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Budapest Card
"Your Budapest Card includes the following features for either 24 48 or 72 hours depending on the option selected.""""Explore Budapest at your own pace and see the sights you want to see with the Budapest Card! Simply show your card for free or discounted entry to participating attractions plus use it for free public transport two walking tours
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Full-Day Budapest Private Tour by Car or by Public Transport with Lunch
"Your day begins in the City Park (Városliget) which is one of the most exciting parts of Budapest. The City Park is not a natural but a man-made park it can almost be called an adventure park. Along the City Park lake take a walk towards Zoo Boulevard which has plenty of monuments in store. Here you will also find the Gundel Restaurant
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Private 4-Hour Tour of Budapest By Public Transport Including Danube River Cruise
"You will be picked up from your hotel and then you will take the Millennium Underground line to reach Heroes' Square before taking a scenic urban bus along Andrássy Avenue and another one up to the Castle District. En-route you will see many of the main attractions of Budapest such as Deák Square the Chain Bridge the Royal Palace and so much more. Once you return to the Danube riverbank you will then take a ride on what was voted the 7th-most-beautiful-tram-line in the world to finally take a short trip on one of the most crowded ones. From these 2 trams the Parliament building the Elisabeth Bridge and the Liberty Bridge as well as the historical centre of Budapest. Your tour finishes with a boat cruise along the Danube to admire the city's beautiful skyline from the water."
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Budapest streets and views Tips (42)

Kalvin Ter

Favorite thing This is a beutiful square at the southern part of the Inner city of Pest. This is a center of transportation, hotels and retail.
The National museum is only 5 minouts away.
You can get to the square by M3.

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edvin_br
Jul 15, 2004

Moskva Ter

Favorite thing This busy and bustling square can become one of the places that you will see a lot in your travels in the part of Buda. This is a centeral ;point of transport in the city, tram lines leave and arrive to this place from all around the city, there is also a ,M2 station here and the Mammut shopping cenrer is at the other side of the road.

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edvin_br
Jul 10, 2004

Kossuth Lajos Ut

Favorite thing This street is one of the most central and beautiful around Budapests Inner city.
This street begins at Astoria ter and continues to Vaci street and ends at Erzsebet hid ((bridge).

Fondest memory The street called after Kossuth Lajos, he was one of the most importent revolutionary persons in the history of Hungary.

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edvin_br
Jul 08, 2004

Blaha Lujza Ter

Favorite thing This square is one of my favorite spots in Budapest and i think its a very pleasant place for tourists.
The square is located between the Keleti train station and the Inner city so its crowded most of the day and active also at the evening.
There are many elegant buildings around it, there are hotels (including Novotel and Mercure), Shops, Bars and more. There is also a small park where you can chill down.
You can get there by bus number 99, M2 or tram 6.

Fondest memory I remember that everytime i walked around the square there were many advertisments glued to the walls of some building, they were especially about big concerts tahat are taking place around Hungary.

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Jul 08, 2004
 
 
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Dontown Of Pest

Favorite thing Pest has a pretty big Downtown that in the map seems reasonable to walk around it but in the reality (with all the sights around it) its just not possible.
One of the most central places of pest is the area around Deak ter, you will find there junctions of big boulevards,Stephans basilika, huge hotels (including le meridian), parks and many small pedestrians that lead you to Vaci utca and Vorosmarty ter.

Fondest memory I will remember this plsce for a long time i belive, the first time when i been to Budapest i stayed in one of the cities neighborhood and from there we took a metro to the city center.... when we got out of the station the first building i saw was Le meridian hotel, a very lovely and clean area.

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edvin_br
Jul 06, 2004

Nyugati ter

Favorite thing This square is one of the most central in Pest. Its also can be the first sight that tourists see when they arrive Budapest from north (Berin, Prague, Bratislava)...
When you will get out of the station you will find a crowded and active street (Terez korut). In the square area you will find a Supermarket, West End shopping center, some old beautiful buildings (you will notice the big commercial signs on them) and many taxi drivers that will take you to any place at very high price... so take it as a last option to get to the center. A better way of getting into the Downtown is by M3 (Just under the train station) that will take you to Deak ter and from there you can change metro line and get to your destination.

Fondest memory This is one of the places that i have been in them the most in my visits to Budapest, it was a starting point to many of my tours.

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edvin_br
Jul 05, 2004

Busy streets

Favorite thing Budapest is the heart of Hungary, with approximately 2 million people living here. It's by far the largest city in the country with around 20% of the population concentrated here. The streets, particularly of Pest, are bustling with people and action and there's always something interesting to see.

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acemj
Dec 11, 2003

Never mind the graffiti.

Favorite thing Budapest is a very nice, green and pleasant place to walk around.

That's why it is even more a shame that there seems to be graffiti everywhere. I hope the city gets cleaned up one day; it will be even more beuatiful then!

Don't let yourself be scared of by some of these sights though, it is after all a very safe city!

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Stevieboy
Nov 25, 2003

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MedioLatino

"Budapest - My dear hometown! :)"
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1courage

"Budapest, the "Phoenix bird", my lovely home city"
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balhannah

"BIG, BUSTLING, BEAUTIFUL, BUDAPEST!"
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Cristian_Uluru

"A fantastic town along the Danube River"
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antistar

"Budapest"
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Budapest a lively arts

Favorite thing Budapest central position and experience in welcoming travellers makes it the ideal place to enter Easter Europe.
Budapest has a lively arts, cafe and music scene, and is host to a range of cultural and sporting festivals.

Fondest memory Strolling along the riverfront or across romantic bridges, browsing through antique bookshops and jewellery stores.
Budapest has an ample chice of things to do after dark.

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cobrioc
Jun 11, 2003

"Paris of Eastern Europe"

Favorite thing Budapest straddles a gentle curve in the Danube.
The beauty of Budapest is what really makes it stand apart. Its broad avenues, lefy parks and harmonious blend of architectural styles has earned it the nickname the " Paris Of Eastern Europe"

Fondest memory The city is well laid-out, rarely confusing, and ideal for walking.

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cobrioc
Jan 08, 2003

Budapest

Favorite thing Budapest is a city with an impressive architecture and beautiful bridges, yet, it is not a "tourist" place like Prague for instance.

Fondest memory Walking, walking, walking...to feel the athmosphere you have to spend some time for walking

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denise_BG
Nov 02, 2002

Beautiful City

Favorite thing I enjoy walking in the Budapest centre, looking at buildings and admiring the architecture. But Budapest in condemned to renovation. Although the city centre looks great and you can wander around exploring its treasures, there are some uglier parts of the city that are usually not visited by tourist (especially industrial area). But in those parts its clearly visible, how people live in Budapest. The glamour for tourists is not there. Typical houses look modest, small and are mostly square shaped with one floor only. There is a small green garden around them. Its just the opposite of what you see in this picture!

Fondest memory The Budapest allways gives me this feeling of freedom and mixing cultures. I am also crazy about all those spas - and I had yet begun to explore them! Budapest is a mosaic of history periods, people, nations. I love that cosmopolitan feeling! I even love the language barrier - don't try to guess what they are saying - its impossible!. You can't even guess the words for women or men when heading for the toilet!

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anaiis
Sep 06, 2002

Things to Do Near Budapest

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Stamp Museum - Belyemuzeum

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Mucsarnok Hall of Art

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Terror Haza - Terror Museum

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Great Synagogue - Central Synagogue

I visited this venerable synagogue in Budapest many years ago in the 1980s. Then, its grand interior was somewhat dilapidated. I can see from recent photographs (see attached picture) that this...
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National Museum - Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum

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Holocaust Memorial - Raoul Wallenberg Memory Park

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