Budapest Fovaros Things to Do

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Budapest Fovaros Things to Do

  • Buda Castle - Budavar

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    It was noon when we came across the changing of the Guards in front of the Hungarian Presidential Palace. The crowd watching wasn't that big, although I imagine the crowds would swell in high season. The palace is called Sandor Palota (Alexander Palace), and is located by the Funicular. The display was quite small compared to displays I had seen...

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  • Fisherman Bastion - Halaszbastya

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    I love equestrian statues and here in Budapest I found many beauties! One I found that really impressed me, was located between Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion. Standing atop a massive white ornate pedestal, is the bronze statue of the first christian king of Hungary, St. Stephen. He is shown mounted on a beautifully sculpted horse,...

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  • St. Stephen's Basilica - Szent Istvan...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    St. Stephen's Basilica is visited by many to see the relic of St. Stephen. THE HOLY RIGHT.......... It all began with the death of King St Stephen. After his death, times were turbulent, so the marble sarcophagus containing the embalmed and mummified corpse in the Basilica, was taken out of the scarcophagus and hidden in the tomb under the...

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  • Heroes' Square - Hosok tere

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Now we are having a look at the RH side colonnade. These statues are of # 1 John Hunyadi - Hajdú soldiers defeat the imperial forces # 2 Matthias Corvinus - Matthias with his scholars #3 István Bocskay - Hajdú soldiers defeat the imperial forces #4 Gabriel Bethlen - Bethlen concludes a treaty with Bohemia # 5 Imre Thököly - The battle of...

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  • Gellert Baths - Gellert Furdo

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    Ticket price on weekdays with small locker = 4,900huf(child=3,100). Weekends with locker=5,100huf .(20% discount with Budapest card) If you need private cabin plus 400huf. Private cabin means that you will have your own private changing room to get changed and keep your bath gear, and other items,otherwise we have to change among other people but...

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  • Market Hall - Grand Market Hall -...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Budapest's Central Market Hall is housed in a majestic building originally built in 1896 and completely restored in 1999. It's a great place to go if you're looking for souvenirs - the first floor is filled with booths that sell local produce (so how about bringing some paprika back home?), while booths on the second floor specialize in local arts...

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  • Gellert Hill - Gellert Hegy - Citadella

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Gellert Hill, near the Elizabeth Bridge, is some-where I hoped to return to. Unfortunately, as in many big cities, there is too much to see in the allotted time, so I missed out. Gellért Hill is approx 140 metres high, and gets it name from Bishop Gellért Sagredo, known for spreading the word of Christianity throughout Hungary. There is a legend...

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  • Szechenyi Bath - Szechenyi furdo

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    This is such an amazing experience, you shouldn't miss it! Being there in the middle of a freezing January, I really fancied relaxing in a hot bath, but little did I realise that some of the pools are outside! We bought tickets only to the outdoor pools, not including the saunas etc inside, since it was cheaper, but it was plenty.The 3 pools are...

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  • Parliament - Orszaghaz

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Probably one of the most talked about buildings in Budapest! As it is situated on Pest's riverbank, I had a very good view of the magnificent building from the Boat, another from land, although I couldn't see much because of scaffolding and covers. These were here as they were cleaning the building, and what a good job they were doing. Looking at...

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  • Mathias Church - Mátyás-templom

    4 out of 5 stars

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    I thought the exterior of Matthias Church was outstanding - Well, the interior was even better! How do I describe the interior of this magnificently decorated Church? Unique, elaborate, magnificent, exotic - You will just have to come and see for yourself the oriental interior with the elaborately detailed gilt walls. There are beautiful lights,...

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  • House of Terror Museum - Terror Haza...

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    A feeling of sadness has descended upon me as I think about writing on this museum. You see, I am thinking about what I saw and read about the people who were kept captive, beaten, starved, tortured and killed in this building, by members of two of Hungary's most frightening regimes - the Nazis in the early 1940's, and the Soviets, until 1956....

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  • Synagogue - Dohány Street Central...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    We are still at the Great Synagogue, now making my way to the back where the Raoul Wallenberg Memory Park is located. Here, I found some interesting pieces, the stand-out being the "TREE OF LIFE." The Tree is a large metal sculpture, made from stainless steel and silver- It was really sparkling in the bright sunshine. It resembles a weeping...

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  • Cruise on the Danube

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    We happened to be by the Vigado Wharf and noticed Boat cruises - departing soon! Our mind was quickly made up, our tickets were bought and we were on the boat. As it happened, this boat cruise was operated by the Giraffe Hop on/off Bus tours that include a free cruise. We were not part of that package, so paid for the cruise separately. The boat...

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  • Margharet Island - Margit-Sziget

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    Cast adrift in the Danube, the floating green lungs of Budapest is Margaret Island. It's the perfect summer get away when the temperatures soar, and a year round haven for joggers, walkers, and all kinds of athletes. In fact it's so popular with joggers, it can be considered jogger hell for those who are taking a more leisurely walk around the...

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  • Opera - Hungarian State Opera House -...

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    I had hoped to see the interior of the Opera House, but on asking about times of tours, I found there were only two, and that was at 3 & 4pm - This didn't suit. Well, at least I could see the opulent foyer, with its marble columns, gilded vaulted ceiling, beautiful murals that depict the 9 Muses and the chandeliers. As going to the opera was a...

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  • Chain Bridge -Szecheny Lanchid

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Surprising to learn that before this bridge opened in 1849 there was no permanent bridge linking Buda and Pest. The passage was on pontoons which were removed before winter as the river carries ice in winter. There are a few bridges in Europe connecting two rivers banks and that are real works of art. I know three: the bridge of St. Angelo in...

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  • Budapest by Night

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    Among the main touristic assets of Budapest are the illuminations all the year. It has been written here that Budapest is better at night than in daytime and it is true. The major illuminations are those on the Buda side of the Castle, the Fisherman Bastion and Matthias church, further to the north near the Batthyany Ter the St. Anna church. On the...

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  • Thermal Baths

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    You have to go to one of the Turkish or thermal baths. There are many thermal baths in Budapest and there are even more outside of Budapest. The best ones are: Kiraly Furdo Rudas Furdo Gellert Furdo Szechenyi Furdo Lukacs Furdo Palatinusz Komjadi uszoda Order a body massage and pedicure for your feet. It's affordable and the thermal bath will do...

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  • Vajdahunyad Castle - Vajdahunyad-vár

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    A very interesting part of City Park, is where Vajdahunyad Castle is situated. Vajdahunyad Castle was built in 1908, as a copy of a Transylvanian castle of the same name. The idea of building Vajdahunyad Castle, was to showcase the beautiful and long history of the Magyars through its architectural treasures. Some of the most outstanding...

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  • Szentendre

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    Some people say it is too touristic and the handmade things aren´t made in here, but I don´t care. I like this place. It is great place to visit at summer and christmas season. I can´t tell if it is as nice at normal winter months as November and December. At last visit we also did find Christmas museum and shop. It looked like it is there whole...

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  • Váci Street - Váci utca

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    I guess at some time of your stay in Budapest, you will end up walking Váci street. I found this street one of the busiest, I guess because of all the souvenir shops, fashion shops, bars and cafes that line the street. Vaci street, which dates from the 18th century, starts from Vörösmarty Square, where it is pedestrianized and leads to the Great...

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  • City Park - Varosliget

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Another impressive statue, was of Alpar Ignatius. I passed by it on Hunedoara promenade on my way to the main entrance of Vajdahunyad Castle. The bronze sculpture of this Guild Master, is 2.8 metres high and sits a-top a 2.5metre high limestone pedestal. It was made in 1931. Alpar Ignatius was the designer of Vajdahunyad Castle and 150 historic...

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  • Andrássy Road - Andrássy út

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    The Neo Renaissance Foncière Palace, is recognized as a World Heritage site. It's said to be a gem of Hungarian architecture. It dates back to 1881, when the Fonciere Insurance Company, announced a tender for the site. It looked different to what I saw today, as it once had a dome, this was destroyed in WWII. It has some interesting statues right...

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  • Labyrinth - Labirintus

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    The Budapest labyrinth is just a small part of all the cellars and caves under Castle Hill. The labyrinth has been used for many different purposes over the years including shelter and an underground military base. As you walk through the tunnels, you will see various historical exhibits. It’s possible to see artwork, fountains, artifacts, and even...

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  • Funicular - Siklo

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    To save your tired legs the Budapest transport company (BKV) runs a funicular service from Clark Adam Square on the Buda side of the Chain Bridge, to the top of Castle Hill, right next to the palace. It's probably the easiest and most obvious way to the Castle District if you are heading over to it from the Pest side, and that can be seen from the...

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  • Cave Chapel

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    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 into a church by the order of Pauline monks! The cave was the home of Saint Istvan a hermit monk that supposed to use the thermal waters near the cave...

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  • The Little Princess

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    The Kiskiralylany Szobor (Little Princess Statue) has become a surprisingly popular tourist attraction, given it was only quite recently added to the Danube railing near the Vigado tram stop. The bronze androgyne, with her worn knees and oversized pixie crown, has become one of the most photographed sights in the city. Its location on the well...

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  • Railway stations of Budapest

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    I have visited and travel from all railways stations in Budapest: Eastern (Keleti), Western (Nyugati) and Southern (Déli). The buildings are grandiose and beautiful especially the Western one. It is wort to explore the surroundings of station.

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  • Museum of Fine Arts - Szepmuveszeti...

    4 out of 5 stars

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    The Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest) offers free guided tours in English almost every day until mid-July. You do not need to pay for the tour separately, it is enough if you buy a regular ticket (HUF 1800, aproximately 6 EUR). These tours are guided by volunteers, who have successfully completed the museum’s Docent Programme. They are either native...

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  • Danube River

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The river Danube - Duna peaked at 891 cm in the capital on 9/06/2013, a record level. Fortunately the flood reached Hungary and Budapest later than neighbor countries so that the authorities had the time to raise and strengthen the dikes at the critical points in Budapest. The traffic arteries along the river (the "rakpart") had to be closed. Tram...

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  • Buda Old Town

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    The area around the Vienna gate is where many of the more wealthy and important people of Budapest lived. This why I found some nicely decorated homes old homes, some of them famous. The one in my photo, if famous house No. 7, built on the site of a medieval house. Who had it built - I don't know, I only know a priest and teacher who lived here,...

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  • Vorosmarty Square

    4 out of 5 stars

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    A popular meeting place in Vörösmarty Square; especially Tour Guides is the Lion Fountain (Oroszlános kút), also very popular with children who love to climb on the lion statues whilst their parents rest on the fountain's steps. The fountain was built in 1985 over a well and was created by László Wild and sculptor Ágnes Péter; the four stone lions...

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  • Statue Park - Szoborpark

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    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 90s, everyone decided to move them to a park in the suburbs. This park is very popular with tourists. You can view statues of Lenin, Karl Marx, and...

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  • Hungarian National Gallery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Not many people know, not even the locals, that while visiting the Hungarian National Gallery, one can also take a tour of the Palatinal Crypt. Access to the Crypt is through the main entrance hall of the museum. It is one of the extremely few parts of the former Royal Palace (the foundations of which date back to medieval times) that survived...

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  • Holocaust Memorial

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 this spot and forced to remove their shoes and coats before being machine gunned and their bodies thrown into the Danube. Their coats and shoes were then...

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  • Zoo - Budapest Zoological & Botanical...

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    Didn't see the botanical gardens, and indeed many of the animals were indoors, or out of sight. But lots crammed into a small space. The seal show was great for the kids, and there were lots of unexpected treats like the rhinoceros iguanas, the manta ray aquariums and piranhas, the enormous crocodiles and the armadillos. Cost 6800 ft for two adults...

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  • Gul Baba turbeje - Gul Baba's shrine

    4 out of 5 stars

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    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 on "Mosque" street on the Buda side. At one time this was a place for Islamic pilgrimage and currently belongs to Turkey. Although this site is not...

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  • Castle Hill District

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    Forming part of the massive Buda Castle palace complex, the Budapest City Museum shows off the long history of the city, from its early years as a Germanic-Hungarian trading town, through the Turkish occupation, to the tears of the 1956 uprising. The museum is deceptively large, containing not only four floors of exhibits, but also a maze like...

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  • Museum of Applied Arts

    4 out of 5 stars

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    The Bigot Pavilion contains a display of Art Nouveau and Architectural Ceramics from Paris I was lucky to see some of this collection, as it was the first time since the Paris World Fair of 1900, that it has been on display. Quite a coup for the Hungarian government who managed purchase it! The ensemble was awarded "Grand Prix" at the Paris...

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  • Freedom Square - Szabadsag Ter

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    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 surrounded with beautiful historic buildings. You'll find a monument for the soldiers of the Soviet Army that lost their lives in 1945 in the battle of...

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  • Inner City Parish Church - Belvarosi...

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    The Franciscan Church in Budapest is located in the city centre, just off the Vaci Utca shopping street. This is not the first church on the site, but one built in the 18th century. I thought the Church was closed, lucky I saw a gentleman go and try the door, and then disappear inside. Inside was a baroque High Altar which was preserved from the...

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  • Hungarian National Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

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    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 English. They could have done a bit better with the museum collection, especially considering that Hungarian history is so eventful. The one part of...

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  • Westend City Center

    4 out of 5 stars

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    Westend is a huge shopping center on the Pest side of town next to Nyugati Railway Station. Westend's more than 350 stores include some designer clothing shops, shoe stores, jewelry shops, a parfumeria, Starbucks, a book store, and an Italian import store. The food court has many restaurants including Istanbul, a Turkish fast food restaurant with...

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  • Flea Market - Ecseri Secondhand Goods...

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    new openingtime is changed. monday - friday 0800 up till 1600 saterday 0600 up till 1500 sunday 0800-1300 (Based on the hungarian sign:) " A Piac Nyitva tartase: HEFTFO-PENTEK 08-16 SZOMBAT 06-15 VASARNAP 08-13

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  • Central Pest

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    This building stopped me in my tracks! It was a wow! ...look at the beautiful architecture! It turned out to be the luxurious Boscolo Budapest Hotel, formerly the New York Palace on the Grand Boulevard of Budapest's 7th district. The building dates back to 1892- 1894, when it was constructed as offices for the New York Life Insurance Company....

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