Budapest Fovaros Local Customs

  • Budapest Art Nouveau
    Budapest Art Nouveau
    by balhannah
  • Budapest Art Nouveau
    Budapest Art Nouveau
    by balhannah
  • Budapest Art Nouveau
    Budapest Art Nouveau
    by balhannah

Budapest Fovaros Local Customs

  • Hungarian music

    Hungarian music is not necessariliy gypsy music. They do have a great folklore heritage and you will be able to find musicians all around: on the streets, squares and in restaurants - which adds to a fantastic atmosphere. But Hungary is also home of some very famous composers like Franz Liszt, Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly!If you are interested, do...

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  • Hungarian language

    The Hungarian language is something VERY special - very unique in Europe! The only related language is Finnish, but those two languages do not have much in common (except the fact that they are very unique)!I found it extremely difficult to make sense out of the signs and especially the spoken language! But Hungarians are very friendly, so there is...

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  • A small-scale-model for blind tourists

    Mainly for blind tourists you may find a small-scale-model of Matyas-church, the Fisher-Bastion and the monument for king István in front of the church. An inscripition in braille is added as well.In my case it was good to see it, as the biggest part of the church was un-visable because of restoration-works going on.On my picture you may also get...

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  • Gellert Spa / Gellért gyógy fürdö

    Gellertbad / Gellert Spa / Gellért gyógy fürdö is one of the main attractions in Budapest at a place, where already the old Romans found thermal waters.The spa as you see it today dates back to the year 1911 and has plenty of great Art Nouveau-decorations all over the building, in the entrancehall (see my picture) and swimming-halls.In the same...

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  • August 20th & St.Stephen's reliquies

    Every year on August 20th a special procession will be held in St.Stephen's Basilika :Saint Istvan was canonized in the year 1083. Since then every year on august 20th - the nameday of Saint Istvan, all poor people had the right to go to Szekesfehervar on that holyday ,in order to have an audience with the king. At the same day there was a...

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  • IBUSZ - travelagency in Parizsi udvar

    IBUSZ was the travelagency owned by the Hungarian state already in Communiste times and it still exists and might in some cases be the best place to get informations about remote places in Hungary and all of the former east-bloc countries.I mainly took a closer look at them, because they have this lovely decorations at the entrance of their shop in...

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  • Paris Court / Parizsi udvar

    Paris Court / Parizsi udvar is a shopping-centre and appartment-house dating back to the year 1911.It still looks impressive from outside and is well worth to walk through the Art-Nouveau-arcades, made in neo-gothic and partly bycantinian style. At some places it has domes, arcades and fancy ornaments and there it looks rather like a church than a...

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