Houses of Parliment
The Parliament is the largest and most decorative building in the country. It has 10 courts, 29 decorative staircases, 27 gates and the first long distance district heating system in Europe (you can view the legendary crown jewels of King Stephen).
New York Palace Hotel
Formerly the Cafe New York this wonderful building
on Erszebet Korut just off Blaha Ter on the red metro line.
Budapest is a city that gives you a mixed impression.
You can see and feel the history, the sadness of years of communism,
but also the onetime grandeur. You understand why Budapest is also
known as the Paris of Eastern Europe.
Previously shrouded under scaffolding and a dirty black exterior,
visitors 'not in the know' would simply pass by the New York K?v?h?z
without discovering the wonderfully lavish neo-Baroque interior of this
late 19th-century building. Unfortunately, the caf?, which was once the
haunt of Budapest's most famous poets and playwrights, was rammed
unceremoniously by a Russian tank during the 1956 uprising
(it also suffered significant bomb damage during WWII).
Until now the resultant structural damage was deemed too costly to repair.
All that is set to change, however, following the acquisition of the New York Palace
(in which the caf? is housed) by Italian hotel group Boscolo.
Promising to spend 8 Billion HUF on restoration work alone, they are currently
transforming the building into a luxury 235 room, five star hotel.
It should be open again by late spring 2006!!
Erzsebet korut 9-11.
Been here 10 years so I have many memories!
Inside the Szervita church
This is one of the most impressive baroque internals in Budapest. Despite the external renovation wich I have no idea when it will occure, the internals were beautifully refurbished between 1990 and 2002. The altars (each covered by gold) and the paintings are real masterpieces of the XVIII. century baroque architecture.
Budapest,You can see in the...
Budapest,You can see in the centre of the city the metro station 'Blaha Lujza ter'.The Gospel Singers
from Baltimore yesterday (24.July) were singing here
and than we had a RAP (conversation) in the Mac Donald's at the Corner. Next to it is the Busstop number 99.
A natural area to explore.
Gellert Hill is close to Liberty Bridge and it is not really Off The Beaten Path, but you have to use the many paths that are there, to climb to the top. There is a road to the top no doubt for the bus tourists.
There are several places to look at as you climb from the south side starting at the Gellert Hotel an Spa.