Take at least 3 days for the...
Take at least 3 days for the city.
It has 2 parts: Buda (the Castle, Fishermen Bastion and Mathias Church) on the left of Danube, and Pest (where people live, commertial shops, the Parliament,etc.)
By the way, go to a Thermal Bath. The wonderful Danube view from the Castle (Fishermen Bastion), with the Parliement in the scene.
My Friends In Budapest...
Here, I'm showing some friends that I met while I was in Budapest ! It was a truly pleasant stay with the locals being helpful, albeit mis-communications sometimes.
The photo showing Alain (he's French but living in Budapest for years now so the Hungarian life seems to seep in to him); Pointing to something there at one of the Turkish Baths that we went to...
FOOD AND DRINKS
Hungarian goulash (gulyas) is a thick beef soup cooked with onions and potatoes and usually eaten as a main course. What we think of as goulash is actually ‘porkolt’, meat stewed with onions and paprika, the addition of sour cream makes the dish, whatever it may be, paprikas. Pork is the most common meat dish.
Cabbage is an important vegetable in Hungary, either stuffed (toltott kaposzta) or made into a thick cabbage soup (kaposzta leves). Other delicacies include goose liver (libamaj) prepared in a variety of ways and roast goose leg (sult libacomb). Chicken paprika (csirke paprikas served with tiny dumplings (galuska) is always a crowd-pleaser.
Fisherman’s soup (halaszle) is a rich mixture of several kinds of poached fish, tomatoes, green peppers and paprika.
It’s a meal in itself. Lake Balaton pike-perch (fogas) is generally served breaded and fried or grilled.
Noodle dishes with cheese like sztrapacska go well with fish dishes. Strudel (retes) is a layered pastry filled with apple, cherry, poppyseed, curd or cheese. Look out for langos, fried dough eaten with garlic, salt, cheese and sour cream. It’s a very popular snack.
Some dishes for vegetarians to request are rantott sajt (fried cheese), gombafejek rantva (fried mushroom caps), gombaleves (mushroom soup), gyumolcsleves (fruit soup), sajtoskenyer (sliced bread with soft cheese) and turoscsussza (Hungarian pasta with cheese).
Bableves (bean soup) sometimes contains meat. Pancakes/crepes (palacsinta) may be made with cheese (sajt), mushrooms (gomba), nuts (dio) or poppy seeds (mak).
Fuveszkert Botanic Garden (I&V)
Fuveszkert Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Hungary. It was founded in 1771 and moved to its current place, on the estate of the Festetics family in 1847. Nowadays it belongs to ELTE University. The garden is one of the venues of the famous Ferenc Molnar’s novel "Paul Street Boys", probably the one that had changed the least. Since 1960 it has become a nature conservation area of national value, with 7,000 species and variety of plants. Tropical and subtropical plants are housed in the monument building of Palm-House (Palmahaz) built in the 19th century. Although not very spacious, Fuveszkert Botanic Garden is very pleasant and cosy place. It is must-see for those interested in botanic or those who like novel "Paul Street Boys".
Fuveszkert Botanic Garden is located in Illes street No. 25.
Gellert Hill and a secluded place.
There is a slight but constant background noise of traffic on the roads below the steep sides of Gellert Hill, but the grove of trees gives this young artist a peaceful place to practice for an up coming event.
Or maybe just to play for his own satisfaction and pleasure.
I did not disturb the artist.