SIGHTS
BUDAPEST/BUDAPEST, Hungary

Area Code 01, 10, Aug, 98

Castle District in Buda on the West side of the Danube
On UNESCO's register of World Heritage Sights The Castle district contains most of Budapest's historical sights. Wandering around the, attractive, historic area is one of Budapest's highlights. Go early in the morning to see it at its best, during the day the area is always crowded with tourists. The views across the river to Parliament building are superb especially in the evenings.
Transport: Siklo - Funicular to Castle district from Clark Adam ter (W from Chain Bridge), up to the Castle area, 180ft. 7:30-22:00, Closed 1 day/month
Bubapest Card: You can get free admission or discount fare.
The price with this card is indicated as "B-"
Student discount "St"

BUDA side
 
S1 Buda Castle District: I,Szent Gyorgy ter. 2 The World Heritage Site.
Foundations date back to the 13th C but the castle has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. Houses several museums: Great views of Pest, across the river.
Transport:
Walk over the Szechenyi Lanchid Bridge and take a funicular or take a bus(Castle) from Moszkva ter.or take #16 from Deak Ter
S1a Hungarian National Gallery Buda Castle See below.
S1b Budapest History Museum Castel Museum: See below.
S1c Fishermen's Bastion: Franklin ut. Tower Entry fee:?
Disney like Rampart with tower, built in the 19th C. Great views of the river.
S1d Matyas Templom Matthias Church: Neo-Gothic style, the present Church is largely a reconstruction dating from the 19th C. Distinctive for its colorful, tile roof. Organ concerts held here in Summer. Houses a museum of religious art.
S1e Statue of St Stephen: S side of Matyas Church, St Stephen became king in 1000 AD.
S1f ?The streetsw of : You can see many gothic houses.
S1g ?Rusvermu Cafe: St. Harom #7, It used to be Erizebet Queen's favorate cafe.
S2 Gellert Hill: Panoramic views of the town of Budapest from the top. You can climb us the hill via scenic paths. Some view points along the way offer better views than the top. One path starts from in front of the Gellert Bath entrance.
transport bus #27 from Moricz Zsigmond kt.
S2a Citadella Gellert: Hegy Fortress on the top of. Visible from everywhere in Budapest. Entry fee 90Ft
S2b Liberation Monument: Gellert Hill Known by most backpackers as the statue of liberty holding a palm leaf.

PEST Side
 
S National Perliament:
S Nagtional Bank: Szabadsag ter, 19th C
S3 St Stephen's Basilica: Huge, 96m high church. largest in Budapest, next to the Parliament building. Tour in English 700ft
Treasury M-Sa 10-17:00, Su 13-17:00
The tower 10-17:00, ?Ft,
Transport: M2 Kossuth Lajos ter
S Belvarosi Plebiana Templom(Inner City Parish Church):
S Synagogue: Karoly Krt. Just S from Deak Tere
400Ft St.200, Sa-Th 10-16:30, F10-14:30
Beautiful Jewish synagogue. No sleeve/shorts allowed. There is a sign for "No Video", but it is allowed with small donation.
S Opera House(Magyar allami operahaz):Andrassy ut. 22, Hungarian National Opera House
Tour in English 700ft(B-540Ft), 15,16:00
Built in late 19th C. Neo-Renaissance style.
S Maria Magdanlena: Tu-Su9-18:00 Entry fee 50ft
S Panoptikum: Kapisztran ter. March - Oct. Tu-Su10-18:00 Entry fee: 300Ft st. 200Ft
S Zichy Palace: ?Szt. Gyorgy ter Mar - Oct. Tu-Su10-18:00 Entry fee: 450Ft?
S Varosliget (City Park) Huge park designed by French, located in NE of Budapest. Many facilites such as swimming pools, ice skate link(winter), museums, zoo, etc.
Transport M1: Hosok ter
Hosok ter(Hero's sq.): The symbol of 19th C nationalism
Millennium Monument: Hosok ter.
Museum of Fine Arts:
Palace of Art:
Szechenyi Bath/Simming pool: see Bath section
Zoo:
Vajdahunyad Castle: New building built in 20th C despite the design which incorporates Romanesque through to Gothic. The architect, Ignac Alpar, intended to create a harmony through blending all styles. During summer , there are laser light shows and many concerts.Also houses the Museum of Agriculture.
Margget Island: 2km long island in the Danube, in the N of Budapest. Very big park which has many sports and leisure facilites, ruins, theaters, baths. Rental bicycles are available.
Reachable by Margit hid from S, Arpad hid from N., Tram #4, #6

Museum/Gallery
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S Hungary National Museum: VIII,Museum krt 14/16
500Ft, St-250Ft, Summer10-18:00, Winter 10-17:00
Exhibit articles from ancient time to modern Hungary. The most famous one is the Crown of King Istvan I. Nice cafe attached.
Transport: M2 Astoria/M3 Kalvin, tram #47,#49
S Museum of Applied Art: IX,Ulloi ut 33/37, 200Ft
Summer10-18:00, winter 10-16:00
19th C. products from Zsolnay Factory
Transport: M3 Ferenc Krt, tram #4, #6
S Museum of Ethnography: V, Kossuth ter 12, 200Ft just behind the Parliament exhibition featuring Hungarian traditional life and people. Transport: M2 Kossuth ter, tram#70,#78
S Szepmuveszti Muzeum (Museum of Fine Arts): XIII, Dozsa Gyorgy ut. 41 M.1 Hosok ter. Excellent collection with works of the most important international artists -Tu-Su10-17:30 500ft, St.250ft
Transport: M1 Hosok ter, tram#75,#79
S Palace of Art: XIV, Hosok tere, M1. Hosok Tere. 200ft
Tu-Su10-18:00. Good exhibitions of Modern Art.
Transport: M1 Hosok ter, tram#75,#79
S1a Hungarian National Gallery: Buda Castle, Tu-Su10:00-18:00, 250ft Camera 200ft, Video 400ft. Hungarian Art
Transport: Bus #16 from Deak ter
S1b Budapest History Museum: Buda Castle, S end of the castle
Summer 10-18:00 The rest Tu-Su10-18:00 250Ft
Transport: Bus #16 from Deak ter
S1c Museum of Contemporary Art: Tu-Su10-18:00, 100Ft
Transport: Bus #16 from Deak ter
S Hungarian natural History Museum:
VIII ludovika tere 6,SummerTu-Su10-18:00 Winter Tu-Su10-17:00 200Ft Individual weekend tickets to naturalist Room 100Ft. Transport: M3 Kilinikak
S Galeria 56: V. Falk Miksa ut.7. M3. Nyugati, Tu-Sa 12-18 Entry free. Modern art gallery owned by Yoko Ono. With works by Andy Warhol,
S Ludwig Museum: Modern art gallery with works by Kichenstein, Andy Warhol. Tu-Su10-18:00
S Kiscelli Museum: Impressive buiding

Baths
Hot bath complexes dating back to the Turkish Occupation, are a must for all visitors. Most offer several pools - hot & cold, saunas and a range of massage treatments. Many also have different opening hours for men and women. Some have a gay reputation.
ba1 Gellert Gyogyfurdo: XI. Kelenhegyi ut, jst E end of Szabadsag Hid bridge.
4 Pool- 1200,after 17:00 700Ft,
termal bath 600, (M-F 1half hrs, Sa/Su 1hr) Foot massage 300ft,

Palatial looking baths, most visited by tourists, therefore the most user friendly but also most expensive.
Transport: tram #18,19,47,49, Bus #7.7A,86
ba2 Rudas Gyogyfurdo: I, Dobrentei ter 9, just W end of the Erzsebet hid bridge.
M-F6:00-19:00, SaSu 6:00-13:00,
450Ft/1.5hr. B-card 20% off, safe box 150Ft. swimming pool 400Ft. Highly Rec for men
16th C. beautiful Turkish dome bath built by the Pasha of Budais, men only. Covered swimming pool is open for men/women. You can get your own lockable changing room, so you may not need a safe.
ba3 Kiraly Gyobyfurdo: II. Fo ut. 84, N from the castel. 400Ft
M-F 6-19:00 Sa 6-13:00 Men M/W/F Women T/T/Sa
Beautiful dome bath, water is not hot. Very popular with gay crowd.
Transport: Bus #60,86
ba4 Rac Gyobyfurdo: I,Hadnagy utca 8-10
a little N from the Erzsebet hid bridge.
400Ft, B-card 20% off,
Men-Tu/Th/Sa, Women M/W/F 6:00-19:00
Another dome bath, not as impressive as Rudas, Wet/dry saunas, 3 baths, temperature is low 32 degree max.
Be aware this is a gay pickup place, straight males may feel uncomfortable.
Transport: Tram#18,19 Bus #5,7,7A,8,78,86,112
ba5 Szechenyi Gyobyfurdo es Usezoda:
XIV, Allatkerti krt 11, 400Ft, B-card 20% off, swim suit rental 600Ft, towel retal 600Ft
One of the largest bath/swimming pool complexes.
6:00-19:00, men, women, mix section. open pool.
Transport: M1(yellow line): Szechenyi Furdo, or Tram# 72
ba6 Lukacs Bath: II, Frankei Leo u 25/29, T326-1695
M-Sa 6-19:00, Su 6-17:00. Swimming pool and Bath
entrance fee: 400Ft Transport: tram #4 or #6

BRIDGES
Many bridges connect Buda and Pest. Some of the bridges are historical and of interesting design. Most are illuminated at night.
br1 Szechenyi lancid(Chain bridge) built in 1849, connecting the center of Pest and the foot of Buda Castle. Budapest's first modern bridge made by Count Istavan. Lion statues are guarding at the foot. Illuminated at night.
br2 Erzsebet Bridge: just S from the Chain bridge. Pest side of the bridge is the center of the commercial district.
br3 Szebedsag hid:
Bus CityTour: 2,900Ft, 2 hr. English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Finish, Russian, Japanese and Hebrew
V, Roosevelt ter 5, Casino Gresham

Day trips
The Danube Bend
40+km N from Budapest
Most people visit the towns along the Danube Bend - Szentendre, Eszterom & Visegrad, on day trips from Budapest.
Szentendre, closest to Budapest and the most touristy of the towns on the Danube Bend. Quaint olde worlde feel,full of souvenir shops, galleries. Was an artisty colony. - Lots of art galleries.
Transport Bus from Arpad Hid Bus station.
Boat?
Visegrad
Transport
Bus to Budapest Arpad Hid, 1hr30min, many
Buses to Esztergom, 45min, many.
Boats to Esztergom2/day, 2hrs, Szentendre, 2/day, Budapest 3/day, 2hr30min.
Esztergom: Former Hungarian Capitol, Neo-Classical Cathedral the biggest in Hungary, with its 72m high dome.
Transport: Bus from

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