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Walk Five Millennium Quarter, Along and Behind the Nagykörút This walk takes us to a new riverfront neighbourhood which holds two new cultural institutions. From there we will go all the way along the Nagykörút (Grand Boulevard): from the Danube back to the Danube. We will look into some side streets and we will peer behind the plastic cover of the Corvin department store. We will visit Café New York, the Royal Waiting Room in the Nyugati pálya­ walk 5 ang 2006/11/22 17:40 Page 166 udvar (Western Railway Station) and a giant shopping centre/hotel development. We will get an introduction to Újlipótváros (New Leopold Town) before we return. Time: Most of a day, depending on how many stops you make.

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Directly opposite us is the large building of the Royal Gardens Bazaar at the foot of Castle Hill. It soon will be woken up from decades of neglect. Legendary rock concerts took place on the top floor during the 1960s. These concerts affected the foundations of the building, which is now awaiting restoration. We get off at the sixth stop, that is, at the fourth bridge down from where we 2011.04.20. 15:49:51 boarded the tram – the newer-looking Lágymányosi Bridge, the one with the

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