It was open in 1922. Supported the construction of the cinema's first loans of the banking system, and all along was interested in directing, demonstrating the potential for this business.
One of the largest cinema, a separate building that serves as a cinema since its founding. Almost all major political change left its mark on history.
I was at Fogasház where I went with my local friends. This is a place in the city centre in one of the back street Akácfa utca. It's a big house where the inner courtyard and the first floor used for a bar and a party place. At night awsome DJs play. Lot of young people dance till 4 am. The prices of the drinks are ok and have free wi-fi.
There are interesting paintings and photos on the walls, and when I was there some film screening was going on too.
We went back in the morning to look around and turns out you can rent bikes. So we did that for the day to look around in Budapest.
Dress Code: as you like
2. The New York Palace. This building recieved it`s great illumination when the latest renovation was made, between 2002 and 2006. Altough this building is very attractive also by day, but at night, when it`s fully lit up, becomes beyond every doubt the most breathtaking sight of the whole Gran Boulevard (Nagykörút). See also my Things to do tip to know how does it look like by day.
Budapest at night in my opinion is Budapest with all its best. Charming lights everywhere, nice panoramas, especially looking at Parliament, Castle of Buda, Chain Bridge.
We had nice time on the boat watching all the main sights of night Budapest.
If you are in Budapest with a lover then a walk along the waterfront and through its small streets is something that shouldn't be missed. It was one of our favourite things to do while in Budapest. The city is wonderfully illuminated at night, my wife and I found it terribly romantic. Kiss one another while you slowly stroll along the waterfront or sit at one of its many benches. Here you will not only fall in love with Budapest but also fall deeper in love with each other.
Dress Code: Wear whatever you like or nothing at all.
Pick a nice clear evening and sit out in St Stephen's Square (Szent Istvan Ter) with a drink or a coffee and watch the world go by in front of St Stephen's Basilica. The basilica is very near Erzsebet Ter and Deak Ferenc Ter, and therefore close to many of the major hotels on the Pest side of the river. We sat out after visiting the Duna Palota (Danube Palace) for a Folk music & dance concert. It was stll very busy so good for people watching too. There are a number of cafes and bars along Zrinyi U. and the square.
Dress Code: Great thing about this activity is that you don't have to get dressed up, unless you want to of course.
In the center of Budapest, especially in the 7th district there are a couple of mostly open air places which are quite popular both among Hungarians and visitors lately.
They are located in the gardens of old residential houses, which are not used at the moment, some of them might even be under deconstruction soon...
This are right now (until the good weather lasts) the best places to go, if You want to have a drink, talk to friends, listen to music, and also - at some of the places - if You want to dance .
They are not easy to find at first, but just go to the Synagogue (Dohány street) and ask anyone about them (or ask me :)!
The places are rapidly changing sometimes. There are some who are thankfully alive since years now, like "Szimpla Kert" (7th district, Kazinczy u. 14.), but there are some old ones who disappeared unfortunately, due to the local governments regulations usually.
There is also "Corvin tető" which is just off Blaha Lujza square, at the roof of the ex-Corvin department store.
And then there is also the A38 boat on the Danube at the Petofi Bridge, "cha-cha-cha terasz", "Holdudvar" and others on the Margaret Island, and so many more!! :)
Dress Code: Whatever you want to wear is just fine :)
Length: 3 hours. Assemble place: Deak Terenc Square. 8:00 pm. daily. E-ticket can be printed at www.reserve123.com/. 2 hours night stroll at important sights in the city with a tourist guide & 1 hour boat cruise at Danube River. It costs US 35.95=EUR 22. Highlights of the Trour:Tour conducted in English. Enchanting Hungarian Legend. Stories on the best illuminated sight. All the best photo Stop for that perfect picture. Does not include entry to any sihgts.
Budapest is very beautiful at night.
One of the most beautiful things is to see the Danube area , with buda castle , the parliament and the lights around.
The promenade is lovely , there are restaurants , people walking , a lot of people taking pictures.
Dress Code: it can be a little bit cold , so take a sweater
There is a city in Hungary, called Veszprém, wich has a very nice castle. This castle is allways photographed from a Viaduct, while from the opposit direction is much nicer. The same worths to the Royal palace in Buda. Peolple allways photograph it from the Danube, while from the other direction, from the Naphegy (sun hill) it is much more spectacular. From this place you can have an idea, how colossal this palace is. Maybe it`s a bit tiresome climbing this (not really high) hill, but I suggest you to do it, `coz it`s absolutely worthwile.
As you can see, the whole reconstruction of the Matthias Church has already begun. Hopefully, in 2010 this world famous church will be in a perfect shape. On the photos you can see views of the Church from the different sides of the Fishermen`s bastion, at night, of course:)
As walking towards Margit bridge on Danube bank, we found few restaurant ships, and we picked up 'The Spoon" - as there was wroten launge bar. There was surprisingly many people, most of them were foreigners. The most exciting there were big windows with great wiev of night Buda side. Just stunning. Donno as for food, but cold drinks were there quite good and for proper value. A perfect place for romantic dinner.
Heroes' Square is a must see sight when you visit Budapest, so you can find a lot of interesting facts about it in your guidebook. As there are two museums at both sides (Museum of Fine Arts, Art Gallery), peolpe usually visit there during the day. My recommendation is to visit here by night as it it nice enlightened and have a beautiful atmosphere. On thursdays, the Museum of Fine Arts is open till 10pm as well.
As I said in the Elisabeth square tip (see things to do tips), the Danubius fountain is considered one of the finest fountains in Budapest. You can find it in a Park near the Basilica.
Here is a nice night shot of this important monument.
However in the second World war the Maria Magdalena church was havily damaged wich was a good excuse for the communists to demolish the nave***, fortunately the only part stayed almost intact, the bell tower, was restored and it recieved a great night illumination.
Don`t miss it! It`s very spectacular by night!
***In fact, even the reconstruction planes had been made, but then in 1948 came the comunists and rákosi, the arrant communist leader ordered personally the destruction.