERY - $$$ - The Gerbeaud House preserves the spirit of the ambitious gastronomy of Emil Gerbeaud up to the present. At Gerbeaud you will find just the setting you had in mind for your event, be it a press conference, meeting, reception, gala dinner or wedding. Gerbeaud has always been a leader in modernization and famous for innovation. To this day, our confectioners constantly create and develop new products using the highest quality ingredients. There is the Café itself with its turn-of-the-century atmosphere, the Bistro with foods prepared by our own butcher, the 1 Michelin star Onyx Restaurant offering sumptuous gourmet flavours, and the numerous banquet and reception halls which make the House Budapest’s most multi-faceted events locations. http://www.gerbeaud.hu/
BREAKFAST - $ - Zoska by Astoria is a new breakfast place and café that opened as a haven for those hungry for breakfast and thirsty for premium quality coffee. In addition to classic breakfasts like scrambled and fried eggs, crispy sausages and sandwiches, there are also specialities like American pancakes, or the fresh, home-made syrup and jam from the Papp jam manufacture. Our favourites are the message board where anyone can “post” as they please and the small picnic corner next to the entrance, where you can sip our coffee while sitting among cushions on artificial grass.
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Zoska Reggeliző Kávézó
28 Ferenczy István u.
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BREAKFAST - $ - Zoska by Astoria is a new breakfast place and café that opened as a haven for those hungry for breakfast and thirsty for premium quality coffee. In addition to classic breakfasts like scrambled and fried eggs, crispy sausages and sandwiches, there are also specialities like American pancakes, or the fresh, home-made syrup and jam from the Papp jam manufacture. Our favourites are the message board where anyone can “post” as they please and the small picnic corner next to the entrance, where you can sip our coffee while sitting among cushions on artificial grass.
RESTAURANT - $$ - The first original Szeged style Fishermen's Inn opened its gates in Budapest in 2010. Visitors to our Fishermen's Inn can have a taste of the fish and meat dishes characteristic of the Szeged region and of Hungarian cuisine. Our restaurant is located in the popular downtown area of Budapest, between Erzsébet (Elisabeth) and Szabadság Bridges, on Belgrád rakpart (Belgrade Quay) next to the International Port, only a few minutes away from the tram stations of Március 15 Square and Fővám Square. http://www.szegedihalaszcsarda.hu/en/
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Szegedi Halászcsárda
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RESTAURANT - $$ - The first original Szeged style Fishermen's Inn opened its gates in Budapest in 2010. Visitors to our Fishermen's Inn can have a taste of the fish and meat dishes characteristic of the Szeged region and of Hungarian cuisine. Our restaurant is located in the popular downtown area of Budapest, between Erzsébet (Elisabeth) and Szabadság Bridges, on Belgrád rakpart (Belgrade Quay) next to the International Port, only a few minutes away from the tram stations of Március 15 Square and Fővám Square. http://www.szegedihalaszcsarda.hu/en/
TRADITIONAL CONFECTIONERY - $$ - Everything started with a rose: The small Serbian boy Szavits Mladen - who could have inherited the attraction towards oriental sweets with the blood of his ancestors fled from the Balkan - growing up without a father lin Szentendre in poverty was a confectionery student in the shop of the appreciated Auguszt E. József in the Krisztina Boulevard. One fine day - at the beginning of the 30s - a Danish confectioner came to the company, who showed that: with appropriate manual skills, attention and plenty of practice pretty roses can be moulded from the sugared almond mass, the marzipan. The apprentice learnt the lesson with close observation. Since then great many of hours, days, months, years and centuries passed and many-many hundreds of thousands marzipan roses were sold. He met a woman, of course in the confectionery, they had beautiful children and for today even their grandchildren are grown-ups, a decent son-in-law came to the house and all of them learnt how to make roses. The Szamos marzipan company employing more than 200 people in Pilisvörösvár came into leaf by the middle of the 90s from that rose. Most of the recipes spoke highly of the inventiveness of Szamos Mátyás. There are as many shapes, flavours, specialities and surprises as many pieces. http://www.szamosmarcipan.hu/en/
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Szamos Gourmet Ház
1 Váci u.
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TRADITIONAL CONFECTIONERY - $$ - Everything started with a rose: The small Serbian boy Szavits Mladen - who could have inherited the attraction towards oriental sweets with the blood of his ancestors fled from the Balkan - growing up without a father lin Szentendre in poverty was a confectionery student in the shop of the appreciated Auguszt E. József in the Krisztina Boulevard. One fine day - at the beginning of the 30s - a Danish confectioner came to the company, who showed that: with appropriate manual skills, attention and plenty of practice pretty roses can be moulded from the sugared almond mass, the marzipan. The apprentice learnt the lesson with close observation. Since then great many of hours, days, months, years and centuries passed and many-many hundreds of thousands marzipan roses were sold. He met a woman, of course in the confectionery, they had beautiful children and for today even their grandchildren are grown-ups, a decent son-in-law came to the house and all of them learnt how to make roses. The Szamos marzipan company employing more than 200 people in Pilisvörösvár came into leaf by the middle of the 90s from that rose. Most of the recipes spoke highly of the inventiveness of Szamos Mátyás. There are as many shapes, flavours, specialities and surprises as many pieces. http://www.szamosmarcipan.hu/en/
TRADITIONAL CONFECTIONERY - $$ - The Ruszwurm confectioner’s is a magic from the past in the present in the Castle district in the (The history of Ruszwurm confectioner’s) neighbourhood of Matthias Churc in Buapest. The spectacular confectioner’s was founded by Ferenc Schwabl in 1827. The biedermeier interior still includes the cherrywooden counter made by the master joiner Krautsieder, and the dialplate of the clock from the age of I. Ferenc. After the death of Schwabl the confectioner’s was led by his widow’s second husband, Lénárt Richter, and after his death Antal Müller, the husband of Richer’s niece became the manager. He is the „father” of the most favorite sweeteners, the Linzer, which was named after the Hungarian liutenant Rudolf Linzer. Between 1884-1922 Vilmos Ruszwurm, the husband of Müller’s daughter Róza was the manager and after his health damaged, Ferenc Tóth followed the tradition. After the nationalisation, the confectioner’s was active for three years, then it closed, and opened only 20th August 1960. From 1976 István Lukács led the confectioner’s, and since 1990 the family Szamos has been managing the shop. Nowadays the confectioner’s is one of the most popular sight of Budapest, the house and the interior are protected monuments. Today the shop offers only its own made cakes, preserving the traditions. http://www.ruszwurm.hu/contact-eng/
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Ruszwurm Confectionery
7 Szentháromság u.
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TRADITIONAL CONFECTIONERY - $$ - The Ruszwurm confectioner’s is a magic from the past in the present in the Castle district in the (The history of Ruszwurm confectioner’s) neighbourhood of Matthias Churc in Buapest. The spectacular confectioner’s was founded by Ferenc Schwabl in 1827. The biedermeier interior still includes the cherrywooden counter made by the master joiner Krautsieder, and the dialplate of the clock from the age of I. Ferenc. After the death of Schwabl the confectioner’s was led by his widow’s second husband, Lénárt Richter, and after his death Antal Müller, the husband of Richer’s niece became the manager. He is the „father” of the most favorite sweeteners, the Linzer, which was named after the Hungarian liutenant Rudolf Linzer. Between 1884-1922 Vilmos Ruszwurm, the husband of Müller’s daughter Róza was the manager and after his health damaged, Ferenc Tóth followed the tradition. After the nationalisation, the confectioner’s was active for three years, then it closed, and opened only 20th August 1960. From 1976 István Lukács led the confectioner’s, and since 1990 the family Szamos has been managing the shop. Nowadays the confectioner’s is one of the most popular sight of Budapest, the house and the interior are protected monuments. Today the shop offers only its own made cakes, preserving the traditions. http://www.ruszwurm.hu/contact-eng/
RESTAURANT - $$ - Menza offers so much more than the double treat of coffee and sunbath on the terrace from early spring to late autumn: we are passionate about serving delicious food all through the year. Although the name of the restaurant refers to canteens of the Socialist era, its interrior design and cuisine provides a more sophisticated take on the past that is fine tuned to match contemporary sensibilities. Merging the savoir vivre of modern downtown restaurants with the relaxed atmosphere Budapest's 1960s coffe bars, Menza is all about enjoying life. http://www.menzaetterem.hu/english.php
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Menza
2 Liszt Ferenc tér
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RESTAURANT - $$ - Menza offers so much more than the double treat of coffee and sunbath on the terrace from early spring to late autumn: we are passionate about serving delicious food all through the year. Although the name of the restaurant refers to canteens of the Socialist era, its interrior design and cuisine provides a more sophisticated take on the past that is fine tuned to match contemporary sensibilities. Merging the savoir vivre of modern downtown restaurants with the relaxed atmosphere Budapest's 1960s coffe bars, Menza is all about enjoying life. http://www.menzaetterem.hu/english.php
RESTAURANT (FISH) - $$ - Once upon a time there were three not professional, but extremely enthusiastic chefs – Zsuzsi, Robi, and Kriszti – who decided in 2012 to open a fish bistro, where they make dishes out of fresh local fish like no one else. As a result, Halkakas was opened, where fish dishes are all specially made. The central unit of Halkakas is found near Kálvin Square, and the terrace bistro is on Széchenyi Hill. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/halkakas.fish.bistro
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Fish Bistro
36 Nagy Diófa u.
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RESTAURANT (FISH) - $$ - Once upon a time there were three not professional, but extremely enthusiastic chefs – Zsuzsi, Robi, and Kriszti – who decided in 2012 to open a fish bistro, where they make dishes out of fresh local fish like no one else. As a result, Halkakas was opened, where fish dishes are all specially made. The central unit of Halkakas is found near Kálvin Square, and the terrace bistro is on Széchenyi Hill. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/halkakas.fish.bistro
RESTAURAN - $$ -Fülemüle is said to be one of those few places in the city where you can enjoy traditional Central European and Jewish flavours cooked from tested recipes, like your grandma's cooking. The restaurant specializes in goose dishes and cholent variations. The matzah in walnut and chocolate syrup, and the apple-walnut-poopy seed noodles are real exclusives among the desserts. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/fulemule
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Fülemüle Étterem
5 Kőfaragó u.
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RESTAURAN - $$ -Fülemüle is said to be one of those few places in the city where you can enjoy traditional Central European and Jewish flavours cooked from tested recipes, like your grandma's cooking. The restaurant specializes in goose dishes and cholent variations. The matzah in walnut and chocolate syrup, and the apple-walnut-poopy seed noodles are real exclusives among the desserts. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/fulemule
RESTAURANT - $ - DAILY MENU: „Frici Papa Kifőzdéje” on Király street welcomes you to try our unique and home style dishes. We have a friendly atmosphere with fair prices, waiting for old guests and a new comers alike. http://www.fricipapa.hu/eng/
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Frici Papa
55 Király u.
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RESTAURANT - $ - DAILY MENU: „Frici Papa Kifőzdéje” on Király street welcomes you to try our unique and home style dishes. We have a friendly atmosphere with fair prices, waiting for old guests and a new comers alike. http://www.fricipapa.hu/eng/
RESTAURANT - $$ - You'll find Bock Bistro in the prestigious Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal right on the Grand Boulevard. This pleasant restaurant has an elegant interior with practical traditional furnishing and tasteful decoration. The rustic, slightly modern Hungarian kitchen is an excellent blend of tradition and experimenting. Its short menu offers mostly seasonal dishes plus a daily set menu. The wine selection comprises of over 220 items. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/bock.bistro.1
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Bock Bisztró
43-49 Erzsébet krt.
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RESTAURANT - $$ - You'll find Bock Bistro in the prestigious Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal right on the Grand Boulevard. This pleasant restaurant has an elegant interior with practical traditional furnishing and tasteful decoration. The rustic, slightly modern Hungarian kitchen is an excellent blend of tradition and experimenting. Its short menu offers mostly seasonal dishes plus a daily set menu. The wine selection comprises of over 220 items. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/bock.bistro.1
RESTAURANT - $$ -Borbíróság is a restaurant near the Pest-end of Liberty Bridge. The inviting Hungarian bistro has a wine card of nearly 100 items and a daily offer cooked from fresh ingredients from the neighbouring Great Market Hall. In good weather, you can take a seat on the terrace, and occasionally the restaurant organizes blind wine tasting sessions and wine dinners with a dedicated menu. The duck dishes deserve special mention, they are a sin to miss out on! The furniture is traditional, but modern and practical. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/borbirosag
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Borbíróság
5 Csarnok tér
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RESTAURANT - $$ -Borbíróság is a restaurant near the Pest-end of Liberty Bridge. The inviting Hungarian bistro has a wine card of nearly 100 items and a daily offer cooked from fresh ingredients from the neighbouring Great Market Hall. In good weather, you can take a seat on the terrace, and occasionally the restaurant organizes blind wine tasting sessions and wine dinners with a dedicated menu. The duck dishes deserve special mention, they are a sin to miss out on! The furniture is traditional, but modern and practical. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/borbirosag
RESTAURANT - $$ - Olimpia Restaurant is a pleasant surprise in District VII, where the chefs can often be found chatting with regulars. At Olimpia, they gather the fresh, seasonal ingredients each morning, so then they can creatively make a two-or three course menu, which is different every single day. Therefore, there is no menu at the restaurant, but it is one of the top ten restaurants in Budapest according to the Michelin Guide of Hungary (2014). http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/olimpia.restaurant
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Olimpia étterem
5 Alpár u.
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RESTAURANT - $$ - Olimpia Restaurant is a pleasant surprise in District VII, where the chefs can often be found chatting with regulars. At Olimpia, they gather the fresh, seasonal ingredients each morning, so then they can creatively make a two-or three course menu, which is different every single day. Therefore, there is no menu at the restaurant, but it is one of the top ten restaurants in Budapest according to the Michelin Guide of Hungary (2014). http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/olimpia.restaurant
RESTAURANT - $$ -Gerlóczy is a romantic hideaway in the heart of the historical downtown overlooking a charming square. It was voted the "Best Café in Hungary". Instead of the usual buffet breakfast, in Gerlóczy you can enjoy a freshly made, á la carte breakfast. There are 19 rooms above the Gerlóczy café with rich interiors oozing turn-of-the-century atmosphere with modern touches which give you the comfort and pleasure. If you stay here, you’ll be part of the vibrant life of downtown Budapest.
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Gerlóczy Cafe
1 Gerlóczy u.
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RESTAURANT - $$ -Gerlóczy is a romantic hideaway in the heart of the historical downtown overlooking a charming square. It was voted the "Best Café in Hungary". Instead of the usual buffet breakfast, in Gerlóczy you can enjoy a freshly made, á la carte breakfast. There are 19 rooms above the Gerlóczy café with rich interiors oozing turn-of-the-century atmosphere with modern touches which give you the comfort and pleasure. If you stay here, you’ll be part of the vibrant life of downtown Budapest.
RESTAURANT - $$ -MÁK’s concept is to offer state-of-the-art gastronomy to foodies from all walks of life, in a relaxed unpretentious atmosphere. The chef of MÁK, Janos Mizsei, at a remarkably young age of 24 has won several awards. He was named the best young chef of Hungary 2014, while the restaurant has been recommended in numerous international publications such as The New York Times, the Michelin Guide, Time Out and Lonely Planet. Mr Mizsei uses the finest, seasonal ingredients to compose dishes that are innovative and highly creative, though not too fussy, but irresistible to even the most discerning palates. He loves playing with different textures, acids and unusual combinations of ingredients. While respecting the culinary traditions of Hungary and local ingredients, MÁK’s style of creation and presentation as well as simplicity can be originated from the best practices of Scandinavian Cuisine. http://www.mak.hu/?lang=en
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Mák Bistro
4 Vigyázó Ferenc u.
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RESTAURANT - $$ -MÁK’s concept is to offer state-of-the-art gastronomy to foodies from all walks of life, in a relaxed unpretentious atmosphere. The chef of MÁK, Janos Mizsei, at a remarkably young age of 24 has won several awards. He was named the best young chef of Hungary 2014, while the restaurant has been recommended in numerous international publications such as The New York Times, the Michelin Guide, Time Out and Lonely Planet. Mr Mizsei uses the finest, seasonal ingredients to compose dishes that are innovative and highly creative, though not too fussy, but irresistible to even the most discerning palates. He loves playing with different textures, acids and unusual combinations of ingredients. While respecting the culinary traditions of Hungary and local ingredients, MÁK’s style of creation and presentation as well as simplicity can be originated from the best practices of Scandinavian Cuisine. http://www.mak.hu/?lang=en
RESTAURANT - $$ -Let’s revive the early 20th century’s bourgeois’ cuisine! That’s the stuff we, -evergreen hippies-got. We run a unique cuisine- a bit of an Italian and French twist, plus Hungarian Novelle Cuisine. To please you-our future regular-our chefs cook real food straight from the marketplace. Hence, is the menu changing every lunch and every dinner. For us it stands to reason that serving only our very own pastas and bread is acceptable. Also, pairing these marvelous dishes to small Hungarian wineries products is what we are very passionate about. So is our sommelier. -FRICSKA-“Flick” in Hungarian, ’cause we are saucy. http://fricska.eu/en/
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Fricska Gastropub
56-58 Dob u.
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RESTAURANT - $$ -Let’s revive the early 20th century’s bourgeois’ cuisine! That’s the stuff we, -evergreen hippies-got. We run a unique cuisine- a bit of an Italian and French twist, plus Hungarian Novelle Cuisine. To please you-our future regular-our chefs cook real food straight from the marketplace. Hence, is the menu changing every lunch and every dinner. For us it stands to reason that serving only our very own pastas and bread is acceptable. Also, pairing these marvelous dishes to small Hungarian wineries products is what we are very passionate about. So is our sommelier. -FRICSKA-“Flick” in Hungarian, ’cause we are saucy. http://fricska.eu/en/
RESTAURANT - $$ - You'll find Rosenstein Vendéglő in the romantically shabby neighbourhood of Keleti railway station, which lends a singular charm to the restaurant that is reminiscent of the early 20th century Budapest itself. It has 6 private rooms on 2 floors, which are all suitable for hosting larger events. Rosenstein prefers home-like flavours, and the credo of the owner is that restaurants are not inly places of feast, but a place for recharging soul and spirit. In addition to the best-known dishes of Hungarian cuisine, the menu includes specialities, like a heavenly cholent and other Jewish delicacies. The menu is long, a has a rich selection of wine from the top cellars of Hungary. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/rosenstein MENÜ: http://media.wix.com/ugd/39ba6c_e916db1846ae44fc85c07616d34fc143.pdf
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Rosenstein Vendéglő
3 Mosonyi u.
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RESTAURANT - $$ - You'll find Rosenstein Vendéglő in the romantically shabby neighbourhood of Keleti railway station, which lends a singular charm to the restaurant that is reminiscent of the early 20th century Budapest itself. It has 6 private rooms on 2 floors, which are all suitable for hosting larger events. Rosenstein prefers home-like flavours, and the credo of the owner is that restaurants are not inly places of feast, but a place for recharging soul and spirit. In addition to the best-known dishes of Hungarian cuisine, the menu includes specialities, like a heavenly cholent and other Jewish delicacies. The menu is long, a has a rich selection of wine from the top cellars of Hungary. http://welovebudapest.com/cafes.and.restaurants.1/restaurant/rosenstein MENÜ: http://media.wix.com/ugd/39ba6c_e916db1846ae44fc85c07616d34fc143.pdf
TRADITIONAL CONFECTIONERY - $$ - Five generations of tradition, knwoledge and quality since 1870.
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Auguszt Cukrászda
14-16. Kossuth Lajos u.
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TRADITIONAL CONFECTIONERY - $$ - Five generations of tradition, knwoledge and quality since 1870.
RESTAURANT - $$ - The Százéves étterem (Hundred Years Old Restaurant) is the oldest restaurant in Budapest. It has opened in the hearth of the city in 1831, at the ground floor of a baroque palace. Our restaurant is able to host up to 80 guests at the same time. What we can offer is the finest Hungarian and international cuisine and the most excellent Hungarian wines in an elegant contemporary atmosphere surrounded by rustic furniture. When the sun goes down, candlelight and traditional Hungarian Gypsy music makes the gastronomic experience even more memorable. We can also offer a special separated place which is called the Hunter´s room, where 25-30 guest can enjoy the best dishes of the local cuisine. During the summer, our charming outdoor terrace, which can manage 40-50 guests is also waiting for you. Thanks to our central location, you can easily include a visit to our restaurant during your sightseeing tour, especially if you are in the downtown or on a Danube boat trip. We’re waiting our guests with an attentive service and excellent cuisine from 12 am until midnight. http://www.100evesetterem.hu/eng/
Százéves Étterem
2 Piarista u.
RESTAURANT - $$ - The Százéves étterem (Hundred Years Old Restaurant) is the oldest restaurant in Budapest. It has opened in the hearth of the city in 1831, at the ground floor of a baroque palace. Our restaurant is able to host up to 80 guests at the same time. What we can offer is the finest Hungarian and international cuisine and the most excellent Hungarian wines in an elegant contemporary atmosphere surrounded by rustic furniture. When the sun goes down, candlelight and traditional Hungarian Gypsy music makes the gastronomic experience even more memorable. We can also offer a special separated place which is called the Hunter´s room, where 25-30 guest can enjoy the best dishes of the local cuisine. During the summer, our charming outdoor terrace, which can manage 40-50 guests is also waiting for you. Thanks to our central location, you can easily include a visit to our restaurant during your sightseeing tour, especially if you are in the downtown or on a Danube boat trip. We’re waiting our guests with an attentive service and excellent cuisine from 12 am until midnight. http://www.100evesetterem.hu/eng/
Drinks & Nightlife
CLUB and ROOF TERRACE - Since it’s opening, Corvn Club has grown to be one of the most prominent underground clubs of Budapest. The re-opening of December 2015 has brought not only inner renewal to the legendary venue, but also a new perspective and momentum regarding the programme. The new Mogul Audio sound system, the refurbished interior and the new design now serve as additions to an already great club: http://corvinclub.hu/index.php/en/
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Corvin Club & Roof Terrace
1-2 Blaha Lujza tér
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CLUB and ROOF TERRACE - Since it’s opening, Corvn Club has grown to be one of the most prominent underground clubs of Budapest. The re-opening of December 2015 has brought not only inner renewal to the legendary venue, but also a new perspective and momentum regarding the programme. The new Mogul Audio sound system, the refurbished interior and the new design now serve as additions to an already great club: http://corvinclub.hu/index.php/en/
RUINPUB and CLUB: http://doboz.pm/en/about-us/
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Doboz
10 Klauzál u.
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RUINPUB and CLUB: http://doboz.pm/en/about-us/
RUINPUB http://www.durerkert.com/hu/
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Dürer Kert
19-21 Ajtósi Dürer sor
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RUINPUB http://www.durerkert.com/hu/
RUINPUB and CLUB - http://www.fogashaz.hu/
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Liebling - Hidden Rooftop Bar
51 Akácfa u.
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RUINPUB and CLUB - http://www.fogashaz.hu/
BAR and RUINPUB in summertime
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Grandio Party Hostel
8 Nagy Diófa u.
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BAR and RUINPUB in summertime
BAR´s, RESTAURANT´s, CLUB´s - Culture, fun, style, Gozsdu courtyard: where past and present meet... http://gozsduudvar.hu/en
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Gozsdu udvar
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BAR´s, RESTAURANT´s, CLUB´s - Culture, fun, style, Gozsdu courtyard: where past and present meet... http://gozsduudvar.hu/en
RUINPUB - http://instant.co.hu/en/
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Instant
51 Akácfa u.
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RUINPUB - http://instant.co.hu/en/
RUINPUB - nice terrace in the summertime!! next to the Károlyi-kert (garden): http://www.csend.es/CsendesVintageBar
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Csendes Vintage Bar & Café
5 Ferenczy István u.
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RUINPUB - nice terrace in the summertime!! next to the Károlyi-kert (garden): http://www.csend.es/CsendesVintageBar
ROOF TERRACE: 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... http://welovebudapest.com/clubs.and.nightlife.1/bars.1/360.bar
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360 Bar
39 Andrássy út
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ROOF TERRACE: 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... http://welovebudapest.com/clubs.and.nightlife.1/bars.1/360.bar
ROOF TERRACE, BAR, CAFFE HOUSE, RESTAURANT: The world’s most famous repurposed Ukrainian cargo ship, A38 is a concert venue, cultural centre and restaurant floating on the Danube near the abutment of Petőfi Bridge on the Buda-side. Aboard, you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of South Pest, the Millenial Culture Center, the Palace of Arts, and the National Theatre - which is even more picturesque at night when the lights come on. A38 has already achieved the status of a legend; its outdoor and indoor stages have carried innumerable noted artists and bands from almost all genres including but not limited to pop, rock, alternative, jazz, electro, and progressive styles: https://www.a38.hu/en/
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A38
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ROOF TERRACE, BAR, CAFFE HOUSE, RESTAURANT: The world’s most famous repurposed Ukrainian cargo ship, A38 is a concert venue, cultural centre and restaurant floating on the Danube near the abutment of Petőfi Bridge on the Buda-side. Aboard, you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of South Pest, the Millenial Culture Center, the Palace of Arts, and the National Theatre - which is even more picturesque at night when the lights come on. A38 has already achieved the status of a legend; its outdoor and indoor stages have carried innumerable noted artists and bands from almost all genres including but not limited to pop, rock, alternative, jazz, electro, and progressive styles: https://www.a38.hu/en/
ROOF TERRACE: http://gozsdu-skyterrace.hu/en/
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Gozsdu Sky Terrace
6 Holló u.
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ROOF TERRACE: http://gozsdu-skyterrace.hu/en/
ROOF TERRACE - BAR in summertimer: http://www.raqpart.hu/en/
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Raqpart
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ROOF TERRACE - BAR in summertimer: http://www.raqpart.hu/en/
BAR´s - beautiful view to the river Danube the Buda side in the evening http://www.balnabudapest.hu/?lang=en
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Bálna Terasz
11-12 Fővám tér
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BAR´s - beautiful view to the river Danube the Buda side in the evening http://www.balnabudapest.hu/?lang=en
BAR: Artcaffe with good beers from the Czech Republic
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Fekete Kutya
31 Dob u.
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BAR: Artcaffe with good beers from the Czech Republic
BAR and RESTAURANT: the pad thai is very delicious. A relative of Most and Bordó, Jelen Bistro is neighbour to Corvintető in Blaha Lujza Square. This spot born from a restaurant-pub fusion is an alternative, ruin pub-like bistro. Yu an enjoy a breakfast, lunch or dinner here - the food is delicious and is plated wonderfully. On workdays, they also serve a set lunch menu. The crowd of regulars is a twentysomething-thirtysomething crowd. From time to time, you can attend free concerts by young, contemporary artists here. http://welovebudapest.com/clubs.and.nightlife.1/bars.1/jelen
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Jelen Bisztro
1 Blaha Lujza tér
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BAR and RESTAURANT: the pad thai is very delicious. A relative of Most and Bordó, Jelen Bistro is neighbour to Corvintető in Blaha Lujza Square. This spot born from a restaurant-pub fusion is an alternative, ruin pub-like bistro. Yu an enjoy a breakfast, lunch or dinner here - the food is delicious and is plated wonderfully. On workdays, they also serve a set lunch menu. The crowd of regulars is a twentysomething-thirtysomething crowd. From time to time, you can attend free concerts by young, contemporary artists here. http://welovebudapest.com/clubs.and.nightlife.1/bars.1/jelen
CLUB - Akvárium Klub, the surrounding Erzsébet Square, and the adjacent Deák Square together constitute the largest and perhaps best-known meeting point of downtown Budapest. Thousands of youngsters gather here night after night to chill out in the park or on the steps of the club. Akvárium Klub is more than a simple bar: it is a culture center with a wide musical repertoire from mainstream to underground. There is always a good concert and a smashing exhibition, performance, or other event happening here, in a friendly scene, situated right in the city center. http://welovebudapest.com/clubs.and.nightlife.1/clubs.2/akvarium.klub
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Akvárium Klub
12 Erzsébet tér
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CLUB - Akvárium Klub, the surrounding Erzsébet Square, and the adjacent Deák Square together constitute the largest and perhaps best-known meeting point of downtown Budapest. Thousands of youngsters gather here night after night to chill out in the park or on the steps of the club. Akvárium Klub is more than a simple bar: it is a culture center with a wide musical repertoire from mainstream to underground. There is always a good concert and a smashing exhibition, performance, or other event happening here, in a friendly scene, situated right in the city center. http://welovebudapest.com/clubs.and.nightlife.1/clubs.2/akvarium.klub
BAR - First of all, we must declare that we love this spot. 'Why?' you might ask. Perhaps because Fröccsterasz doesn't pretend to be more than a pub terrace. The prices are neither over-the-top, nor overtly cheap. This open-air fröccs bar is found right next to Deák Ferenc Square, in Erzsébet Square. The appeal of the place lies in the fact that sitting here immerses you completely into the buzz of Erzsébet Square. Unfortunately, you can't reserve a table here, so if you're planning to spend time at this place, be sure to arrive early, as Fröccsterasz is brimming in the evenings. If Akvárium is too much to deal with, the Basilica is too sparkly, and Anker't is too far, Fröccsterasz is a friendly, albeit seasonal, option: http://welovebudapest.com/clubs.and.nightlife.1/bars.1/froccsterasz
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Fröccsterasz
11-13 Erzsébet tér
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BAR - First of all, we must declare that we love this spot. 'Why?' you might ask. Perhaps because Fröccsterasz doesn't pretend to be more than a pub terrace. The prices are neither over-the-top, nor overtly cheap. This open-air fröccs bar is found right next to Deák Ferenc Square, in Erzsébet Square. The appeal of the place lies in the fact that sitting here immerses you completely into the buzz of Erzsébet Square. Unfortunately, you can't reserve a table here, so if you're planning to spend time at this place, be sure to arrive early, as Fröccsterasz is brimming in the evenings. If Akvárium is too much to deal with, the Basilica is too sparkly, and Anker't is too far, Fröccsterasz is a friendly, albeit seasonal, option: http://welovebudapest.com/clubs.and.nightlife.1/bars.1/froccsterasz
RUINPUB - The opening of Szimpla Kert in 2002 has been literally and also symbolically a milestone in the alternative life of Budapest. Converting an old factory into a huge open-air cinema and pub, we were able to create a unique framework for hosting concerts, theatre shows and many different cultural events. Szimpla defines itself as a ’cultural reception space’, indicating our intention to embrace genres and performers off the mainstream, presenting them in an informal atmosphere. Moreover, with constantly supporting initiatives for urban sustainability, Szimpla has been serving as an ultimate incubation house of green ideas from the very beginning http://en.szimpla.hu/
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Szimpla Kert
14 Kazinczy u.
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RUINPUB - The opening of Szimpla Kert in 2002 has been literally and also symbolically a milestone in the alternative life of Budapest. Converting an old factory into a huge open-air cinema and pub, we were able to create a unique framework for hosting concerts, theatre shows and many different cultural events. Szimpla defines itself as a ’cultural reception space’, indicating our intention to embrace genres and performers off the mainstream, presenting them in an informal atmosphere. Moreover, with constantly supporting initiatives for urban sustainability, Szimpla has been serving as an ultimate incubation house of green ideas from the very beginning http://en.szimpla.hu/
RUINPUB - nice garden and party´s in the summertime: http://www.kolevesvendeglo.hu/en
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Kőleves kert
37 Kazinczy u.
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RUINPUB - nice garden and party´s in the summertime: http://www.kolevesvendeglo.hu/en
The Jewish Quarter's busiest and rather narrow lane bears the name Kazinczy Street since 1897, and connects Király Street and Rákóczi Street. Here, we find the Art Nouveau-style Kazinczy Street Synagogue and the Museum of Electrical Engineering, and the recent years' ruin-pub craze started off here as well in 2004 with the opening of Szimpla Kert. Since then, the street is home to street food places like El Rapido Taqueira and Soul Food, but traditional Jewish cuisine also makes its appearance in a classic restaurant environment, like in Macesz Bistro. There is also a swarm of small taverns, ruin pubs, and clubs along Kazinczy Street: Kocka, Ellátó Kert, Mika Tivadar Mulató, and of course, Szimpla Kert. Special events and street parties are also common here. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/kazinczy.street
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Kazinczy Street
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The Jewish Quarter's busiest and rather narrow lane bears the name Kazinczy Street since 1897, and connects Király Street and Rákóczi Street. Here, we find the Art Nouveau-style Kazinczy Street Synagogue and the Museum of Electrical Engineering, and the recent years' ruin-pub craze started off here as well in 2004 with the opening of Szimpla Kert. Since then, the street is home to street food places like El Rapido Taqueira and Soul Food, but traditional Jewish cuisine also makes its appearance in a classic restaurant environment, like in Macesz Bistro. There is also a swarm of small taverns, ruin pubs, and clubs along Kazinczy Street: Kocka, Ellátó Kert, Mika Tivadar Mulató, and of course, Szimpla Kert. Special events and street parties are also common here. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/kazinczy.street
The mile-long Király Street is flourishing and buzzing with activity. Based on atmosphere and traffic, it is divided into two parts. The part between Lövölde tér and Nagymező Street is known for its trolley bus traffic and is busy with cars, while the stretch between Nagymező Street to Deák Square is where the heart of the city beats. This street is of historical significance and is perpendicular to Kazinczy Street. It's also one of the entrances to the passage known as Gozsdu Udvar, which feels like an entirely separate hub of the city. In addition to the shops, hostels, restaurants, bars, bistros, and teahouses, the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music also help to shape the street's cultural character. In the winter months, Király Street is defined by the Christmas lights and the smell of roasted chestnuts. From spring, it's the territory of tourists and locals in search of fun spots for a day or night out. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/kiraly.street
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Király Street
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The mile-long Király Street is flourishing and buzzing with activity. Based on atmosphere and traffic, it is divided into two parts. The part between Lövölde tér and Nagymező Street is known for its trolley bus traffic and is busy with cars, while the stretch between Nagymező Street to Deák Square is where the heart of the city beats. This street is of historical significance and is perpendicular to Kazinczy Street. It's also one of the entrances to the passage known as Gozsdu Udvar, which feels like an entirely separate hub of the city. In addition to the shops, hostels, restaurants, bars, bistros, and teahouses, the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music also help to shape the street's cultural character. In the winter months, Király Street is defined by the Christmas lights and the smell of roasted chestnuts. From spring, it's the territory of tourists and locals in search of fun spots for a day or night out. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/kiraly.street
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, Trattoria Gusto, 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. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/liszt.ferenc.ter
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Liszt Ferenc tér
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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, Trattoria Gusto, 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. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/liszt.ferenc.ter
SPORT PUB - A Champs Sport Pub is the best choice for watching sports broadcasts with friends. The first of these American-style sports pubs of unique air was opened by five noted sportsmen (Zsolt Gyulay, László Fábián, Tamás Darnyi, Bence Szabó, and Balázs Szalay) in the centre of Pest. Today, there is also a Champs branch in Buda, with delicious pizzas on the menu and the indispensable LCD screens on the walls. http://welovebudapest.com/clubs.and.nightlife.1/bars.1/champs.sport.pubs http://www.champs.hu/index.php?lang=en
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Champs Sport Pub
20 Dohány Street
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SPORT PUB - A Champs Sport Pub is the best choice for watching sports broadcasts with friends. The first of these American-style sports pubs of unique air was opened by five noted sportsmen (Zsolt Gyulay, László Fábián, Tamás Darnyi, Bence Szabó, and Balázs Szalay) in the centre of Pest. Today, there is also a Champs branch in Buda, with delicious pizzas on the menu and the indispensable LCD screens on the walls. http://welovebudapest.com/clubs.and.nightlife.1/bars.1/champs.sport.pubs http://www.champs.hu/index.php?lang=en
The newest and largest open-air club/concert venue in budapest launched in 2012. A multi-cultural entertaining center on 11,000 m2 giving place for concerts, exhibitions, parties, dance shows and performances from every genre of art. Located at the edge of the downtown on the bank of danube right next to the palace of arts and the Rákóczi bridge. http://www.budapestpark.hu/english
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Budapest Park
60 Soroksári út
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The newest and largest open-air club/concert venue in budapest launched in 2012. A multi-cultural entertaining center on 11,000 m2 giving place for concerts, exhibitions, parties, dance shows and performances from every genre of art. Located at the edge of the downtown on the bank of danube right next to the palace of arts and the Rákóczi bridge. http://www.budapestpark.hu/english
WINE BAR - DiVino opened its doors on 27 May 2011 and became one of the trendiest clubs of Budapest in a matter of weeks. Barely had a year passed, and it was already one of the prestigious Michelin-recommended few. The wine bar sells Hungarian wines exclusively, with preference given to young and upcoming Hungarian winemakers: the DiVino selection draws on the portfolio of Junibor members and their family. http://divinoborbar.hu/en/
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DiVino Wine Bar
3 Szent István tér
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WINE BAR - DiVino opened its doors on 27 May 2011 and became one of the trendiest clubs of Budapest in a matter of weeks. Barely had a year passed, and it was already one of the prestigious Michelin-recommended few. The wine bar sells Hungarian wines exclusively, with preference given to young and upcoming Hungarian winemakers: the DiVino selection draws on the portfolio of Junibor members and their family. http://divinoborbar.hu/en/
Spíler is a favorite of downtown locals, and with good reason – quality street food is offered here in a laid-back scene with a cool bar serving Hungary’s best microbrews and wines. Excellent DJ music on weekends to speed up your night. “Spíler is one of those places that reminds people what fantastic things are happening in the former Eastern Bloc countries of Europe, and reinvigorates even the most dormant travel bug. Downtown Budapest is where the action is at in this case – a microbrewery bistropub with so much going for it, that it might justify a budget airline flight on its own merits alone.” (We Heart magazine) Located in the Gozsdu district, Spíler is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, party or just for a chat - every day between 9am and 2am. http://spilerbp.hu/original/en
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Spíler Original és Shanghai
13 Király u.
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Spíler is a favorite of downtown locals, and with good reason – quality street food is offered here in a laid-back scene with a cool bar serving Hungary’s best microbrews and wines. Excellent DJ music on weekends to speed up your night. “Spíler is one of those places that reminds people what fantastic things are happening in the former Eastern Bloc countries of Europe, and reinvigorates even the most dormant travel bug. Downtown Budapest is where the action is at in this case – a microbrewery bistropub with so much going for it, that it might justify a budget airline flight on its own merits alone.” (We Heart magazine) Located in the Gozsdu district, Spíler is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, party or just for a chat - every day between 9am and 2am. http://spilerbp.hu/original/en
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Ötkert
4/A Zrínyi u.
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Szatyor Bár
36 Bartók Béla út
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Entertainment & Activities
BATH - The Gellért is the best known (and most expensive) historical bath of Budapest. The magnificent Art Noveau buillding between the Gellért Hill and the Liberty Bridge opened its gates in 1918. The bath is part of the Gellért Hotel, which was the icon of Budapest hotels for nearly 100 years; although it has lost some of its glory since, it is still a symbol of welfare and comfort. Most of its old shine was restored in the frame of a comprehensive renovation in 2008. Gellért Bath has several indoor thermal pools and swimming pools, a large outdoor adventure pool and an outdoor wave pool. In addition to recreational bathing, the complex also offers medial treatments, beauty treatments, massage, and other services, and has a sauna, a steam room, a sunbathing terrace, and a dentist's office. You can choose from a range of packages, from 1-day to 2-week all-round treatments. http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/sports.and.wellness.2/gellert.bath
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Gellért Thermal Bath
4 Kelenhegyi út
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BATH - The Gellért is the best known (and most expensive) historical bath of Budapest. The magnificent Art Noveau buillding between the Gellért Hill and the Liberty Bridge opened its gates in 1918. The bath is part of the Gellért Hotel, which was the icon of Budapest hotels for nearly 100 years; although it has lost some of its glory since, it is still a symbol of welfare and comfort. Most of its old shine was restored in the frame of a comprehensive renovation in 2008. Gellért Bath has several indoor thermal pools and swimming pools, a large outdoor adventure pool and an outdoor wave pool. In addition to recreational bathing, the complex also offers medial treatments, beauty treatments, massage, and other services, and has a sauna, a steam room, a sunbathing terrace, and a dentist's office. You can choose from a range of packages, from 1-day to 2-week all-round treatments. http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/sports.and.wellness.2/gellert.bath
BATH - Similar to several other baths in Budapest, Király Bath was also built during the Turkish occupation of Hungary during the second half of the 16th century. It has retained its original layout ever since, although several annexes were added to it during the 18th century. This eclectic solution lends a unique air to Király Bath. The construction of the Bath was started by Arslan, Pasha of Buda in 1565 and was completed by his successor, Sokoli Mustafa. Király Bath had no direct hot water base at the time, nor has any today. The Turks built the Bath far from the springs to ensure the opportunity for bathing even in the case of an eventual siege, within the walls of the castle. The water was supplied at time, and is still being supplied, from the area of the current Lukács Bath. After Buda returned to Hungarian rule, the Bath was acquired by the König family in 1796. They rebuilt it to its current form, combining the old with the new, and preserving its historical character. The name of the Bath stems from the name of the family (Király=King=König). In World War II, the Bath was damaged. Its complete renovation was accomplished in 1950. http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/sports.and.wellness.2/kiraly.bath
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Király Thermal Bath
84 Fő u.
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BATH - Similar to several other baths in Budapest, Király Bath was also built during the Turkish occupation of Hungary during the second half of the 16th century. It has retained its original layout ever since, although several annexes were added to it during the 18th century. This eclectic solution lends a unique air to Király Bath. The construction of the Bath was started by Arslan, Pasha of Buda in 1565 and was completed by his successor, Sokoli Mustafa. Király Bath had no direct hot water base at the time, nor has any today. The Turks built the Bath far from the springs to ensure the opportunity for bathing even in the case of an eventual siege, within the walls of the castle. The water was supplied at time, and is still being supplied, from the area of the current Lukács Bath. After Buda returned to Hungarian rule, the Bath was acquired by the König family in 1796. They rebuilt it to its current form, combining the old with the new, and preserving its historical character. The name of the Bath stems from the name of the family (Király=King=König). In World War II, the Bath was damaged. Its complete renovation was accomplished in 1950. http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/sports.and.wellness.2/kiraly.bath
BATH - Széchenyi Thermal Bath is o­ne of the largest spa complexes in Europe. Its outdoor pool with the steam rising from its surface on winter nights and the complacent elderly men playing chess in the water is a world famous symbol of Budapest. The bath in Városliget was built in neo-Baroque style at the beginning of the 20th century. The Széchenyi is the most popular bath among locals thanks it its size and wide range of services. Numerous indoor and outdoor pools, a thermal and a wellness department (steam room, sauna etc.), medical care, therapies. fitness and miscellaneous services guarantee the perfect visit. The open-air pool is open in the winter as well, so you can enjoy its hot water even if its -10°C outside. The bath is increasingly popular among foreigners as well - a visit here is a solid point on your Budapest schedule both in summer and winter. http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/sports.and.wellness.2/szechenyi.bath
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Széchenyi Thermal Bath
9-11 Állatkerti krt.
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BATH - Széchenyi Thermal Bath is o­ne of the largest spa complexes in Europe. Its outdoor pool with the steam rising from its surface on winter nights and the complacent elderly men playing chess in the water is a world famous symbol of Budapest. The bath in Városliget was built in neo-Baroque style at the beginning of the 20th century. The Széchenyi is the most popular bath among locals thanks it its size and wide range of services. Numerous indoor and outdoor pools, a thermal and a wellness department (steam room, sauna etc.), medical care, therapies. fitness and miscellaneous services guarantee the perfect visit. The open-air pool is open in the winter as well, so you can enjoy its hot water even if its -10°C outside. The bath is increasingly popular among foreigners as well - a visit here is a solid point on your Budapest schedule both in summer and winter. http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/sports.and.wellness.2/szechenyi.bath
open beach in summer: When it comes to relaxation, recreation, and entertainment in Budapest, there aren’t many demands this city can’t satisfy... except, perhaps, the demand for a beach, which is unfortunately nonexistent in the Magyar metropolis. This is the issue that Károly Gerendai, the founding honcho of the Sziget Festival, aims to address with his new plans to install a party zone on the shore of Lake Lupa, providing possibilities for Budapest’s downtown clubs to open new lakeside locations. We headed just north of Buda’s border to the place that may soon turn into the site of an all-summer-long festival. http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/plans.unveiled.for.a.new.waterfront.party.zone.north.of.budapest
Lake Lupa Premium Beach
1 Tó u.
open beach in summer: When it comes to relaxation, recreation, and entertainment in Budapest, there aren’t many demands this city can’t satisfy... except, perhaps, the demand for a beach, which is unfortunately nonexistent in the Magyar metropolis. This is the issue that Károly Gerendai, the founding honcho of the Sziget Festival, aims to address with his new plans to install a party zone on the shore of Lake Lupa, providing possibilities for Budapest’s downtown clubs to open new lakeside locations. We headed just north of Buda’s border to the place that may soon turn into the site of an all-summer-long festival. http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/plans.unveiled.for.a.new.waterfront.party.zone.north.of.budapest
http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/baths/aquarena.en.html
Aquarena water theme park
http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/baths/aquarena.en.html
Zoo in the heart of Budapest http://www.zoobudapest.com/en
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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
6-12 Állatkerti krt.
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Zoo in the heart of Budapest http://www.zoobudapest.com/en
http://www.mujegpalya.hu/en/
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City Park Ice Rink and Boating
5 Olof Palme stny.
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http://www.mujegpalya.hu/en/
Aquaworld Resort Budapest is a great place to rest; its relaxing services and comfortable rooms are great accessories for a long-weekend. There are 261 rooms in the main building, including rooms designed to suit the needs of people living with disabilities, 28 junior suites, and 2 presidential suites. In addition, an apartment house is connected to the hotel via an underground corridor.
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Aquaworld Resort Budapest
16 Íves út
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Aquaworld Resort Budapest is a great place to rest; its relaxing services and comfortable rooms are great accessories for a long-weekend. There are 261 rooms in the main building, including rooms designed to suit the needs of people living with disabilities, 28 junior suites, and 2 presidential suites. In addition, an apartment house is connected to the hotel via an underground corridor.
Shopping
The biggest market hall of the city, Great Market Hall, stands right next to Pest-end of Liberty Bridge. The building, that has Zsolnay tiles, was opened in 1897, and back then the fresh products arrived through the canal in the middle. There’s no canal today, but they still have fresh local delicacies, vegetables, fruits, salamis, and quality meet products. The hall is a must-see for tourists, so no surprise it has plenty of souvenir shops. Upstairs, numerous buffets offer their Hungaricums: if someone wants to have real a Hungarian (sometimes overpriced) töltött káposzta (stuffed cabbage), goulash, Hortobágyi palacsinta (meat filled pancake), or lángos http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/groceries.and.markets.2/great.market.hall
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Central Market Hall
1-3 Vámház krt.
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The biggest market hall of the city, Great Market Hall, stands right next to Pest-end of Liberty Bridge. The building, that has Zsolnay tiles, was opened in 1897, and back then the fresh products arrived through the canal in the middle. There’s no canal today, but they still have fresh local delicacies, vegetables, fruits, salamis, and quality meet products. The hall is a must-see for tourists, so no surprise it has plenty of souvenir shops. Upstairs, numerous buffets offer their Hungaricums: if someone wants to have real a Hungarian (sometimes overpriced) töltött káposzta (stuffed cabbage), goulash, Hortobágyi palacsinta (meat filled pancake), or lángos http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/groceries.and.markets.2/great.market.hall
Downtown Market (Belvárosi Piac in Hungarian, formerly known as the Hold utca market) is a really unique place, bringing a traditional countryside market vibe right into the concrete heart of the city centre. The modern market hall is divided into two, 100 square metre farmers' market for 50-50 producers con each side. The market sells fresh fruits and vegetables, besides authentic Hungarian specialities from grey cattle beef through mangalitza pork to Hungarian beverages. And on the first floor we can find a huge variety of freshly prepared street food. Belvárosi Piac is a new, informal meeting point between countryside and city, which might be a point of interest for tourists as well http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/groceries.and.markets.2/downtown.market
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Hold Street Market and Downtown Market
13 Hold u.
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Downtown Market (Belvárosi Piac in Hungarian, formerly known as the Hold utca market) is a really unique place, bringing a traditional countryside market vibe right into the concrete heart of the city centre. The modern market hall is divided into two, 100 square metre farmers' market for 50-50 producers con each side. The market sells fresh fruits and vegetables, besides authentic Hungarian specialities from grey cattle beef through mangalitza pork to Hungarian beverages. And on the first floor we can find a huge variety of freshly prepared street food. Belvárosi Piac is a new, informal meeting point between countryside and city, which might be a point of interest for tourists as well http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/groceries.and.markets.2/downtown.market
The Klauzál Square Market Hall was built in the place of a burned-down theater in 1897, at the period when the capital was suffering from a market hall fever and opened five market halls. The once imposing structure with three hundred retail outlets was renovated in 1987 and then in 2015. This time the city administration dreamed up a hall with new features and spaces, and the plan came true in October. The building is still accessible through the main entrances at Klauzál Square and Akácfa Street, and customers can go to the brand new mezzanine level by stairs, escalator or elevator. In addition to farmers’ tables and display cabinets, numerous catering units, fine bakeries, as well as traditional artisans and suppliers will await customers seven days a week. We highly recommend to try the pancakes on the frist floor. http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/groceries.and.markets.2/klauzal.square.market.hall
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Klauzál Market Hall
42-48 Akácfa u.
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The Klauzál Square Market Hall was built in the place of a burned-down theater in 1897, at the period when the capital was suffering from a market hall fever and opened five market halls. The once imposing structure with three hundred retail outlets was renovated in 1987 and then in 2015. This time the city administration dreamed up a hall with new features and spaces, and the plan came true in October. The building is still accessible through the main entrances at Klauzál Square and Akácfa Street, and customers can go to the brand new mezzanine level by stairs, escalator or elevator. In addition to farmers’ tables and display cabinets, numerous catering units, fine bakeries, as well as traditional artisans and suppliers will await customers seven days a week. We highly recommend to try the pancakes on the frist floor. http://welovebudapest.com/shops.and.services.1/groceries.and.markets.2/klauzal.square.market.hall
Zara, H&M...
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Váci Street
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Zara, H&M...
http://westend.hu/
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WestEnd City Center
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http://westend.hu/
http://www.arenaplaza.hu/welcome-to-hungarys-most-exciting-shoping-and-leisure-centre/
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Arena Mall
9 Kerepesi út
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http://www.arenaplaza.hu/welcome-to-hungarys-most-exciting-shoping-and-leisure-centre/
MONEY CHANGE
Northline pénzváltó
26 Rákóczi út
MONEY CHANGE
MONEY CHANGE
Exclusive Change
38 Rákóczi út
MONEY CHANGE
LUXURY SHOPS - Andrássy Avenue is the Hungarian Champs-Élysées. It was built for the millennial celebrations of 1896 and connects Városliget and Heroes’ Square to the downtown area. Underneath the widest and most elegant street in Budapest runs the Millennium Underground line. The whole area is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Andrássy Avenue i s divided into four parts. The section between Erzsébet Square and Oktogon is dominated by world-famous luxury brands. In addition to haute-couture parlours, you'll also find the Opera, the “Broadway of Pest”, Liszt Ferenc Square, and the Paris Department Store here. From Oktogon to Kodály Körönd, the avenue is expanded by a service road and a tree-lined walkway on each side. Here, you'll find the House of Terror and residential buildings. The street view slightly changes between Kodály Körönd and Bajza Street, as here the palaces have front yards. From Bajza Street to Heroes' Square there are individual villas surrounded by gardens, similar to Pasarét or Rózsadomb. There are several embassies here, but you will also bump into art galleries and cafés on the way. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/andrassy.avenue
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Andrássy út
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LUXURY SHOPS - Andrássy Avenue is the Hungarian Champs-Élysées. It was built for the millennial celebrations of 1896 and connects Városliget and Heroes’ Square to the downtown area. Underneath the widest and most elegant street in Budapest runs the Millennium Underground line. The whole area is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Andrássy Avenue i s divided into four parts. The section between Erzsébet Square and Oktogon is dominated by world-famous luxury brands. In addition to haute-couture parlours, you'll also find the Opera, the “Broadway of Pest”, Liszt Ferenc Square, and the Paris Department Store here. From Oktogon to Kodály Körönd, the avenue is expanded by a service road and a tree-lined walkway on each side. Here, you'll find the House of Terror and residential buildings. The street view slightly changes between Kodály Körönd and Bajza Street, as here the palaces have front yards. From Bajza Street to Heroes' Square there are individual villas surrounded by gardens, similar to Pasarét or Rózsadomb. There are several embassies here, but you will also bump into art galleries and cafés on the way. http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/andrassy.avenue
Getting Around
M2, tram, bus and sightseeing lines: HOP ON HOP OFF - Big Bus
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Astoria
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M2, tram, bus and sightseeing lines: HOP ON HOP OFF - Big Bus
M2, Tram: 4 and 6, busses
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Blaha Lujza tér
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M2, Tram: 4 and 6, busses
(east) railway station and INTERNATIONAL RAIL TICKET OFFICE http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/keleti_railway_station.en.html
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Keleti Pályaudvar
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(east) railway station and INTERNATIONAL RAIL TICKET OFFICE http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/sights/monuments_of_art/keleti_railway_station.en.html
UNDERGROUND GARAGE - the best price in our area
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Pollack Garage
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UNDERGROUND GARAGE - the best price in our area
(west) railway station
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Nyugati Pályaudvar
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(west) railway station
(south) railway station
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Budapest-Deli railway station
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(south) railway station
AIRPORT
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Budapest Airport
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AIRPORT
http://budapestbike.hu/rent-a-bike/
Budapestbike Kft.
13 Wesselényi Street
http://budapestbike.hu/rent-a-bike/
Avis Car Rental Budapest downtown
26-28 Arany János u.
Europcar Autókölcsönző - Rent a car
7 Erzsébet tér
M3, M4, tram
Kálvin tér M
M3, M4, tram
M1, M2, M3, tram and bus
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Deák Ferenc tér M
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M1, M2, M3, tram and bus
Parks & Nature
The Cogwheel Railway (Fogaskerekű) is yet another peculiarity of public transportation in Budapest. It runs from Városmajor Park up to Széchenyi Hill through the Svábhegy area. The red cars of the Cogwheel Railway are operated by the city's public-transportation authorities, so you can use them with an ordinary single ticket or a pass. Advantages of a journey by the Cogwheel Railway include a nice view of the Buda Hills, and a great access to popular excursion spots: http://welovebudapest.com/culture/experience/cogwheel.railway
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Budapest Cog-wheel Railway
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The Cogwheel Railway (Fogaskerekű) is yet another peculiarity of public transportation in Budapest. It runs from Városmajor Park up to Széchenyi Hill through the Svábhegy area. The red cars of the Cogwheel Railway are operated by the city's public-transportation authorities, so you can use them with an ordinary single ticket or a pass. Advantages of a journey by the Cogwheel Railway include a nice view of the Buda Hills, and a great access to popular excursion spots: http://welovebudapest.com/culture/experience/cogwheel.railway
Formerly a neglected piece of land, the Kopaszi Dam in South Buda was recently transformed into a neat public park thanks to a innovative development project. The ten-acre green area at the Buda side of Rákóczi Bridge provides a magnificent riverside setting for smaller restaurants, cafés, terraces and playhouses as well. It is an ideal place for romantic strolls, playing, sports activities, and relaxation. It is a winner for recreation from spring to autumn, and a must-visit locale for everyone in Budapest: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/kopaszi.dam
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Kopaszi-gát
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Formerly a neglected piece of land, the Kopaszi Dam in South Buda was recently transformed into a neat public park thanks to a innovative development project. The ten-acre green area at the Buda side of Rákóczi Bridge provides a magnificent riverside setting for smaller restaurants, cafés, terraces and playhouses as well. It is an ideal place for romantic strolls, playing, sports activities, and relaxation. It is a winner for recreation from spring to autumn, and a must-visit locale for everyone in Budapest: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/kopaszi.dam
Margaret Island (Margitsziget) is the green heart of Budapest. It lies in the middle of the Danube between Margaret Bridge and Árpád Bridge. Apart from a couple of hotels and sport facilities, there are no buildings on the island - it is a huge green park with promenades and benches, great for a date or a picnic: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/margaret.island
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Margaret Island
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Margaret Island (Margitsziget) is the green heart of Budapest. It lies in the middle of the Danube between Margaret Bridge and Árpád Bridge. Apart from a couple of hotels and sport facilities, there are no buildings on the island - it is a huge green park with promenades and benches, great for a date or a picnic: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/margaret.island
Károlyi-kert is the eldest garden of Budapest city center. Originally, it belonged to the Károlyi family, but nowadays it’s a fenced-in, but public garden designed in French style. It is known for its beautiful plants and flowers, its romantic pathways and its relaxed atmosphere: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/karolyi.kert.karolyi.garden
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Károlyi Garden
16 Károlyi Mihály utca
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Károlyi-kert is the eldest garden of Budapest city center. Originally, it belonged to the Károlyi family, but nowadays it’s a fenced-in, but public garden designed in French style. It is known for its beautiful plants and flowers, its romantic pathways and its relaxed atmosphere: http://welovebudapest.com/budapest.and.hungary/sights.1/karolyi.kert.karolyi.garden
The dripstone-rich cave, the longest one in the Buda Hills and the third longest in the country, is a highly protected natural preservation area since 1944. Its length exceeds 7,200 meters; the vertical dimension is 104 m. The temperature is a constant 11 Celsius, so dress up well, bring hiking boots and expect to climb ladder
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Cave of Paul Valley
162 Szépvölgyi út
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The dripstone-rich cave, the longest one in the Buda Hills and the third longest in the country, is a highly protected natur