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Places to visit by sunlight
Church Matthias: Can be found in the neighbourhood of the Palace and the Fisherman’s Bastion.
The Palace of Budapest
The Fisherman’s Bastion: This place is very close to the Palace, so if you don’t know which way to go, just ask someone.
The Chain Bridge: You can see the chain bridge from everywhere. Hungarians are proud of it, because it was the first bridge built in Budapest and it is more than 120 years old. (Its original name is Széchenyi Chain Bridge, named after the establisher and financer).
The Heroes’ Square: When going to Heroes Square I would suggest a walk through Andrássy Street, which is a great sight full of lights even after Christmas, and it is really beautiful… (It is easy to find Heroes Square if you walk on Andrássy, because it is just straight ahead, although it is a very long street, so at Oktogon square I would take Metro line 3.
There is a Square called: Fővám Square, a big historical market (made by Eiffel). You can smell, taste, experience what a real Hungarian meal is all about… If I were in your shoes I would definitely try the so called Rétes, in English: Strudel… It is a kind of cake, in lots of different flavours. After trying one, you will try another ;)…
Margaret Island and the bridge
Places to see at night
The whole city centre is amazing at night. When you go to the Gellért Hill (to the top) you will see a beautiful scenery of the entire city centre. So, the most important thing is that you go out at night ;)…
Be aware and be careful with
There are only 3 metro lines in Budapest, so it is quite easy to use this type of public transport, however I would rather choose the yellow trams, which are slower (you have time to take in the sights), but they are also iconic objects of Hungarian culture.
Tramline 4 and 6 is going across the city centre, so I think most of the time, you will use that line. These trams run during the entire day and through the night.
Buses are often late or you will have to wait for them, sometimes they are too early…in one word: unpredictable :S
Taxis are very expensive and taxi drivers often take advantage of foreigners!!! But if you happen to take a taxi at night and your journey doesn’t take longer than 10 minutes don’t pay anything more than 4 000-5000 HUF.
The local currency is Hungarian Forint, not Euro. The international abbreviation for forint is HUF.
1 Euro = approximately 268 HUF (Forint)
Make sure you find a hostel on time, because these places can be busy. à http://www.budapestrooms.com/
You can always find 24 hours stores in the city centre, which can be crucial during your stay.
In party places drinks are far more expensive :S, than buying them beforehand in stores. But be aware! The drinks bought outside can’t be taken inside party places.
Sightseeing buses depart from the Deák Square. I warn you I tried it once with a Japanese friend of mine, and it was so boring that she fell asleep, so I would skip this version of sightseeing, if I were you…
If you really want to get a good impression of Budapest you should just walk around the river Danube and take in the beautiful scenery.
Symbol, Dokk café, Tao club, LivingRoom, Creol
Morrison’s, Morrison’s 2, Morrison’s 3
Extravagant and avantgarde Ruin Pubs:
Szimpla Kertmozi, Instant
Addresses and websites for the best Party places
1036 Budapest, Bécsi út 56.
1024 Budapest, II. kerület, Lövőház utca 1-5., second floor
1024 Budapest, II. kerület, Lövőház utca 1-5., third floor
1053 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos utca 17.
1051.Bp. Roosevelt tér 7-8.
+36 70/ 3967892
1065,Budapest, Révay u. 25.
1055 Budapest, Szent István krt. 11
1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8.
1075 Budapest, Kazinczy utca 14.
1065, Budapest, Nagymező utca 38.
Enjoy your stay in Budapest ! ! ! :)
/Article made by Hajnalka Kovács - IBS Trainee/