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    Veszprém

    by grayfo Updated Mar 14, 2014

    Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights, the city has one of the largest historic castle areas in the country with an abundance of small houses and cobblestoned streets within the castle area. Must see sights/attractions include: the Castle, the Cross on St Benedict Hill, Heroes’ Gate and Museum, St Michael’s Cathedral, the Fire Tower and the Town Hall to name but a few.

    July 2012

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    Siófok

    by grayfo Written Feb 14, 2014

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    Siófok is a city located on the southern bank of Lake Balaton and is one of Hungary's most popular holiday destinations, famous for its beaches and nightlife. Locals often call the city "the capital of Balaton", as it is the largest city on its shores and acts as the commercial and tourism hub of the region. Must see attractions include: the free beaches (Silver and Gold Shores) and there promenades, the Millennium Park, the Lutheran Church and the Water tower to name but a few.

    July 2012

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    Budapest

    by grayfo Updated Nov 12, 2013

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    Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. Buda and Pest is really two cities for the price of one occupying both banks of the river Danube, on the west bank is Buda, on the east Pest. The city has more than 100 museums and just as many thermal wells and spas. Must see sights include: Chain Bridge, especially when illuminated at night, the Parliament building, the Basilica, the Opera House, the House of Terror, Széchenyi Spa, Heroes' Square, City Park, Fishermen's Bastion, Gellért Hill, the Citadella and the other 5 bridges across the Danube to name but a few.

    July 2012

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    Kurtoskalacs

    by manuna Written Sep 17, 2013

    'You haven't been to Budapest if you didn't try Kurtoskalacs' - says the sighn at Budapest Kelleti Railway station.
    You will come across it everywhere downtown.
    And I cannot say which of the two is more interesting: enjoy the taste of kalacs or watch the process of cooking. Besides you'll face another problem. After it is cooked it should be covered with... and you are to choose (vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, nuts etc.)
    We enjoyed it in Summer, when it is hot. I can imagine what a delight it will be in Winter!

    It is about to become a kalac Some more minutes...
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    Gyõr

    by grayfo Updated Oct 23, 2012

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    Gyõr, the city of three rivers (called Arrabona at Roman times) is the most important city in Northwest-Hungary, the capital of Gyõr-Moson-Sopron County. Gyõr is on one of the main roads through Central Europe and is situated halfway between Budapest and Vienna. The city is the sixth largest in Hungary and claims to be the second richest in historic buildings outside of Budapest.

    June 2010

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    Balatonalmádi

    by grayfo Written Oct 14, 2012

    Balatonalmádi is a resort with picture postcard beauty located on the northeast corner of Lake Balaton. The town’s seven-kilometre-long coastline is surrounded by various ranges of hills and slopes; these offer the town a unique, amphitheatre-like geographical location. The town developed by first merging with another village in 1952; and then merging again with two more villages in 1971.

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    Budapest Parliament Building

    by hopang Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Budapest Parliament House (Országház in Hungarian) is located at Kossuth Lajos Square on the bank of River Danube between the Chain Bridge and the Margaret Bridge on the Pest side. It is the largest building in Hungary and is one of the famous landmarks in the city. It is also one of the largest Parliament buildings in Europe!

    Budapest Parliament Building is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary. The Gothic Revival style building was designed by Imre Steindl and was constructed in the late 19th century with at least 40 kg of gold. It has a symmetrical facade with a dome in the center. The building is approximately 270 meter long, 120 meter wide and slightly less than 100 meter tall, making it one of the tallest buildings in the city along with St. Stephen Basilica. You are able to receive excellent full view of Hungarian Parliament Building from Fisherman's Bastion at Castle Hill as depicted in our hidden photograph above.

    Budapest Parliament Building Excellent view from Fisherman's Bastion
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    Thermal Baths

    by nbeard Updated Apr 4, 2011

    There are several baths in the city, but in my opinion, the ones I went to were fabulous. They are called Szechenyi Baths and were in the City Park. They looked like what you always see in pictures: painted in that deep yellow, with old men playing chess in the pool outside. If fact, I think Nat Geo ran a pic oof that very thing in these baths. They don't seperate men and women, like some, so it is good if you are going as a couple. I think i remember for 13 euro each we got admission, a changing room, and a full body massage. If you stay for under a certain amount of time, they will give you a partial refund. The massage is not what you think of in the US; it is very rigorous and they sort of flop you around a lot. There are several pools of different temperatures. You are supposed to go from cold to hot and back again. I tried this after I got brave enough; it made me numb. I was there in October, and it was chilly outside, but still very nice even in the outdoor pools. It made it even better in the hot pool!

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    See Elizabeth bridge

    by hazem.t.marei Written Dec 30, 2010

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    I started by a very old photo of this bridge and tried to have a same position one during my visit; I will attache now myne and will scan the old one later
    here under is a description for the bridge from WIKIPEDIA
    Elisabeth Bridge (Hungarian: Erzsébet híd) is the third newest bridge of Budapest, Hungary, connecting Buda and Pest across the River Danube. The bridge is situated at the narrowest part of the Danube in the Budapest area, spanning only 290 m. It is named after Queen Elisabeth, a popular queen and empress of Austria-Hungary, who was assassinated in 1898. Today, her large bronze statue sits by the bridge's Buda side connection in the middle of a small garden.

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    Ethnographic Museum, Budapest

    by hopang Updated Dec 21, 2010

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    Ethnographic Museum (Néprajzi Múzeum in Hungarian) is located at Kossuth Square just opposite the Budapest Parliament building. It was founded in the middle of the 19th century. The Museum was designed and constructed by Alajos Hauzmann in the late 19th century. The building was home to the Supremme Court until the end of the Second World War.

    Ethnogaphic Museum moved to its present building only in 1973. The Museum has collections and exhibitions about the traditional culture of the people of Hungary from the 18th century to the Second World War including the photographs, films and videos, manuscripts, clothes and handicrafts. It contains at least 200,000 artefacts and objects and is considered one of the largest museums in Europe! The building itself is a masterpiece of art. Opening hours are between 10.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed on Monday. Admission fees are 800 HUF for adults and 400 HUF for students.

    Ethnographic Museum Budapest
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    Hilton Castle District, Budapest

    by hopang Updated Dec 20, 2010

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    Hotel Hilton Castle District Budapest is a five star tourist class hotel located right in the heart of the Castle Hill District near the popular Fisherman's Bastion and Mathias Church. Parts of the hotel were constructed from the remnants of a 13th century Dominican Gothic style cloister and monastery. The right end of the hotel has beautiful sculpture on its wall as depicted on our photographs on the right. Don't miss this wonderful facade of the structure when you are in the vicinity of the hotel.

    The hotel itself is a great hotel popular with businessmen and foreign tourists. It has more than 300 well-furnished rooms spread over four levels with more than twenty meeting and conference rooms. The reception and lobby area is reasonably large. The hotel and its surrounding certainly has great views over River Danube and Pest side of the city. You may e-mail to the following address if you are interested to stay in the hotel:- info.budapest@hilton.com

    Part of facade of Hilton on the right of entrance Close-up of the Dominican monastery Front facade of Hotel Hilton Hotel reception Hotel lobby
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    Statue of Görgey Artúr, Budapest

    by hopang Updated Dec 11, 2010

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    The Statue of General Görgey Artúr (1818 - 1916) is located opposite the Presidential Palace beside the Buda Castle at Castle Hill District on the Buda side of the city of Budapest.

    General Görgey Artúr was well-known for betraying Hungary by surrendering to the Russians during the War of Independence in the middle of the 19th century. Thus he was branded a traitor by the then Hungarian President Lajos Kossuth. The area surrounding the statue has a breath-taking and commanding view of Buda side of the city.

    Statue of G��rgey Art��r
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    Koller Gallery, Budapest

    by hopang Updated Dec 11, 2010

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    Koller Gallery is located near Hotel Hilton and Fisherman's Bastion at Castle District on the Buda side of the city. Admission to the gallery is free along with the free walking tour if you are a holder of a Budapest Card. In our opinion this gallery is one of the finest we have seen in Europe even though it is generally quite small in size. Lovely sculptures and objects can be seen both inside and outside the premises as depicted in our photographs on the right.

    Koller Gallery
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    Statue of Holy Trinity, Budapest

    by hopang Updated Dec 11, 2010

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    Statue of Holy Trinity is located in the middle of Holy Trinity Square (Szentháromság tér in Hungarian) at Castle District in the Buda side of the city. It was designed and constructed by Barbier and Ungleich in Baroque style in the early 18th century. The statue was erected by the residents in honour of Holy Trinity due to the devastating outbreak of plaque epidemics in the 17th century. We have seen one in Vienna which looks quite similar. Unfortunately our photographs on the right look quite dark as the weather was not favourable during our visit to the Castle Hill.

    Statue of Trinity, Budapest

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    Mathias Fountain, Buda Castle, Budapest

    by hopang Updated Dec 11, 2010

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    Mathias (sometimes spell as Matthias) Fountain (Mátyás-kút in Hungarian) is located at the western end of the Buda Castle at Castle Hill at Buda side of the city. The sculpture and the fountain was designed and sculptured by Alojos Stróbl in the beginning of the 20th century. It represents King Mathias I of Hungary (1443 - 1490) leading several hunters together with several animals such as deers and hounds. It was partly damaged during the Second World War and later reconstructed. Mathias Fountain is certainly one of the most popular tourist attractions at Castle District and is perhaps the most photographed attraction at Castle Hill. Don't miss the Mathias Fountain when you visit Buda Castle!

    Mathias Fountain
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