BUDAPEST – Hungary
To do list:
- Heroe’s square -
Heroes’ Sq is the largest and most symbolic square in Budapest. Noted for its iconic statue complex featuring the Seven chieftains of the Magyars and other important Hungarian national leaders, as well as the Memorial Stone of Heroes, often erroneously referred as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
• It is dominated by the Millenary Monument (Ezeréves emlékmű), a 36m-high pillar topped by a golden Archangel Gabriel, holding the Hungarian crown and a cross.
- vaidanunyad castle - ( 3 min walk from hero’s square)
situated on Széchenyi Island in the City Park, is one of the most characteristic and exciting landmarks of the city with countless features to be explored. Vajdahunyad Castle represents the Hungarian and European characteristics of the architecture of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.
szechenyi thermal bath - situated in the city park.
• Szechenyi Bath is the biggest and most popular of all the thermal baths in Budapest. What is more, it is one of the biggest natural hot spring spa baths in Europe too. Szechenyi Bath is 100 years old. try the whirlpools, the water jets, the underwater aqua massage, and explore the labyrinth of the palace hiding 18 pools. 100 millions of bathers have enjoyed the warm medicinal waters and the fun pools.
(Bring your own towel / flip flops, it will be 2 pounds, ticket price is 15 pounds)
04. New York cafe - ***** (if possible mk reservations.
• Ornate cafe/restaurant since 1894 with frescoes & chandeliers, for coffee, cake & Hungarian cuisine.
05. St Stephan’s basilica -(to get a view of Budapest)
• is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c 975–1038), whose right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest church building in Hungary before 1920. it's the co-cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest. Today, it is the third largest church building in present-day Hungary.
06. Parliament building -
• the largest building in Hungary. The Hungarian Parliament Building, also known as the Parliament of Budapest after its location, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination in Budapest. It is situated in Kossuth Square, in the Pest side of the city and on the banks of the Danube.
07.Danube river - (world war 2 ) jews were killed.
• The Danube River runs right through the center of Budapest, dividing the city into two parts--Buda and Pest. It’s Europe’s second longest river. It’s One of the most fascinating waterways in Europe, The Shoes on the Danube Bank is a memorial in Budapest, Conceived by film director Can Togay, he created it on the east bank of the Danube River with sculptor Gyula Pauer to honer the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. It represents their shoes left behind.
A Danube River cruise unveils Europe’s rich and dramatic history. Glittering cultural capitals, lush vineyards, magnificent monasteries and endless scenic splendor line the river’s banks.
Széchenyi Chain Bridge –
is a chain bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Designed by English engineer William Tierney Clark and built by Scottish engineer Adam Clark, it was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary.
09. Buda castle -
is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest. It was first completed in 1265, but the massive Baroque palace today occupying most of the site was built between 1749 and 1769. The complex in the past was referred to as either the Royal Palace or the Royal Castle. The castle now houses the Hungarian National Gallery and The Budapest History Museum.
Getting to Buda Castle :
Funicular from Clark Adam Square, Buda
The best and most scenic way to get up to the hill is to take the funicular from Clark Ádám tér at the Buda end of the Chain Bridge.
The track is almost 100 m long.
Operating hours: 07.30 – 22.00 every day.
The cable car runs constantly during peak time, and at max 10-minute intervals during less busy periods. ( Children under 3 and people with disabilities can travel on the cable car free of charge.)
- Central hall market –
Loaded with merchants, textiles, food,etc;
- FOOD TO TRY IN BUDAPEST:
Langos - (Hungarian pizza)
• Karavan street food area
• retro langos food place in arany langos street
Goulash is a stew or soup of meat and vegetables usually seasoned with paprika and other spices. It is one of the national dishes of Hungary and a symbol of the country.
Chimney cakes - ( kürtöskalács)
Official desert of Hungary