The Szent László church-fantastic!
When I created my Budapest churches tips I couldn`t decide, wich one to put to the first place. Than I selected this church wich is undoubtly a unique architectual masterpiece. I could have put this church to the off the beaten path tips because you find it in the suburbs, in Kőbánya, wich is surely not the most scenic part of the city. However that little old centre where you find this church is very lovely.
The church was built on plans of the great master, Ödön Lechner, the architect of the Museum of Applied Arts (see things to do tips) and of the Geogrphical institute (see off the beaten path tip).
The consacrtation ceremony was held on Easter 1897. Lechner unified romanesque, gothic renassaince, baroque, persian and of course hungarian folcloristic elements. This makes the Szent László church unique and unparaleled. To be noticed the Zsolnai pyrogranite ceramics wich -like at the Matthias church and other Art neuveau buildings- cover the rooftops, and the Róth Miksa stained glass windows wich were completely restored in 2001. Near the church you find a beautiful sculpture, named the Mother withthe crying baby whos photo I will add later.
Well, maybe this monument is a bit far away from the city centre, but if you`re a fan of the fine ecclesiastical Art, this visit is absolutely recomended.
Budapest is a great city for walking
What better way to spend a day than walking around a new city. I love taking my time stopping to look at interesting buildings, people going about their day, children playing, pets running in the park and doing some shopping at the intesting shops along the way.
Budapest is a great city to walk in. By city standards it is quite compact and easy to navigate.
Unicum is the national drink of Hungary. It is a digestive drink made from 40 different herbs. After a heavy dinner, Unicum is suggested to help digestion. If your stomach needs some help, Unicum can help you.
Open air Ice skating
In winter, when attractions park is not working, as amusement starts to work big old openair skating rink. At day time and evenings there all time lots of people, even when it was +5 and was raining, people still were having fun there. Its very beutiful in the evenings, when lightings start to work and light up a castle in the nearby. You can rent skates there, but, as I know, you will need to leave your ID to guarantee you will gave them back...
Great any other time than Sziget Festival
Also known as Hajógyári Sziget (shipyard Island).
This oasis in the middle of the River Danube is a great
alternative to Margit Island as long as you avoid the
"Budapest Woodstock" in the beginning of August
called Sziget Festival.
HOW TO GET THERE
The southern extent of Óbuda Island,
the northern-most of the two islands in the
River Danube in central Budapest.
The bridge to the island is the extension to Mozaik St,
while via public transport,
take the suburban train (HÉV) five stops north from
Batthyány tér to Filatorigát station and walk over the bridge.