Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, or as often called the “Pearl of the Danube”, is listed as one of the world’s most beautiful cities on the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Cosmopoilitan Budapest offers many restaurants from traditional to modern, meeting the tastes of everyone, including the fine dishes of spicy and delicious Hungarian cuisine. Liszt Ferenc Square has become a centre of entertainment for the city - great restaurants and bars, most of which have a terrace for the hot summer evening.
At night many new, modern bars and pubs attract guests for refreshing drinks accompanied by wide spectrum of music; dynamic dance clubs are all around the city - open until dawn.
Many of these bars and restaurants can be found on Liszt Ferenc square, only 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.
The Hungarian State Opera was opened in 1884 after a nine-year- long construction by the plans of Miklós Ybl. The walls of the hall and the staircases are decorated with the masterpieces of the best Hungarian painters of the era.
Puccini directed the premier of two of his operas here. Amongst its most significant visiting conductors were Otto Klemperer, Sergio Failoni and Lamberto Gardelli. The building has a distinguished place amongst the European opera houses.
The Hungarian State Opera is one of the most beautiful opera houses of the World.
Király street is an ideal place for shopping - pieces of art, hand made clothes, trendy house items from trendy design shops that line this attractive street - many fresh ideas to treat yourself or to surprise a loved one. The Gozsdu Udvar - an impressive cultural center - can also be found in this beautiful street.
What is GOUBA? GOUBA = Gozsdu Bazaar.GOUBA is a regular program in Budapest inviting both tourists and locals for a refreshing walk in Gozsdu Udvar. Visitors will find a multi-faceted and rich selection of products “almost nowhere (else) to be seen”, excluding neither amorphous toy rabbits with lucid eyes nor exceptionally valuable paintings or extravagant costumes, Art Nouveau statues, grandma’s copper garlic press, a freshly painted portrait or a sky-blue felt hat quite out of a fairy tale
The Dohány Street Synagogue, also known as The Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, is located in Erzsébetváros, the 7th district of Budapest. It is the largest synagogue in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. It seats 3,000 people and is a centre of Neolog Judaism.
The synagogue was built between 1854 and 1859 in the Moorish Revival style, with the decoration based chiefly on Islamic models from North Africa and medieval Spain (the Alhambra). The synagogue's Viennese architect, Ludwig Förster, believed that no distinctively Jewish architecture could be identified, and thus chose "architectural forms that have been used by oriental ethnic groups that are related to the Israelite people, and in particular the Arabs". The interior design is partly by Frigyes Feszl.
St. Stephen's Basilica (Hungarian: Szent István-bazilika) 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 is the third largest church building in Hungary.
This is the most important church building in Hungary, one of the most significant tourist attractions and the third highest building in Hungary.
Equal with the Hungarian Parliament Building, it is one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest at 96 metres (315 ft) - this equation symbolises that worldly and spiritual thinking have the same importance. According to current regulations there cannot be taller building in Budapest than 96 metres (315 ft). It has a width of 55 metres (180 ft), and length of 87.4 metres (287 ft). It was completed in 1905 after 54 years of construction, according to the plans of Miklós Ybl, and was completed by József Kauser. Much of this delay can be attributed to the collapse of the dome in 1868 which required complete demolition of the completed works and rebuilding from the ground up.
The Deák Ferenc Square (Deák Ferenc tér), named for Ferenc Deák, is a major intersection and transport junction in Budapest. Károly Boulvard, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Street, Király Street, Deák Ferenc Street, and Harmincad Street converge here. The three lines of the Budapest Metro each have a station under the square, creating the system's only transfer station.
Tram lines 47 and 49 also originate from the square, as well as several bus lines. Deák Ferenc Square is a popular gathering for young people. Alcoholic beverages are sold at the grassy area, and it is common for Deák Ferenc Square to be populated until the midnight hours.
The beginning of the 21st century was an exciting turning point in the nightlife of Budapest: in the central area of the city new places were opened one after another in tenement houses and factory buildings doomed to destruction. These were equipped with rejected furniture of old community centres, cinemas, and grandmothers’ flats, bringing a retro feeling into these places. They were soon called 'ruinpubs' and became popular very fast among the youth of Budapest - ruinpub is the exact translation of the Hungarian name.
"The phenomena of 'ruin pubs' took hold of the Budapest nightlife scene a few years back. Today, many of the best placed to hang-out in the Hungarian capital feature psychedelic interiors, worn-out furniture, and groups of hipsters. The best of this bunch manage to create a special kind of charm, very unique to Budapest. As not all are as well known as Szimpla Kert and Instant, here's virtual look at other such great venues, including: Anker’t, Grandio, Kőleves Kert, Mika Tivadar, Kertem.