It took us almost two hours to see all the sights of Bory-Var with its towers, spiral stairs, sculptures of royal families as well as the works of the contemporary Hungarian artists. Very well worth seeing. It was also a nice walk from this lovely castle to our Vadaszkurt Pansio, which is located around 45 minutes walk down from Bory-Var. Peach and...more
This church had been constructed before the Basilica was built:between 1745-51.The ceilings and frescos, wich are even more spectacular than those in the Basilica, are works of Caspar Franz Sambach austrian painter. After Joseph the 2nd dismissed the Jesuite order, the church was given to the paulita order and than in 1813 the cistercita order...more
The Saint Stephen`s basilica (not identical to the other in Budapest) has medieval origins. The crypt(see in the other tip) was built in romanic style. The baroque basilica was constructed according to the plans of Martin Grabner beetween 1758 and 1768.The altar painting is a work of Vincenz Fischer, while the altar was projected by Franz Anton...more
It was King St. Stephen who built up the cathedral, founded the illustrious capitular school where the fundamental acquirements were taught on a level up to the European standard. King Stephen's basilica was one of the monumental buildings of its time in Europe; it was quite a technical miracle. The basilica was the most significant place of the...more
Hotel Magyar Kiraly (Hungarian King), early Classical building from the first third of the 19th...more
In general, our stay at Vadaszkurt was good. However, there were 2 issues we were not really happy...more
This was the best stay at any hotel I have been too, perfect for business and pleasure. My wife...more
This is not the nicest place inside but it has an outside terrace which is walled in and is ideal when its warm. The food is the usual mixture of Hungarian & International dishes. Good selection of different beers & spirits. There is a TV which came in handy when the World Cup was on. The Fillet Steak was a personal favourite of mine here along...more
Isolabella - perhaps the best one in the downtown (Hungarian, Mexican, Greek and Italian cuisine), reasonable prices (Kossuth u. 14.);Kiskulacs - you can enjoy an archaic atmosphere, delicious meals (Budai u.);Szárcsa - an absolutely MUST! Atmosphere of the turn of the century, tasty meals, a large grill garden...(Szárcsa u. 1.);Dodge City Saloon -...more
Nice italian lowprice restaurant. For western means it should be a 'bit dark and dirty, but belive me, it's really worth to go there. For 4 Eu you get a huge pizza and soft-drink and for 0,50 Eu you yould listen to the whole Pink Floyd Dark Side Of the Moon album from the CD changer... Wurlitzer, do you use this word? Pizzaaamore
The hottest Places:West Side - disco techno, rave, house and funky;Dodge City - perhaps the best one - rap, disco of the '80s;Bahnhof - rock, alternative;Boomerang - twist, disco of the '80s, rock&roll;Vesztegzár - popular for students;Cultural Centre 'Old Hill' (Öreghegyi Közösségi Ház) - live jazz concerts on fridays.For actual infos and...more
If you are traveling by car from direction of Croatia, after passing Balaton Lake and the town of Siofok, take the A7 highway in direction of Budapest. Or vice versa, it is about 80 km from Budapest in direction of Balaton area.On the picture is the Baroque house in Megyehaz street, one of the most beautiful streets of the old core of the town.more
Nearest Airport: Budapest Ferihegy2;By car: from Budapest - M7 motorwayFrom Western-Europe - M1 motorway from the border to Gyõr, Main road 81 from Gyõr to Székesfehérvár;By train: Szekesfehervar also has good train connections (on the picture you can see the railway station)more
The usual problem in Hungary is how to comunicate with the people on the streets or in the restaurants, because only few of them are able to speak a sort of poor German.
Maybe this old lady knows the answer.