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  • Budapest streets and views

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    This is one of the many things I liked about Budapest - Plenty of places to rest. Scattered around the city are many big and small parks, then there are places like in my photo, where seats are supplied. These just pop up "out of the blue" as we walked the city. I thought it was really nice to be able to sit and relax or eat your lunch beside the...

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  • Budapest churches

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    When you take a break from Budapest history and architecture you would enjoy meeting the international community at www.DanubeChurch.org on Sunday morning at 10:30. I enjoy the people I meet. Listen to the Bible teaching online and see why this is such a popular fellowship. How does one get there? www.DanubeChurch.org/directions

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  • Budapest Spas

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    One of the best, if not the best, massage I have ever received. The rooms are clean and spacious and have a warm feel to them. They have many massages to choose from like chocolate, Tibetan, magic honey, scented oil and many more. I chose the scented oil massage and got to choose the scented oil that I wanted. Prices for the oil massage are...

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  • Budapest Bridges (hidek)

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    One good thing when doing a river cruise, is that you get a close up view of the Bridges along the River. Many of them have interesting statues, that are easiest seen from the water. Margaret Bridge, a French Neo-Baroque bridge, was one of them. The building of this bridge began 20 years after the inauguration of the Chain Bridge. It was another...

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  • Castle District (Varhegy)

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    It was a legendary nightclub in 60s and 70s, later important place for hungarian rock culture. It was open from 1961 to 1984. The building is situated under Buda Castle in the bazaar line. Today closed and need reconstruction.

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  • The Matthias Church (Templon)

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    Its official name is the Church of Our Lady but has been popularly named after King Matthias. The church was originally built in 1015 in a Romanesque style. The current building built in the later part of the 14th century is designed in a Gothic style. It was converted to a mosque once the Ottomans captured Hungary and the frescoes that lined it...

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  • Budapestians: hospitable and friendly

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    Locals of Budapest can be considered hospitable and friendly in most cases. However, you may experience some language barrier. You may come across many English speaking locals around city center, but if you are a little bit out of the city, communication may become a problem. The language barrier is usually overcome by the hospitable and friendly...

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  • How to survive in Budapest

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    I found walking around Budapest quite easy. I had my FREE TOURIST MAP, but instead of looking at that all the time, I just checked out the BROWN TOURIST SIGNS located on the corners of streets. These were extra good, as they had a drawing, say of a Church, the name of the Church and the direction to walk. Not only that, look on these signposts to...

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  • Budapest Opera

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    Andrassy Ut n. 22. You just cannot miss it. It is one of the most beautiful buildings of Budapest. If not the most beautiful one and one of the most loved by the people of the city. The opera in Budapest is not, as in the UK, an elitist way of entertainment and in fact, that is reflected in the prices, a lot cheaper than in the UK but with the...

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  • Cruise and views of Danube

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    I had many plans for my trip to Budapest. One of my the big items I had planned was to take a river cruise to Bratislava from Budapest. I saw many pictures of the cruise on the internet and thought it looked beautiful. I had also been to Bratislava for a short period three years previously and I wanted to return for a second visit. The weather gods...

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  • Budapest Parliament (Orszaghaz)

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    Plan you day carefully. It's good to be there at 8:30 a.m. and buy the tickets. For EU citizens its free of charge but they still have to go to gate 10 in order to receive the cards. The groups are fully booked in the high season. You cannot buy tickets a day in advance but you can book on the phone – check for this on the hotel reception. The...

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  • Heroes Square (Hõsök teré)

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    At the beautiful place in city, across the Heroes Square and at the end of famous Andrassy Avenue is not so beautiful but noticeable grand house with huge flag of Serbia. That is popular "Serbian house" (unofficial name for us tourist from south). In that place now is Embassy of Republic of Serbia. An interesting story is that Serbia received the...

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  • Budapest Railway Stations

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    One of the three main train station..the other two are Keleti and Deli.. Nyugati is located in the Pest area and from where run the train to Cluj Napoca, and all Romania crossing the border by Oradea. The ticket office is on the right hand,,there is a ticket office for local trains and other hall just for international tickets where you can pay...

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  • St. Stephen's (Istvan) Basilica

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    This is a picture of the famous crown, the crown with the cross on top not entirely perpendicular, the crown all Hungarians know about and get excited about when they see it. If you pay attention to it, you see it everywhere. So, for example here in Stephen's Basilica. But also in many statues and the real thing that is saved in the Matthew Church.

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  • THE SYNAGOGUE

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    Budapest certainly has an interesting and varied collection of stunning buildings and its Great Synagogue is one that particularly piqued my personal interest. Well - if it's called the "tobacco school" it would, wouldn't it? (for those that know me LOL!) But seriously: This is Europe's largest synagogue, and the second largest in the world...

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  • Gellert Hill (Hegy)

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    I loved my walk up to Gellert Hill, it was a pretty easy climb to the top of Liberation Monument and the Citadel. The views were quite specatular and rewarding after the climb especially since the weather was starting to clear up. From here you have a great view across the Danube with views of all three bridges and even a glimpse of Parliament....

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  • Good value for money

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    Luxurious Art Nouveau Hotel in Gresham palace is one of the most beautiful hotels in Budapest. The building was built in an Art Nouveau style during the early 1900s. The site was designed by a local architect called Zsigmond Quittner for Gresham Life Assurance Company (a company from London that decided to open an office here). This is one of the...

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  • Budapest Taxi

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    I don't expect people in whose country I am visiting, to speak English. So, I have the desk clerk of my hotel write the name of those locations that I wish to visit on the back of a hotel card in the native language. I write the name of that location in English, on the front. You can get around by bus or taxi (or even ask directions on the street)...

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  • TURUL - THE MYTHIC BIRD

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    Turul is a bird from the hungarian myths. According to the legen Turul is the father of the first Magyar king. His mother was a human impregnated by Turul. It's a great story and you can see Turul all around

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  • Fishermen Bastion (Halabastya)

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    Halászbástya - The Fishermen's Bastion. This ornate terrace complex (built around 1900) provides a point from which you may enjoy a magnificent view of the Parliament building across the river as well as some refreshments. If you are hungry, there are a number of good restaurants close by.

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  • Royal Palace

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    The Royal Palace sits on top of Castle Hill overlooking the Danube on the Buda side of Budapest. Inside is the Budapest History Museum. The entire Castle Hills area part of the UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, which includes the panorama over both sides of the Danube from Margaret Island to Gellert Hill. The Royal Palace, which dominates the...

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  • BESZÉLS MAGYARUL?

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    Hungarian is a notoriously difficult language to learn as it's not similar to any other European tongue. Listening to locals speak or looking at written notices can leave a tourist feeling helpless and baffled. Fortunately, you'll find that many young people have enthusiastically taken to learning English (as they rightly see it as the language of...

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  • Driving in Budapest

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    Park your car in a guarded parking lot or in a well lit main street Don't leave things lying visibly around on the seats of your car when you leave it Be wary of people who may try to get you to pull over to the side of the road, they might be trying to help you, but they also might be trying to steal your car.

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  • Budapest Schools

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    Budapest is a town for schools. On the photo you can see the students - after graduation -, at the Szechenyi Lanc hid/bridge. It is a tradition to take photos - on that place -, with Pastor teachers (from USA,MD, Baltimore) and students from the Bible School KETA(Hungary,Budapest) .Many of the students in the past 13 years were continued theirs...

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  • BATHORY GABOR

    Travelling through towns in Hungary, we saw memorials to Báthory Gabor (1589 – 1613) and wondered who he was! Bathory was born at Nagyvárad, in the Kingdom of Hungary (today Oradea, Romania).It turns out, he was Prince of Transylvania from 1608 to his death in 1613.In 1608, he gained a throne of Seven-castle princedom. Within political negotiations...

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  • A small village at the river Tisza -...

    My father was taken into captivity by the Russian Army in the Soviet Union in 1945. My mother took me to my grandmother in order not to hurt in the war. The village was famous for the on the so called Arsenic prosecutions, which was due to the fact, because the poor people poisoned elderly relatives in order to be able to live.

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  • Kékes -peak

    Matra is the highest mountain-range of Hungary, it’s top named Kékes, with a highness of 1015 meters.THe Matra is in any case a favourable for those who search after roads in forests, and who like the ascents. Eger, Paradfurdo, Szilvasvarad, and the castle of Sirok are things that are worth seeing or cycling there for. At the south foot of the...

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  • Exchange rates

    One more little help for you:Currency Converter of DHL Hungary, updated daily!!Do not worry!

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  • Maďarsko 2011 - Balaton &...

    Je pravda, že touto zemí jsem mnohokrát projížděl po cestě do jižních oblíbených destinací, ale nikdy jsem tu moc času nestrávil. O této zemi jsem vlastně nic moc nevěděl až na jejich ugro-finský jazyk, kterému se prostě nedá rozumět, jejich členství v EU a taky o forintech, kterýma se tu platí.Nutno...

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  • Budapest Card

    Budapest Cards should be recommended to those visitors who want to save money. With the Budapest Card you can get to anywhere you would like to be and see everything which is not worth missing in the city of Budapast. In other words Budapest Card is the most convenient way of discovering Budapest! This is true as we found out later. All public...

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  • Wonderful architectural buildings on the...

    The city of Budapest especially on the Pest side has many lovely and wonderful architectural buildings. Please flip through our photographs on the right to view these wonderful architectural buildings. Honestly we do not know the names of some of these buildings or what they are used for, but we can only admire their beautiful architectures. Many...

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  • Tourist Information Office in Budapest

    The main tourist information office at Castle district (as depicted on our photographs on the right) is as follows:Address: Szentháromság tér. Tel: +36-1 488 0475 and +36 1 488 0453 Fax: +36 1 488 0474 Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 8.00 pm from June to September, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm from October to May.E-mail: var@budapestinfo.huYou may purchase...

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  • Tourist Info and Police in Budapest

    This is not my favorite thing but I don't know how to use this service and I thought that this advice is important! I received this from the tourist office, which answers emails promptly. "The Tourist Information Office is at Deák square, in tiny Sütő utca, next door to a McDonalds in that street. We have a Police Info at our downtown Tourist...

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  • A little help to my friends

    Budapest Ferihegy International Airport read more>>>Driving on your own seems to be very simple in Hungary; you have to pay attention to some rules only. I try to acquaint the main differences with you. More information >>>Travel to Hungary by river! - Hydrofoil service >>> Name-days in Hungary differently from...

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  • what to see where to sleep

    both of the countries you wish to visit have very good web sites. look for links here. ( www.towd.com ) both have booklets you can order for free or for a very low price. if you need them before this sep. you are too late. lead order time for usa residents is 7 to 12 weeks. on these sites there use to be some files with very helpfull time and money...

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  • Changing Currency

    Thinking of going to Hungary? Don't! But if you have to you're far better off changing $,£ etc. in Hungary. We changed £££ to Forint (local currency) at the airport (always a bad idea) at Travelex, at a rate of 267 - £1. We later saw it advertised an Currency Exchanges in Hungary for anywhere between 320 - 370 for every £1. Cigarettes are really...

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  • Introducing Budapest

    Budapest (pron. boo-dah-pesht), which became the capital of Hungary in 1873 with the unification of Pest, Buda, and Óbuda, in no time at all turned from a provincial-type center with a combined population of nearly 200 thousand into a cosmopolitan, European-style metropolis which strove to become the worthy sister-capital of Vienna in the Dual...

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  • Hungary - One of the richest countries...

    Hungary was once one of the richest countries in Europe until the Treaty of Trianon in 1920, when it lost more than 2/3 of its area and more than 1/2 of its population. Most of the sightseeings have an origin from the pre-war "happy peace era". No access to any sea since more than 80 years!!

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  • Turkish Pecs

    A curious aspect of Pecs is that it is full of old Turkish monuments that seemed to have been just forgotten. There are Turkish baths, like those seen here, and a couple of 16th century mosques. The most famous of these has been turned into a church and I have provided a seperate tip about it. I think that many of these relics from Pecs past have...

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  • Border Crossing

    Border crossing in these days is never been more easy. Comparing to 12 yearsw ago when I travelled form country to country, it is like a breeze to cross all these checkpoint. These are the checklpoitns from croatia to Hungart.

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  • Fabulous New Concert Hall

    In Budapest you may enjoy about great expieriences in the new concert hall. You may reach there by the tram number 2, at the South end stop.

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  • Castle Hill in Budapest

    Castle Hill is home to many of Budapest's most important monuments and museums. To miss this part of the city is not to have seen Budapest or even Hungary at all. The hill, made of limestone, is 1 kilometre long. It is more a plateau with a flat top than a hill. It soars over 170m above the city and Danube River.The Hill is essentially divided into...

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  • Sziget Festival

    Its a huge festival on an island in the Danube river. Lots and lots of stages, bands, food stuff (with resonable beer prices) and stuff to do. People say it used to be better before it became commercial, but I liked it anyhow. I think it was only 15 euro for a day ticket.

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  • Excellent Source of Information

    We travelled thoughout Western and Central Hungary and stopped at dozens of cities and towns. Every one had a Tour Inform office, usually in the downtown or the Old City area, which was an excellent source of area maps, restaurant and lodging suggestions, etc. And all the personnel spoke English, at least to some degree.So just watch out for the...

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  • Excellent dentists

    Dentistry was the point of our journey to Hungary. There are excellent dentists who charge about a third of usual European prices and a large proportion of Austrians and Germans visit for that purpose. We went to Mosonmagyarovar which, like all the small towns near the border, had a dentist (fogorvos) on every corner.Apart from that we thoroughly...

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