This busy but very nice street leads to the Varosliget park. We got off the metro at Vorosmarty station to visit the House of Terror museum and decided to walk up Andrassy Road to the park to take in... more
Statue Park is a very interesting place that allows visitors to get a glimpse of what life was like in communist Hungary. All of these statues were at one time in downtown Budapest, but in the early... more
Cave church (Sziklatemplom) is a strange catholic church dedicated to St.Istvan that dates from 1926.
The weird thing about it is the fact that it’s actually a cave on Gellert Hill that was turned... more
A stunning piece of architecture awaits those arriving at Budapest's Western (Nyugati) Station. It was built in 1877 at the end of Hungary's first train line. The architect was Gustave Eiffel, the... more
One morning we decided to walk up the Castle hill in Buda and visit the numerous attractions and monuments there. If you cross Danube from chain bridge you will be at Clark Adam ter. From here you can... more
This beautiful palace located on Budapest's Grand Boulevard (in the Erzsébet korut section) was completed in 1895 to house the offices of the New York Life Insurance Company. The offices were located... more
A Cold December last year just a few days before Christmas, one of my former students Agi gave me a call and said that a new baby Orangutan had arrived and her friend working at the zoo said we could... more
This is a very moving memorial to the Jewish adults and children who were massacred on this spot by the Fascist Arrow Cross Regime in Hungary during the second world war. The victims were taken to... more
If spending the holidays in Budapest it's well worth seeing this elegant and festive program held in the beautiful, neo-baroque Danube Palace, home theater of the Danube Symphony Orchestra.
It's a... more
Museum of Fine Arts(Szepmuveszeti ) opened its gates in 1906 on a beautiful building in neoclassical style with a temple like façade with Corinthian columns, actually it’s a copy of Zeus temple in... more
I thought it was a rather small collection considering it is a national museum. Though it was fairly chronological it was a bit hard to follow since so little of the exhibition had any description in... more
Gul Baba was a Turkish poet who is rumored to have brought roses to Hungary. Some mystery shrouds his death, but we know he died in 1541. Gul Baba's tomb was constructed by the Ottomans and is found... more
Budapest has its own little theatre district a block away from the Opera on Nagymező utca. It's known sometimes as Budapest's Broadway, and contains on a short stretch of the street some of the... more
The Elizabeth bridge (Erzsébet híd) was right by my hostel. As i get up quite early I went walking around and got a real nice view of local life. People walking across the bridge to their jobs on the... more
This 1200 meter long system of caves and cellars welcomes visitors with historic walls and mysterious attractions. The Labyrinth together with the Buda Castle is a part of the World Heritage.
Hungarian national gallery (Magyar nemzeti galleria) is a great museum that is housed in the central wing of the Royal Palace of Buda castle.
The museum was founded in 1957 and moved here in 1975.... more
This square in the northern district of Pest's centre, just south of the Parliament building was created after the Hapsburg barracks were demolished. Nowadays the square is very nice, green and... more
-->...of course the Gerbaud building wich is one of Budapest`s symbolic architectual landmarks. It was founded in 1870 by Henrik Kugler. This confectioner from Sopron constructed this building and... more
Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd ) was the less attractive bridge in the city center so we didn’t walk on it although we were close enough when we visited the Gellert Baths (that face the bridge).
It’s a... more
It doesn't sound fascinating does it - the Museum of Ethnography? You'd be suprised though. It's actually quite an interesting place showcasing traditional ways of living in the Hungarian part of the... more
What a fantastic town!!!! There are no words to descrive all the marvels of this fantastic town, the capital of the nice Hungary, located on the Danube River.
I spend three full day in this city and...
Budapest - a once exotic city far away in the east. Now I live here.
When I first heard of Budapest it was hidden behind the Iron Curtain. A friend of mine fought through the mountain of red tape to...