City Hostel Pest

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Raday utca 43, Budapest, 1092, Hungary
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by WhiteMughal

My wife's a former Hungarian dancer and we have lots of Hungarian-American friends who perform social dances. So for years we've talked about seeking a tanchaz in Budapest. Are there many? Do they dance all nights of the week, only on weekends, or what? We might well visit the city and would go where traditional Hungarian dance is done if it exists.

Re: Tanchaz

by WhiteMughal

Guess no dancers here. But I did find this. Long list of Tanchaz clubs:

Re: Tanchaz

by tamasbr

Here are two links that might be of interest to you; is a Budapest dance organization with programmes nearly every night of the week.
And also, every district in Budapest has a "Improvement Centre" and there are hundreds of programmes to choose from - here is their link

Re: Tanchaz

by WhiteMughal

Great. Adding to my travel guide.

Re: Tanchaz

by Hilde_K


have a look at my pages.
I'm dntirely into Táncház (dancehouse)
if you need more info, let me know!


Re: Tanchaz

by WhiteMughal

I feel lucky to find someone here who knows this bit of culture. I have Hungarian friends where I live and we have a Hungarian folk dance group that performs frequently. That's why I know about tanchaz. Actually, my wife was once a performer of Hungarian dance. That's why both of us are so interested in a trip to Budapest. In 2007, when we went to Bulgaria, I probably would have lobbied for a trip to Budapest instead. But the tour company charged about 50 percent more for Hungary. And my wife considered Bulgaria as a more than suitable substitute. She's now made 3 trips to Bulgaria. If money were available, I think she'd be there every year indefinitely. But I've said I'll only pay the bill if the trip is Hungary. I've seen Bulgaria, and now I want to add Hungary to my "places I've been" portfolio. I cook Hungarian food. I love Hungarian music. Sebestien Marta is one of my most-loved musicians from anywhere.

Travel Tips for Budapest

The all important WC

by Heniko

LOL, this section is called my favourite thing.....OK yes this is my favourite, but seriously it should be called the least favourite...Asthere are relatively few public toilets exist in Buda or Pest, locals and tourists alike use the restrooms in caf?s and restaurants. Quite often a small fee of 60-70 HUF is paid to an attendant after using the facilities.
But luckily, the proliferation of shopping malls downtown (including Mammut, Mom Park, Millennium Center and the WestEnd Center) mean that never you're too far away from clean, well-maintained toilet facilities.
So remember that, when you are downing all those drinks...make sure there is a WC near!!!!

Walking Tour I: Gellert Hill to Heroes Square

by antistar

This is a great way to start your tour of Budapest. You get to see the great city with stunning vistas from the top of Gellert Hill before traversing the city in a sight-laden journey, finishing in the iconic Heroes Square. Barely a few hundred meters will pass without seeing something of interest.

1. Take tram #49 to the Gellert Ter stop. Here you will see the grand Gellert Hotel and it's famous hot spring baths.
2. Walk up Gellert Hill dropping into the Cave Church on the way up.
3. Enjoy the breath-taking views from the Citadella at the top of the hill.
4. Return down the hill to Gellert Ter, and then walk across the green Liberty Bridge to Pest.
5. After the bridge you will see, on your right, the Great Market Hall with its impressive Zsolnay tiling.
6. Avoiding Vaci Utca, keep walking straight on. You'll pass through Kalvin Ter, and then past the grand old National Museum.
7. Onwards past Astoria, and a tiny detour down Dohany Utca will see you standing in front of the biggest Synagogue in Europe: The Great Synagogue
8. Return to Karoly Krt., and continue up through Deak Ter. Take a right up the glamourous Andrassy Ut. You could easily sidetrack here to the Basilica, but that's best left to another walk and another approach.
9. On your left as you walk up Andrassy Ut is the National Opera House, then shortly after is the popular and distinctive House of Terror Museum
10. You might want to take a break in one of the excellent cafes on Jokai ter, or take a quick trip up Andrassy Ut on the antique M1 Metro line, the oldest line in continental Europe. Jump on at Oktagon but get off at Bajza Utca for three tree lined boulevard where most of Hungary's embassies lie.
11. At the end of Andrassy Ut you will find yourself in Heroes Square.

After this long journey you can now relax in the City Park, or soak up the culture in the two excellent art museums, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Art.

That's almost 5km of street walking crammed with sights. And if the walking gets too much, rest your feet on the 49 tram (until Deak Ter) and the M1 metro (all along Andrassy Ut).

Inside the Szent Teréz church

by 1courage

Also this church has only one big and wide nave and it`s the classical style to dominate the internals.

All the altars and even the organ were built in a very homogenic style with tympanons and- countrary to the other churches of the city-we don`t find any frescos inside. Nevertheless it`s perfect the way it is.

The main altar was created by one of the most important hungarian classical architects, Mihály Pollack, while the altar paintings are work of the artist József Ágost Schöfft.

The huge chandelier dates back to 1832 and it was transfered from the old Pest Redout. In fact, the classical Redout (now there is a romantical one at the same place-see things to do tip) was destroyed by the austrian admiral Heintzi like most of the classical houses on the Pest danube bend in 1848.

Korsos,Pohars and Kegli's

by biggeorge

Beers come in three sizes in Budapest.
A pohar is a half ,a korso is a pint and a kegli is two pints ( usually served in a porcelain mug ) ,learning these saves a lot of pointing and hand gestures and avoids the eternal shame of sitting in a pub drinking a half.

Day Trip To Vac

by rich104

If you are in Budapest for a short time but would like to get out of the city for just a morning or afternoon then nip off to Vac. Only about half an hour by non stop train for just a few pounds.

First impression is that its like any other small town and it would be easy to simply move on. If you walk through the main shopping street you will eventually come to an area where there's an archeological dig. Cross over the main road and look down one of the side roads and at the end you will see water. The Danube. From here on it's a jewel!

There is a great sweep at the river at this point with a quiet roadside path which extends to a peacefull green area. Interestingly there's a little car ferry which crosses the river here.

Just back from the river is an open air swimming pool, some quality tennis courts (not sure whether they are private) and a few cafes for refreshment. Behind is the old part of the town which is mainly residential with fine old cottages and a large church. All well kept but with a natural feel and quite sufficient to loose an hour or so.

I was there on a warm September day and saw no tourists at all so it could be a great "get away from it all".

Trains run from Nyugati palyaudvar (palyaudvar = station) which was designed by Gustav Eiffel and is alongside Nyugati metro station on line 3. Also here is the large Westend City Center shopping mall so you can get back into the swing of things after your day out!


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