Kinga & Csaba Guide Book of Budapest

Kinga & Csaba
Kinga & Csaba Guide Book of Budapest

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Budapest IX. district, Fővám tér 1-3. Budapest's largest indoor market hall. Hungarian restaurant (Fatal) with plenty of meat, vegetables, cheese, sausages, hungaricums, red peppers, etc. // Budapest IX. kerületében, a Fővám tér 1–3. Budapest legnagyobb fedett terű vásárcsarnoka. Magyaros étteremmel( Fatál) rengeteg hús,zöldség,sajt,kolbász,hungarikumok,piros paprika,stb
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Central Market Hall
1-3 Vámház krt.
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Budapest IX. district, Fővám tér 1-3. Budapest's largest indoor market hall. Hungarian restaurant (Fatal) with plenty of meat, vegetables, cheese, sausages, hungaricums, red peppers, etc. // Budapest IX. kerületében, a Fővám tér 1–3. Budapest legnagyobb fedett terű vásárcsarnoka. Magyaros étteremmel( Fatál) rengeteg hús,zöldség,sajt,kolbász,hungarikumok,piros paprika,stb
The longest and most famous walking street in Budapest, with a lot of shopping oppurtunities, restaurants pastry shops and coffes.// Budapest leghosszabb sétáló utcája sok-sok üzlettel igazi belvárosi hangulattal,kávéházakkal,cukrászdákkal,teraszokkal.
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Vaci Street
Váci utca
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The longest and most famous walking street in Budapest, with a lot of shopping oppurtunities, restaurants pastry shops and coffes.// Budapest leghosszabb sétáló utcája sok-sok üzlettel igazi belvárosi hangulattal,kávéházakkal,cukrászdákkal,teraszokkal.
The distinct symbol of the Jewish quarter, the Great Synagogye is also noted as one of the largest in the world, the second only to the one in New York. The visit entails a guided tour with a walk in the building and its surrounding garden, where you'll also find sculptures of famous Hungarian writers and artists of Jewish origin. There is also a Jewish museum beside the synagogue, not to be confused with the Holocaust Memorial Centre further away in Páva Street. Address: Dohány u. 2-8
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Dohány Street Synagogue
2 Dohány u.
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The distinct symbol of the Jewish quarter, the Great Synagogye is also noted as one of the largest in the world, the second only to the one in New York. The visit entails a guided tour with a walk in the building and its surrounding garden, where you'll also find sculptures of famous Hungarian writers and artists of Jewish origin. There is also a Jewish museum beside the synagogue, not to be confused with the Holocaust Memorial Centre further away in Páva Street. Address: Dohány u. 2-8
Fortress on top of Gellert-hegy built by the Habsburgs. UNESCO World Heritage since 1987. // Gellért-hegy tetején fekvő erőd, melyet az 1848-49-es szabadságharc leverése után, 1854-ben emelt a Habsburg uralkodóház. Az UNESCO 1987-ben a Világörökség részévé nyilvánította.
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Citadel lookout
Citadella sétány
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Fortress on top of Gellert-hegy built by the Habsburgs. UNESCO World Heritage since 1987. // Gellért-hegy tetején fekvő erőd, melyet az 1848-49-es szabadságharc leverése után, 1854-ben emelt a Habsburg uralkodóház. Az UNESCO 1987-ben a Világörökség részévé nyilvánította.
Located by the foot of the scenic Gellért Hill, Rudas is another symbolic bath of Budapest, built in the 16th century under the Ottoman occupation. It features a dim central dome and octagonal baths, surrounded by four pools, each with adifferent temperature. Plan your visit in advanceas there are selected days for male and female visitors. Address: Döbrentei tér 9
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Rudas Baths
9 Döbrentei tér
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Located by the foot of the scenic Gellért Hill, Rudas is another symbolic bath of Budapest, built in the 16th century under the Ottoman occupation. It features a dim central dome and octagonal baths, surrounded by four pools, each with adifferent temperature. Plan your visit in advanceas there are selected days for male and female visitors. Address: Döbrentei tér 9
An ironwork memorial by Gyula Pauer consisting of sixty pairs of shoes comemorating the thousands of Jewish victims who were shot into the Danube during the Arrow Cross movement in 1944-45. With over 800,000 people expelled or killed, the Hungarian Jewish community is regarded as one of the biggest victims in the dark era of Holocaust. Address: Id. Antall József rakpart
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Shoes on the Danube Bank
Idősebb Antall József rakpart
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An ironwork memorial by Gyula Pauer consisting of sixty pairs of shoes comemorating the thousands of Jewish victims who were shot into the Danube during the Arrow Cross movement in 1944-45. With over 800,000 people expelled or killed, the Hungarian Jewish community is regarded as one of the biggest victims in the dark era of Holocaust. Address: Id. Antall József rakpart
A highly photographable neighbourhood in Budapest, this quarter is home to several landmarks built for the millenial celebrations in 1896. The vast Heroes' Square is adorned by sculptures of the seven Magyar chieftains, surrounded by the most prominent rulers who followed them in Hungarian history. The Museum of Fine Arts and the Kunsthalle are adjacent to the square, while if you continue your way past the wall of sculptures, you'll reach City Park with Vajdahunyad castle. Address: Hősök tere
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Heroes' Square
Hősök tere
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A highly photographable neighbourhood in Budapest, this quarter is home to several landmarks built for the millenial celebrations in 1896. The vast Heroes' Square is adorned by sculptures of the seven Magyar chieftains, surrounded by the most prominent rulers who followed them in Hungarian history. The Museum of Fine Arts and the Kunsthalle are adjacent to the square, while if you continue your way past the wall of sculptures, you'll reach City Park with Vajdahunyad castle. Address: Hősök tere
St. Stephen's Basilica is the largest church inBudapest. It was built in Neo-classicist style and has a capacity of up to 8,500 people. Its most noted relic is the mummified right hand of Stephen I, Hungary's first king who among others converted Hungarians to Christianity. The adjacent square is home to several markets throughout the year, and is lined by terraces of trendy bars and cafés. Address: Szent István tér 1
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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
1 Szent István tér
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St. Stephen's Basilica is the largest church inBudapest. It was built in Neo-classicist style and has a capacity of up to 8,500 people. Its most noted relic is the mummified right hand of Stephen I, Hungary's first king who among others converted Hungarians to Christianity. The adjacent square is home to several markets throughout the year, and is lined by terraces of trendy bars and cafés. Address: Szent István tér 1
The Parliament is arguably the most prominent landmark of Hungary, also noted as the third largest parliament building in the world. It was designed in Gothic revival style by architect Imre Steindl. It is 96 metres tall, which refers to the year 1896, when extensive constructions were carried out to celebrate the country's Millenium.
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Hungarian Parliament Building
1-3 Kossuth Lajos tér
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The Parliament is arguably the most prominent landmark of Hungary, also noted as the third largest parliament building in the world. It was designed in Gothic revival style by architect Imre Steindl. It is 96 metres tall, which refers to the year 1896, when extensive constructions were carried out to celebrate the country's Millenium.
Very special place of entertainment, bars, great food, very special atmosphere, such a place only in Budapest
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Szimpla Kert
14 Kazinczy u.
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Very special place of entertainment, bars, great food, very special atmosphere, such a place only in Budapest
A true gem of the elegant Andrássy avenue, this imposing neo-Renaissance building was built in the late 19th century by the works of Miklós Ybl, the most prominent architect in Hungarian history. The Opera House is not only an architectural masterpiece (featuring among others a sculpture of Ferenc Liszt), but it also enjoys immense popularity for its distinctive opera programme. Address: Andrássy út 22
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Hungarian State Opera
22 Andrássy út
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A true gem of the elegant Andrássy avenue, this imposing neo-Renaissance building was built in the late 19th century by the works of Miklós Ybl, the most prominent architect in Hungarian history. The Opera House is not only an architectural masterpiece (featuring among others a sculpture of Ferenc Liszt), but it also enjoys immense popularity for its distinctive opera programme. Address: Andrássy út 22
Housed in a beautiful neoclassical building along what is called the small boulevard of Budapest, this museum houses various permanent and temporary exhibitions on the history of Hungary, starting from the Roman period, when the province of Pannonia stretched far beyond than the present borders of the country. Address: Múzeum körút 14-16
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Hungarian National Museum
14-16 Múzeum krt.
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Housed in a beautiful neoclassical building along what is called the small boulevard of Budapest, this museum houses various permanent and temporary exhibitions on the history of Hungary, starting from the Roman period, when the province of Pannonia stretched far beyond than the present borders of the country. Address: Múzeum körút 14-16
Stretching behind the imposing Heroes' Square, Városliget is one of the most popular recreational venues in the city. There are plenty of entertainment options in the neighbourhood, including the Széchenyi Baths, Budapest Zoo, Circus, the Vajdahunyad castle housing the Agricultural Museum and various fairs, and a pond that turns into a popular ice rink in the winter season.
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City Park
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Stretching behind the imposing Heroes' Square, Városliget is one of the most popular recreational venues in the city. There are plenty of entertainment options in the neighbourhood, including the Széchenyi Baths, Budapest Zoo, Circus, the Vajdahunyad castle housing the Agricultural Museum and various fairs, and a pond that turns into a popular ice rink in the winter season.
Thanks to the geological features of the Carpathian Basin, Hungary is extremely rich in thermal springs, and the area of Budapest is no exception: the capital stretches across over 100 springs, many of them accessible to the public in beautiful historical buildings. The Széchenyi Baths, built in 1913 in neo-Baroque style, is undoubtedly the most famous of all: Europe's largest medicinal bath is supplied by a spring of 76°C, and it houses 18 pools, 10 saunas, and various events to be enjoyed all year long. Address: Állatkerti körút 11
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Széchenyi Thermal Bath
9-11 Állatkerti krt.
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Thanks to the geological features of the Carpathian Basin, Hungary is extremely rich in thermal springs, and the area of Budapest is no exception: the capital stretches across over 100 springs, many of them accessible to the public in beautiful historical buildings. The Széchenyi Baths, built in 1913 in neo-Baroque style, is undoubtedly the most famous of all: Europe's largest medicinal bath is supplied by a spring of 76°C, and it houses 18 pools, 10 saunas, and various events to be enjoyed all year long. Address: Állatkerti körút 11
The Gellért Thermal Baths are housed just behind the imposing Art Nouveau Gellért Hotel near the Liberty Bridge in Budapest. There are a range of pools of different temperatures, both inside and out, including the iconic sliding-roofed main pool, the external wave pool, as well as several sauna and steam rooms. Address: Szent Gellért tér 1
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Gellért Thermal Bath
4 Kelenhegyi út
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The Gellért Thermal Baths are housed just behind the imposing Art Nouveau Gellért Hotel near the Liberty Bridge in Budapest. There are a range of pools of different temperatures, both inside and out, including the iconic sliding-roofed main pool, the external wave pool, as well as several sauna and steam rooms. Address: Szent Gellért tér 1
The Szent Lukács Baths are an imposing building on the riverbank just north of the Margaret Bridge. Once a favoured bathing place of Turkish pasha Mustafa, it is still an immensely popular venue offering five pools, several smaller Kneipp pools, plunge pools, saunas, a salt cave, and some of the most famous spa parties (sparties) in town. Address: Frankel Leó u. 25-29
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Lukacs Baths
25-29 Frankel Leó út
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The Szent Lukács Baths are an imposing building on the riverbank just north of the Margaret Bridge. Once a favoured bathing place of Turkish pasha Mustafa, it is still an immensely popular venue offering five pools, several smaller Kneipp pools, plunge pools, saunas, a salt cave, and some of the most famous spa parties (sparties) in town. Address: Frankel Leó u. 25-29

Környékek

The charming district of the Buda Castle entails the prominent Fisherman Bastion, Matthias Church,several museums, as well as some residential homes. You'll find the National Gallery here, and a wide range of other museums dedicated to music, military history, pharmacy (housed in the first pharmacy of Buda), and the life of Houdini. Take a romantic stroll under the blossoming trees of Tóth Árpád sétány, watch the change of the guard, and make your way back to the city centre by descending on the most scenic funicular in the world. Address: Szent György tér 2
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Castle Hill
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The charming district of the Buda Castle entails the prominent Fisherman Bastion, Matthias Church,several museums, as well as some residential homes. You'll find the National Gallery here, and a wide range of other museums dedicated to music, military history, pharmacy (housed in the first pharmacy of Buda), and the life of Houdini. Take a romantic stroll under the blossoming trees of Tóth Árpád sétány, watch the change of the guard, and make your way back to the city centre by descending on the most scenic funicular in the world. Address: Szent György tér 2
The 2.5-km longMargaret Island betweenBuda and Pest makes fora perfect venue for a lazyday outside the bustling city centre. It is home toseveral flowery parks, bars, medieval ruins, a water tower, a running trail, and the beloved Musical Fountain, giving a spectacular show several times a day in the summer season Address: Margitsziget
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Margaret Island
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The 2.5-km longMargaret Island betweenBuda and Pest makes fora perfect venue for a lazyday outside the bustling city centre. It is home toseveral flowery parks, bars, medieval ruins, a water tower, a running trail, and the beloved Musical Fountain, giving a spectacular show several times a day in the summer season Address: Margitsziget

Gasztronómia

The second venue of the Costes team serving finecourses inspired by local and international cuisine,all made of uniqueingredients from quail to mangalica. An elegant, bistro-style restaurant that was awarded with a Michelin-star shortly after its opening. Address: Vigyázó Ferenc utca 5., Ráday u. 4 Opening hours: Breakfast: 6.30–10.30, lunch: 12.00–15.30, dinner: 18.30–23.00 Phone: +36 1 920 1015 Internet: www.costesdowntown.hu/en Email: reservation@costesdowntown.hu
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Costes Downtown
5 Vigyázó Ferenc u.
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The second venue of the Costes team serving finecourses inspired by local and international cuisine,all made of uniqueingredients from quail to mangalica. An elegant, bistro-style restaurant that was awarded with a Michelin-star shortly after its opening. Address: Vigyázó Ferenc utca 5., Ráday u. 4 Opening hours: Breakfast: 6.30–10.30, lunch: 12.00–15.30, dinner: 18.30–23.00 Phone: +36 1 920 1015 Internet: www.costesdowntown.hu/en Email: reservation@costesdowntown.hu
A proud holder of twoMichelin stars, Onyxoffers a regal diningexperience blending traditional flavours with quality and innovation. Lunch menus of 3, 4, and 6 courses are available, and specialties include rooster consommé, duck ravioli, and flódni, a poppy seed and walnut-filled rich dessert of Hungarian origin. Address: Vörösmarty tér 7-8 Opening hours: Lunch: Thu to Sat from 12.00, dinner: Tue to Sat: 18.30–20.30 Phone: +36 30 508 0622 Internet: www.onyxrestaurant.hu/en
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Onyx
7-8 Vörösmarty tér
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A proud holder of twoMichelin stars, Onyxoffers a regal diningexperience blending traditional flavours with quality and innovation. Lunch menus of 3, 4, and 6 courses are available, and specialties include rooster consommé, duck ravioli, and flódni, a poppy seed and walnut-filled rich dessert of Hungarian origin. Address: Vörösmarty tér 7-8 Opening hours: Lunch: Thu to Sat from 12.00, dinner: Tue to Sat: 18.30–20.30 Phone: +36 30 508 0622 Internet: www.onyxrestaurant.hu/en
Located in the vibrant scenery of the City Park, Gundel is a flagship restaurant dedicated to Hungarian cuisine. It started as a father-and-son establishment in the hands of Bavarian chef Károly Gundel in the late 19th century. Its menu features traditional Hungarian flavours with a modern and international twist, served through à la carte as well as tasting menus, including mangalica pork, goose liver, and the famous Gundel pancake. Address: Gundel Károly út 4 Opening hours: Mon to Thu: 12.00–23.00, Fri and Sat: 12.00–0.00, Sun: brunch 11.30–15.00, 19.00–23.00 Phone: +36 1 889 8111 Internet: www.gundel.hu/en Email: info@gundel.hu
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Gundel Étterem
4 Gundel Károly út
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Located in the vibrant scenery of the City Park, Gundel is a flagship restaurant dedicated to Hungarian cuisine. It started as a father-and-son establishment in the hands of Bavarian chef Károly Gundel in the late 19th century. Its menu features traditional Hungarian flavours with a modern and international twist, served through à la carte as well as tasting menus, including mangalica pork, goose liver, and the famous Gundel pancake. Address: Gundel Károly út 4 Opening hours: Mon to Thu: 12.00–23.00, Fri and Sat: 12.00–0.00, Sun: brunch 11.30–15.00, 19.00–23.00 Phone: +36 1 889 8111 Internet: www.gundel.hu/en Email: info@gundel.hu
Déryné is Buda's symbolic restaurant, heavily frequented by locals living west of the Danube. It opened in the 1910s and served several well-known artists at the time, but it welcomes today's visitor with the same quality and hospitality, offering Hungarian and French-style dishes and home-made bakery products that are the subject of acclaim in the entire city. Address: Krisztina tér 3 Opening hours: Mon to Thu: 7.30–0.00, Fri: 7.30–1.00, Sat: 9.00–1.00, Sun: 9.00–0.00 Phone: +36 1 225 1407 Internet: www.bistroderyne.com Email: friends@deryne.com
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Déryné Bisztró
3 Krisztina tér
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Déryné is Buda's symbolic restaurant, heavily frequented by locals living west of the Danube. It opened in the 1910s and served several well-known artists at the time, but it welcomes today's visitor with the same quality and hospitality, offering Hungarian and French-style dishes and home-made bakery products that are the subject of acclaim in the entire city. Address: Krisztina tér 3 Opening hours: Mon to Thu: 7.30–0.00, Fri: 7.30–1.00, Sat: 9.00–1.00, Sun: 9.00–0.00 Phone: +36 1 225 1407 Internet: www.bistroderyne.com Email: friends@deryne.com
Fakanál Restaurant Housed in the busy Great Market Hall, Fakanál is a traditional restaurant serving Hungarian meals in an authentic setting accompanied by live gypsy music. A lively atmosphere is guaranteed here, either because of the events they host, or the pálinka shots that are always on high demand (and a must for every visitor). Address: Vámház körút 1-3 Opening hours: Mon: 9.00–17.00, Tue to Fri: 9.00–18.00, Sat: 9.00–15.00, Sun: closed Phone: +36 1 217 7860 Internet: www.fakanaletterem.hu Email: info@fakanaletterem.hu
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Lunchrestaurang Fakanal
1-3 Vámház krt.
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Fakanál Restaurant Housed in the busy Great Market Hall, Fakanál is a traditional restaurant serving Hungarian meals in an authentic setting accompanied by live gypsy music. A lively atmosphere is guaranteed here, either because of the events they host, or the pálinka shots that are always on high demand (and a must for every visitor). Address: Vámház körút 1-3 Opening hours: Mon: 9.00–17.00, Tue to Fri: 9.00–18.00, Sat: 9.00–15.00, Sun: closed Phone: +36 1 217 7860 Internet: www.fakanaletterem.hu Email: info@fakanaletterem.hu

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Transport from the airport

The easiest way to get to the city is by an Airport Transfer. We have a trusted company who can drive you in for 25 Eur (1-4person + luggage). It takes around 30 min. They will wait for you at the aiport. Please ask if you choose this way. You can choose the taxis at the airport as well but it is not recommended. Not the best reputation. Taxi should take you to he city at around 30-40 eur. You can get on the bus 100E. You have to buy your ticket at the airport from the dedicated ticket machine. It takes you to Deák Square. The easiest way is to walk from there, wich takes around 15min.
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Money exchange

In Hungary we use HUF (forint) as our national currency. In most of the restaurants and shops you can use your credit card but it is always a good idea to have some cash with you. Please don’t exchange at the airport or at the train stations, you will get the worst exchange rates there. The rest of the currency exchanger places you will find have much better rates, but always check before using them. Avoid people who will try to exchange with „better” rates on the street.