visit the fantastic Turkish...
visit the fantastic Turkish baths that are found all over the city. They are a real must for anyone coming to Budapest. There are so many to choose from, some dating back hundreds of years. The baths are said to contain minerals with healing properties and having spent considerable time in several I could feel the vitality running through my body. The view of the Chain bridge and Parliment buildings lit up at night from across the river. It is a magical view that I shall never forget.
Inside the Saint Anna church
The interiors of the Saint Anna`s church is not at all typical. Instead of the long nave of a typical baroque church you see here a big oval space, in a form of a cross.
The main altar was created by Károly Bebo in the 1770`s. In this case there is no altar painting; you see fabulous marble statues instead. The church, due to the devastation of the earthquake was consacrated only in 1805. In this period also the baroque organ stood here. As I already written in the Things to do tips, the Closter of the Carmelites in the Buda castle was transformed into theatre by Joseph II the austrian emperor. The main altar was transported to Sárospatak, while the organ was brought into this church, where you find it til today. Sure, it was reconstructed several times. First in the XIX. century and than decades after the second world war. In 1945 the choir was hit by a bomb and it`s place remained empty until 1980. Also the huge ceiling-fresco, work of Pál Molnár dates to this period.
use local language where possible.
if your English, don't be a typical brit and make no effort to learn some of the language. just "thank you" and "please" will do. It makes a difference.
also, if you already know German, it's a bonus as for some reason here people know german. So use that when English is no good.
'1000 YEARS of HUNGARY and...
'1000 YEARS of HUNGARY and CHRISTIANITY in it in 2000'
FIREWORKS LIVE BRODCAST
on SUNDAY 20th AUGUSTUS 2000;
(On the Photo Hungary,Budapest a day before:August 19)
Pacific time:12.00pm; Easter time:15.00pm; Europe/Budapest:21.00pm
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Please see the FIREWORK in NORTH AMERICA,SOUTH AMERICA,MIDDLE AMERICA,AFRICA,ASIA,MIDDLE EAST,
This is a special Hungarian thing. In the 70s many housing estates were built in a modern style, you know, socialist style, etc. They are not too popular today. But many NEW housing estates are being built, that look almost like the old ones, but they are very expensive, and only rich people can live here.
In every town/district etc. you can find a whole bunch of "Wohnheim"s being built