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What is Buda Castle
The Buda Castle (Hungarian: ''Budai Vár'') is the historical castle of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, Hungary. In the past, it was also called Royal Palace (Hungarian: ''Királyi-palota'') and Royal Castle (Hungarian: ''Királyi Vár'') . The Buda Castle was built on the southern tip of Castle Hill, next to the old Castle District, (Hun: ''Várnegyed''), which is famous about its (...)
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"On the weekend in mid-June closest to the anniversary of the construction of Hungary's Lánchíd (Chain Bridge), the oldest and most stunning of the five bridges connecting Buda and Pest, a variety of aquatic events, competitions, and air shows take place along and above the Danube."
"Vigyázó Ferenc utca 4 ( from the Chain Bridge exit into Pest, turn left into Apáczai u. then take the second right )."
"The spectacular but very touristy and pricey cable car (funicular) called Budavári Sikló (HUF 700/1300 one way/return, children HUF 400/750) climbs up Castle Hill from Chain Bridge's Buda side to Fisherman's Bastion ( Halászbástya )."
"It is linked to Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge by the Castle Hill Funicular."
"It starts at Szabadság híd (Freedom Bridge) in the south and is alternately named Vámház körút, Múzeum körút, Károly körút, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út, and József Attila utca before ending at the Chain Bridge."
"You might start exploring at Clark Ádám tér, a square named after the Scottish engineer who built the nearby Chain Bridge (1873), the first permanent crossing between Buda and Pest; from here a funicular runs from the river up to the main tourist sights of Castle Hill."
"IBUSZ tourist office, V Ferenciek tér 10, and Budapest Tourist ,Roosevelt tér 5 (by the Chain Bridge) and VIII Baross tér 3 (near Keleti station), also provide tourist information."
"Strictly speaking, the story of Budapest begins in 1873 when hilly, residential Buda and historic ?buda on the western bank of the Danube River merged with flat, industrial Pest on the east to form what was at first called Pest-Buda."
"Comprised of two very different cities, Buda on the west bank of the Danube River and Pest on the east bank, Budapest (pronounced "BOO-dah-pesht") offers travelers Viennese aura at roughly half the price."
"Pest is the eastern side of the Danube River in Budapest , Hungary."
"A38 boat  Turned to a music club from an old Ukranian stone-carrier ship, A38 is floating on Danube river and considered as one of Budapest's best quality party places (and one of Europe's coolest clubs?)."
"Located on both sides of the Danube River and featuring both the rolling hills of Buda (on the west bank) and the organized, gridlike layout of Pest (east bank), these two very different cities united by convenience into one city offer the traveller a Viennese-style aura at half the price."
"The apartment is very close to Fisherman's Bastion, to the Chain Bridge and Danube river, there is perfect public transportation."
"although the name is more likely derived from a local word meaning "water", probably a reference to the Danube River."
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psalmi from Finland wrote about Buda Castle 4 years, 2 months ago
Castle Hill at the Pest side of the city houses many attractive sites for tourists. We visited the national museum that had excellent changing exhibitions from hungarian artists and loads of paintings and sculptures in their constant exhibition too.
We also visited the wonderful Labyrinths that are under the hill.
psalmi replied 4 years, 2 months ago:
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Budapest was perhaps the best ever east european city that I've visited (and there are many of those!). Great parties outdoors, beautiful ladies and excellent weather. Don't miss the water park next to Hungaroring!
psalmi from Finland wrote about Sziget Festival 4 years, 10 months ago
Bigger than all Finnish summer festivals put together, Sziget is really a festival to see. Tens of stages means every genre is available in Sziget, only your imagination is the limit. Music isn't still played too loud as you can still hear on the day after the festival.
People also come here to stay for the whole week. Every open green bit contains dozens of tents, not only the official camping area. Even while the place is crowded, the toilets seem to be in rather good condition. There are also containers with water closets so you don't need to use bajamajas if it's not urgent.
There is also other activities besides music in Sziget. You can try everything from bungee jump to ourdoor table tennis, yoga, rope gliding and "hanoi tower" building where you climb as high as you can with the help from empty beer cases you lay on top of each other while climbing.
essimkil from Finland wrote about Hotel Wien 4 years, 6 months ago
Very nice, warm and peacefull hotel a bit outside, maybe 6-7km, from centrum. It is a 3-star hotel and the staff is willing to help their customers. In my opinion this is quite cheap hotel, so it's good for students also! There is in Budapest good public transportation, those busses takes you to subwaystation, and from there it takes 10 minutes to center, to Astoria or wherever you want!
essimkil from Finland wrote about Pub For Sale 4 years, 6 months ago
juha from Finland wrote about Mogyoród aquaréna water park 5 years, 9 months ago
This is an awesome water park close to the center of Budapest and with a great view over the Hungaroring. Definitely worth a visit if you like to have some fun in the sun!
jussi from Finland wrote about Castle Hill 4 years, 10 months ago
The Buda Castle felt like a fortressed town once we got to the cobbled streets of the castle hill. The view over Danube towards Pest is great from the Fisherman's Bastion. We didn't go inside the castle though because there was some wine tasting and purchasing event going on the castle yard. Instead we went to a nearby restaurant to eat well and have some wine on our own. And then we spent the rest of the day (and evening and night) in Pest's best bars..
psalmi from Finland wrote about Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest 4 years, 9 months ago
A five star hotel from the luxury Kempinski hotel chain in the center of Budapest delivers everything it promises. Excellent and friendly service with relaxed atmosphere combined with great location makes this the #1 choice of hotels in Budapest.
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus is also one of the two hotels that made it to the Leading Hotels 2008 -book together with neighbouring La Meridian.
Rooms are huge as well as the beds that come with goose feather pillows and blankets to guarantee a good nights sleep.
psalmi from Finland wrote about Andrássy Avenue 4 years, 9 months ago
Andrássy Avenue is the place to see in Budapest if you have only day to visit in the city. Almost every major museum and city's famous opera house are located onto it. In a matter of fact, the whole street is Unesco world heritage site.
In addition the street is crowded with shops of expensive brands while those that don't have a presence there yet are queuing in line for a spot in the center of Budapests fashion & shopping street.
The biggest attraction of Andrássy Avenue still isn't on the street but rather under it. Along the path of the avenue just underneat it follows a mini-metro or mini-subway, the oldest of its' kind in continental Europe, at 125 years of age. Metro is a must-see for those who visit Budapest.
psalmi from Finland wrote about Restaurant Nosztalgia 4 years, 9 months ago
If you want a trip back in time to the beginning of the 20th century, Restaurant Nosztalgia is the place to go in Budapest. Decorated in the fashion of the era, the place has a classy feeling quite unlike anything else in Budapest.
Adding to the atmosphere is a live gyspy orchestra that play their sad melodies almost constantly. Service is also good, while food lacks a bit behind. Main courses are excellent but as it is often in Hungary, starters seem to be impossible for them to make delicious. Beware also national dishes as they might be anything.
Apparently Nosztalgia is also famous for its fish so try it out. Waiters are willing to recommend it to you in case you have difficult time in selecting the dish.
Be careful when traveling in local area trains and metro with a single ticket. If you are changing trains you need to re-stamp the ticket at each station on you are subject to a fine of 6000 florints in case you get caught. You also need to save your ticket until you are cleared from metro area, otherwise you may have to search the ticket from the garbage bin you threw it before exiting station to avoid being fined.
Unbelievable but true.
Hey there all winelovers, Budapest has something to offer to you! Budapest Wine Society Shop (Batthyany Utca 59) sells a great selection of Hungarian wines. The only bad thing about this place is that there is too many of them! So make sure you have some time. The staff has an excellent knowledge about wine making, don't hesitate to ask!
For cheap and delicious dinner try the Luigi A la Carte restaurant, located quite near the Opera House. Beautiful portions (for example a flag of Hungary made of different spices in the top of the 3,50 € pasta), delicious italian-hungarian food, very reasonable prices and a great athmosphere. (it's a tiny place so with a bigger group it might be a bit difficult to fit in)
Address: Zichy Jeno utca, 31
jussi from Finland wrote about M Restaurant 4 years, 3 months ago
My favorite restaurant in Budapest. They offer decent home-made style Hungarian food (or at least did two or three years ago when I visited). The interior is very cozy. Every inch of the walls and ceiling are covered with brown wrapping paper with black line drawings of furnishings found in a home. There are piles of books, lamps, a parrot in a cage, vases, a phone on a stand, and the ceiling even has a drawing of a fan with a real cord hanging from it.
We found the place by chance while strolling around the streets of Budapest. Despite the non-fancy looks outside, I'd say the place is worth a visit.
psalmi from Finland wrote about Sziget Festival 4 years, 2 months ago
Just as I mentioned you're not supposed to leave Lake Balaton for Budapest, enter Sziget festival. The biggest rock festival in Central Europe with more than half a million visitors was just something we couldn't miss. It was going on between 13th and 18th so it was really something we couldn't miss and didn't have and opportunity to wait so there we were.
Bigger than all Finnish summer festivals put together, Sziget was really a festival to see. Tens of stages meant every genre was available in Sziget, only your imagination being the limit. Music wasn't even played too loud as you could still hear on the day after the festival something else than the ringing in your ears.
People also came here to stay for the whole week. Every open green bit contained dozens of tents, not only the official camping area but every green bit. Even while the place was crowded, the toilets seem to be in rather good condition, quite unlike anywhere I've been before. There were also containers with water closets so you didn't need to use bajamajas if was not urgent.
psalmi replied 4 years, 2 months ago:
There wa also other activities besides music in Sziget. You could try everything from bungee jump to outdoor table tennis, yoga, rope gliding and "hanoi tower" building (in picture) where you climb as high as you can with the help from empty beer cases you lay on top of each other while climbing.
After the national holiday it was our turn to vacate to the nations capital, Budapest. This time the trains were much less crowded, maybe due to the fact that it wasn't Saturday or a holiday season peak.
Budapest itself provided much more activity than we managed to squeeze in for the tree days. Thinking of it afterwards we should've spent more time in Budapest and less in Vienna and replace Milan with Venice altogether but more on that later.
psalmi from Finland wrote about Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest 4 years, 2 months ago
psalmi from Finland wrote about Margaret Island 4 years, 2 months ago
Our afternoon was spent exercising by walking through the Margaret Island in Donau between Buda and Pest. It seems that half the city had the same idea as you could find loads of people there enjoying the warm afternoons of August.
We had the fun of seeing football games, capoeira practises and wall climbing and loads of other tourist attractions like this guy with a funny hat who wanted to pose to us.
psalmi from Finland wrote about Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest 4 years, 2 months ago
I had an amazing time in Budapest last month. It's easy to get around and I met some great people. Probably one of the best cities in Europe for great culinary experiences. My favorite restaurant was Cafe Kor, close to the Bazilica. Amazing service and food at reasonable prices. Nightlife is fantastic and I really enjoyed the ruin pubs in the city. I went to quite a few, but I enjoyed Szimpla the most.
andreakoroknai wrote about The Jewish Quarter Of Budapest 7 months, one week ago
This area of the Hungarian capital may not be as famous as Castle Hill, Váci Street or Heroes' Square, but for visitors looking to gain some insight into the country's history, it shouldn't be left out.
Established at the turn of the 19th century when the jewish community gathered in the 7th District along the road leading to the bridge that crosses the Danube. The center of this area became Király Street.
This was also where in 1944 the Pest Ghetto was built, crowding 70.000 people together.
In 2002 this historic neighborhood bordered by Király and Csányi Street, Klauzál Square, Kisdiófa and Dohány Street and Károly Boulevard was named the old Jewish Quarter of Pest and was entered into the World Heritage Conservation Zone.
This area is home to most of the city's Jewish cultural heritage sites, including the famous „Synagogue Triangle.”
At Dohány Street 2. you will find the world's second largest and Europe's largest synagogue, the Dohány Street Synagogue. The site of this building is also the birthplace of Theodor Herzl, Father of Zionism. In the garden is the Martyrs' Cemetery and the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Adjacent to the temple is the Jewish Museum.
The second point of the Triangle is the synagogue on Rumbach Street, also known as „the little synagogue.”
The third point is the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue. This area is home to kosher shops and Budapest's only mikveh (ritual bath).
This historic district, as a part of the city's rehabilitation strategy, started to to look towards youth culture and tourism in recent years: from 2002 some now very popular cafes, bars and summer music venues opened in buildings that were earlier considered for demolition: the Szimpla-garden, the Gozsdu Mano Klub, or the Kőleves (Stone Soup) -garden to name a few.
Since then the area, especially Kazinczy Street is not only known for its rich cultural heritage, but for it's unique cultural present, with "ruin pubs," art and design shops, like the Kék Ló (Blue Horse)and Printa graphic design studio which incidently also function as pubs/cafes.
andreakoroknai wrote about Danube Palace 6 months, 4 weeks ago
The Danube Palace is a historic building in the heart of Downtown Budapest, once known as the Casino of Lipótváros. The term casino was not used as a place for gambling, but rather as a cultural and recreation center where members could come to spend their free time. Continuing in this tradition, this stately, beautifully restored Baroque Revival building is today a place for the performing arts. It is the home theater of the Danube Symphony Orchestra, the Danube Folk Ensemble and hosts frequent performances of the Hungaria Folk Ensemble and Gypsy Orchestra. The building in itself is quite impressive, with free tours available daily to visitors.
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