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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."
From EUR100.00
 
Private Hungarian Wine Tasting Tour of Budapest
"A wine tasting tour that is coupled with sightseeing in Budapest. Now that is a concept that cannot be refused. Coupling gastronomy the love of wine and the millennium old and beautiful history of Budapest this tour offers refreshments for your body as well as nourishment for your mind quenching a physical thirst while satisfying a more intellectual appetite as well. The tours happen on foot so you can soak in both the nectar and the atmosphere that Budapest has to offer. With just a convenient amount of walking in the open air and with many stops for drinks along the way
From $98.00

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Cave Church (Sziklatemplom)

This church was built in a cave on the side of Gellert hill in 1926. Masses are held daily. The cave was first lived in by a hermit then later a family lived in here. finally a professor from Budapest...
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Jim_Eliason
Feb 28, 2016

Rock Church (Sziklatemplom)

Built in 1926 on the slope of Gellert Hill, facing the Danube River, the deisgn of this grotto church is based on the Shrine at Lourdes. It was originally intended as a worship place for monks of the...
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Jefie
Nov 11, 2012

Church inside the rocks - a unique thing

A great chance for religious travellers or just curious tourists, the Cave Chapel is something unique, something inprecedented. In Bulgaria, there is a similar Aladja Monastry around Varna but it is...
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penny_g
Aug 19, 2010

The Cave Church

This is in Budapest very close to the Gellert Hotel and the bridge going over the Danube at that intersection. This ruin(?), Originally a home for St Istvan, is set directly into the rock face and is...
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dustmon
Jul 03, 2010

Gellert Hill-cave

Gellert hill contains a whole network of caves, of which this is only one part. It was supposedly the home of a hermit monk, who used the natural thermal waters (which now feed the Gellert baths) to...
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illumina
Jan 16, 2010

Statue of Szent Istvan Kiralyi

Just outside the Rock-church is this statue of St Stephen (Istvan), holding a church. He was the first King of Hungary (Kiraly means King), and promoted the spread of Christianity. The pope sent him a...
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illumina
Jan 16, 2010

Central Buda: Gellert Hill Cave

At the base of Gellert Hill, near the Gellert Hotel and Liberty Bridge, is the entrance to the cave system, now converted into a working chapel. The caves have an interesting history. First they are...
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antistar
Aug 12, 2009

Cave Chapel

The Cave Chapel (Sziklakapolna) was constructed into the hill between the Citadella and the historic Gellert Hotel. It was originally built in 1924 after local monks visited a similar cave church in...
Ewingjr98
Oct 17, 2007

Chapel in a cave

This is one of the most original churches I've visited so far. It is said that St. Stephen used thermal water from a lake next to the cave to heal the sick. The entrance was made in the 1920's and has...
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marielexoteria
Oct 04, 2007

Inside the Cave chapel

The interior of the Cave chapel is just fantastic, altough here you don`t see fancy baroque altars, just a very unique cute little church wich actually doesen`t have the form of a church. The...
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1courage
Jul 21, 2007

A Sziklakápolna-a very caracteristic chapel

Unfortunately, when I took these photos, I couldn`t go inside the chapel, because it was closed. But later I will take some photos also of the internals, wich are very interesting. Ok, today, on...
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1courage
Mar 29, 2007

Rock Church

The Rock Church is an interesting structure with an even more interesting history. It was built within a natural cave in Gellert Hill in the early 20th century. However, when the communists came to...
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barryg23
Nov 04, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near Budapest

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Stamp Museum - Belyemuzeum

When ever we travel, we make it a point to always seek out the local post office. Most all places we have visited, we have come home with colorful stamps from the country we visited .... Great To...
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Mucsarnok Hall of Art

The Kunsthalle is also known as the "Hall of Art," or "Palace of Art." I didn't want to visit this gallery of contemporary art, even though it displays the largest exhibition of sculptures and...
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Terror Haza - Terror Museum

An iron curtain. It sits outside Andrássy út 60. That building was the headquarters of the Arrow Cross Party (the Hungarian version of the Nazi Party) until Germany invaded in 1944. It then became...
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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

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...
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Holocaust Memorial - Raoul Wallenberg Memory Park

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."...
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