Széchenyi Chain Bridge
The bridge is very impressive with its architecture, size and views. It is situated between Buda and Pest-the Eastern and Western parts of the city. It was opened in 1849. There are decorations made of cast iron. I remember the weather was very bad when we were walking, but definitely this bridge is my best memory:)
Budapest Card - The city in your pocket!
The Budapest Card's motto (The whole city in your pocket) says it all! It offers unlimited travel on public transport and free or dicounted entry to 60 museums and to some sights.
It also enables you to do some sightseeing tours for half price and get reduced price tickets for cultural and folklore programmes, discounts in restaurants and spas, for car rental, sports facilities and in many other places.
The services of the card are detailed in a 100-paged, coloured publication in Hungarian, English, German and Italian languages.
This publication introduces the use of the Budapest Card and the servicing enterprices.
(with photo, adress, opening hours, entrance fees and discounts)
for 48 or 72 hours
HUF 6450 for 48 hours
HUF 7950 for 72 hours
Each Card is valid for one adult and one child up to 14 years of age.
More than 250 places in Budapest: main metro ticket offices, tourist information bureaus, travel agencies, hotels and the airport, and abroad at major tour operators, and several representations of Malév Hungarian Airlines.
Infos from: http://www.budapestinfo.hu/en/index.html
Imposing, grand architecture
I've heard Budapest called the Paris of Central Europe and I would imagine that comparison is a result of the wonderful archticture all over the city. Over 30,000 building were destroyed in World War II, but much has been restored and you'll see some amazing scars from the war if you pay close attention to the architectural details.
Liszt,Ferenc:'MUSIC is with us from the BEGINING until the
'Life is a Song - God's Love is the Music';
Photo:Liszt, Ferenc Memorial Museum,Budapest.VI.,
(MORE photoes:SEE my HUNGARY VT page /by mariettz/)
Statue Park is located on the outskirts of Budapest (about 15KM). It has brought 42 communist monuments from the city during the period of transition to democracy.
On arriving at Statue Park you cant help but be bowled over by the giant statues of Lenin and Marks and Engels, that stand proud at the entrance. Marks and Engels was carved from granite quarried at Mauthausen, the Nazi concentration camp, later used by the Soviets.
Inside the grounds there are dozens of statues and memorials brought together for the first time.
This should not be missed.