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louis Budapest - A travel report by Rafal
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Budapest,  Hungary - flag Hungary -  Budapest
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Weekend is not enough

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The Hungarian capital is an excellent place for a trip. It has so many attractions that you can spend there a few days and still you won't see everything.

from the Castle hill
from the Castle hill
City is located over the Danube River which is an backbone of the city. On the left side is Pest, on the right side of the Danube we will find Buda. Others interesting places are: Margaret Island - located in the middle of Danube, Obuda - the oldest part of the city, which is mix of the styles comunist buildings, and old charmings houses, Aquincum - remains of the roman settelment. 30 minutes by train you can reach Sentendre - charming Serbian city. Main street is Andrassy ut. reaching the Millenium monument and Square of the heroes. For the coffe the best street is Vaci utca.

Favourite spots:
Sentendre market square
Sentendre market square
Castle hill - old town of the Budapest. Excellent for Walking. Gellert hill give us the most beautifull view of the city. EWorth to wait the evening. Iluminated Budapest from the Gellert hill is breathtaking. On the hill is a citadell. Pest district - Andrassy ut - main street of the city, with beutifull houses. Most interesting buildings are Opera house and Palais Drechsler. Margaret Island - in the middle of the river. Favourite place for jogging and walk. Huge park with thermal baths in Hotel Thermal Obuda reamins of the oldest part of the city. Fo square with old Town hall is the center of this district. Few meters you reach Imre Varga museum, and the monumets of the womans with umberellas Sentendre - charming town with special atmosphere, undestroyed during the war. Quite touristic, but it does'nt disturb to much. On the top hill is Templon square from where you have an overwiew on the city and Danube river. In the city is a lot of the caffeterias and restaurants

What's really great:
Fisherman Tower
Fisherman Tower
Castle hill with Fishermann tower, St. Matthiew church, Erdodych Palace. Taking the special tram to the top hill (price 700 Huf). Walinkg to the Gellert hill, where you have stunning view over the city Sentendre for a half day trip. Pest with Parliament House, which nowadays under renovation.. Thermal baths in Gellert Hotell and in old turkish buildings.

Night view on the Parliament house
Night view on the Parliament house
All city is well worth visit. But the most interesting atre Gellert Hill, Catsle Hill, and Pest district. Also trip to Sentendre is well worth

TO MA Apartments, good place for reasonable price for bigger group (70 EUR per room) We had appartment close to bihar utca, close to Danube, subway, and city center in old renovated house

For Sale Pub has it own atmosphere, nivce, crowded with good food.

Other recommendations:
Take a ride with subway line A. It is the oldest subway line in Continental Europe. Was built in 1896 and the metro stations are in old style, but all refreshed.
Take a bath in thermal baths. The range is huge - outside (Szechenyi baths), luxury (f.e in Gellert hotel) and old turkish style (Rudas)

Published on Thursday October 4th, 2007

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Thu, Dec 06 2007 - 01:27 PM rating by zrusseff

Rafal, thanks for sharing your visit to Hungary, one of the place I want to visit. I love the photographs, especially of the Fisherman's tower. I am glad I can at least visit Hungary vicariously through your report & photographs.

Mon, Oct 15 2007 - 01:12 PM rating by marianne

nice report, and superb photos.

Sat, Oct 06 2007 - 07:04 AM rating by davidx

Very informative - but it leaves me wanting more. Don't be too bound by the section names!

Fri, Oct 05 2007 - 12:34 PM rating by eirissa

A good list of things to do in Budapest, lots of info. I didn't have time to go to Szentendre - have you got more pictures from this town? My favourite places in Budapest were Fishermen's Bastions, Gellert Hill and Margaret's Island. However, I still have to return there to try their baths. Have you tried them?

Fri, Oct 05 2007 - 07:50 AM rating by adampl

Lots of useful info plus inspiring pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Fri, Oct 05 2007 - 07:37 AM rating by mistybleu

Nice report, especially for you first report. Definitely makes me want to go there.

Fri, Oct 05 2007 - 01:09 AM rating by bineba

Brings back a lot of memories. I went over 20 years ago, but I'm planning to visit again soon.

Thu, Oct 04 2007 - 07:16 PM rating by rangutan

Just like me! Better at pictures and facts than reporting! A very good start anyway and hope to read more from you, let us try more content (both of us :-)

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