Budapest Fovaros Off The Beaten Path

  • Children's Choir
    Children's Choir
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    Mauthausen Martyrs Monument
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  • Mauthausen Martyrs Monument
    Mauthausen Martyrs Monument
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Budapest Fovaros Off The Beaten Path

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    Budapest Off The Beaten Path

    There are three publicly accessible caves belonging to the largest cave system in Hungary. They are all situated in Budapest's 2nd district, called Rózsadomb, which is located in the north-western part of the city (on the Buda side). They can be reached by public bus line no. 65. The "main" one is called Szemlö-hegyi-barlang ("Freckle hill cave")....

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  • Lovely architecture all over Budapest

    All over Budapest you will see a lot of great buildings with beautiful architecture, although they will mostly not be mentioned in any guidebook at all.Just click on my picture and see the great details of this lovely building with nice mosaiques on the facade, not far from the big synagoge / Dohany utca Zsinagoga.I especially like the small...

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  • University-church / Egyetemi templom

    University-church / Egyetemi templom is certainly the most beautiful baroque church in Budapest !This church was built instead of a turkish mosque, as soon as the turques had to give up Budapest.At the main altar you may see a copy of the "Black Madonna" of Tschenstochau in Poland dating back to the year 1720.The paintings at the ceiling are made...

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  • The Serbian Church / Szerb templom

    The Serbian Church / Szerb templom in Pest dates back to the year 1698 when there was a large serbian colony in Budapest. The church was built by Andreas Mayerhofer and has a beautiful Ikonostase by Károly Sterios.It is a pity that the church was under restoration, while I was there in jan. 2005.The church and the small park around it is somehow...

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  • Péterffy-Palais / Péterffy palota

    Péterffy-Palais / Péterffy palota is a good excample of a small palais built in the 18th century, when Pest was still surrounded by the medieval townwall. When you click on my picture you will see the chain at the entrance of the palais, it is necessary, because the level of the building is about 1 meter lower than all the other - more modern -...

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  • The University-library / Egyetemi...

    The University-library / Egyetemi könyvtár is not far from Klothilden-palace and Elisabeth-bridge.On my picture you may see the entrance-hall of the Library that dates back to the year 1637 but the building you see today was built by Antal Szklaniczky and Henrik Koch between 1873 and 1876.Umong other precious book they have 11 handwritten books of...

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  • The mainchurch of Pest

    Close to Klothildenpalace and next to the Elisabethbridge / Erzsébet hid you will see this rather small church, beeing the main church of Pest / Innerstädtische Pfarrkirche / Belvárosi plébániatemplom in the street Marcius 15.tér.This church dates back to the 12th century and looks really beautiful from inside. You may enter it freely and without...

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  • Palais Drechsler - opposite of the Opera

    Just opposite of the Budapest Opera I saw this interesting building, that reminded me a lot of a gothic castle or a palazzo in Venice , but in fact it was built by Ödön Lechner for the Central administration of the railways.Then it became a ballet-school and at the moment it will be totally restored and transferred into a luxury hotel.Luxury hotels...

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  • The memorial for the victims of the...

    Behind the big Synagoge you will see this monument inside a court, memorizing the victims of the Holocaust.Imre Varga was the architect of that monument, built in 1990.Next to the Synagoge you may also visit a jewish museum and the area, where the house stood, where Theodor Herzl ( 1860-1904) was born. Theodor Herzl was a Hungarian Philosopher and...

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  • Arany-János-Theatre / Arany János...

    Arany-János-Theatre / Arany János színház is in a sidestreet almost opposite of the Opera , but easily to be overseen.Have a look at my picture-combination for the outstanding Art Deco-architecture of this building.On the right, below you may see the unique facade that attracted my attention and so I found this place accidentially.I could go into...

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  • Postsparkasse / Postatakarékpénztár

    Postsparkasse / Postatakarékpénztár is one of the beautiful buildings in Budapest, that you almost cannot see from the street.This lovely Art Nouveau building was made for the Postal-bank in 1899-1902 by Ödön Lechner and belongs to the National Bank today.You may get inside :Monday-Friday 09.00a.m.-01.00p.m.Wintertime and late in the afternoon is a...

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  • House of Photography - the great...

    The interior of the "House of Photography" looks also very nice with great iron stairs. lovely stucco-works and chandeliers.You may walk up on 1st floor (USA:2nd floor) freely and without restrictions, then you have to pay an entrancefee to see the various exhibitions.Unfortunately the house was under restoration, when I was there.The ordinary...

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  • House of Photography / Manó Mai

    House of Photography / A Magyar Fotografusok Háza is an interesting building not very far from the opera.Emanuel Mai (1855-1917) was K&K Hoffotograph ( the official photographer at the royal court).In 1878 he opened his first shop for photography and soon became a famous and well-payed Photo-artist and Hungary's best childen-photographer.In 1894 he...

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  • The Orthodoxe Synagoge / Zsinagóga

    The Orthodoxe Synagoge was one of the early buildings of the famous Austrian architect Otto Wagner.The orthodox synagoge was built, when the jewish population grew fast in the second half of the 19th century.It was almost completely destroyed in WW II and only partly restored afterwards. From outside it looks nice already, but the interior will...

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  • The interior of the big synagoge

    When you enter the big synagoge, you will first see a sign with "NO photography & Video !!"But then you pass by a man selling brochures and asking for your ticket and he will give you the permission to take pics, against a free donation into one of his boxes.I gave 200 forint (0,8 Euros) and he was happy, and I was happy, too, as the interior is...

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  • The big synagoge / Dohany utca Zsinagoga

    In 1783 the jews were allowed to settle in Pest by a law of the Austrian emperor Joseph II. They never had to live there in a Ghetto, but certain parts of the town were not allowed for them.The big Synagoge dates back to the year 1857 and has the main area for men and 2 seperate floors on top for the women, giving 1492 seats for men and 1472 seats...

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  • Go to see the Chinese market

    Check out the Chinese market in K?b?nyai ?t! It is a bustling place, teeming with people buying and selling cheap-cheap-cheap stuff. Always wanted a pair of fake Nikes? Fake Russian Army furhats or binos? Or do you want to stock up on instant noodles and weird veggies? Then this is the place to go :-)How to get there:Bus No. 9 from Deak Ferenc ter,...

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  • Summer Concerts and Performances

    During the summer holidays there are concerts, dance- and music performances at the Rock tó Café in Orcy kert on a daily basis. Most of them are free, for some there is an entry fee to the café area, it's an outdoor-place.If you want to save money, bring your own drinks and listen to the music from across the lake, but the café is quite nice,...

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