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Content Greetings from the Mayor of Budapest 3 BUDAPEST CARD catalogue 4 Budapest Guide 18 TRAVEL20 museums24 Historical sites, Sights 36 sightseeing50 Recreation60 Programmes66 Gastronomy80 Entertainment94 Shopping100 Beyond Budapest 106 useful informations 110 Calendar of events  116 Maps120

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Greetings from the Mayor of Budapest

Welcome to Budapest! I am pleased to welcome you to the capital of Hungary. Budapest’s tourism indicators have been sharply increasing since 2010; during this time period, the number of visitors to the capital city increased by half. The Hungarian capital city has been moving up the rankings of international protocol lists with regard to livability, safety, the city’s functioning and transport alike. Hungary and Budapest are much safer than several Western countries and major cities that are affected by terrorism; a recent analysis of the British Foreign Office lists Hungary as one of the 10 safest tourist destinations. However, Budapest is a lot more than a safe and predictable destination; it is the most exciting, colourful and vibrant city in the region, and offers some kind of attraction to each and every visitor. Capital city tourism received a great boost in 2017, when Budapest had the opportunity to

organise the FINA Water World Championships, which attracted almost 400,000 people to Budapest altogether. Budapest’s natural beauty, architectural heritage, world-famous spas, unique cultural events and the revived Hungarian gastronomy attract many visitors to the city. The Budapest Guide introduces these sights and places of interest for tourists by providing maps, descriptions and useful information. Our aim is to attract more and more visitors to the Hungarian capital, and we would like to persuade tourists to stay longer and return to us more frequently. I hope that this publication will be useful for you. Have a good time in Budapest, and do share your good memories with others as well! Tarlós István The Mayor of Budapest Budapest BudapestGuide Guide 3


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What does the card offer?

Free public transport within the territory of Budapest Free one-time entrance to the LukĂĄcs Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool

Free entrance to the capital’s 17 most beautiful museums Two free sightseeing tours with an English guide

Free cave tour in Budapest

Free entry to the Palace of Wonders scientific entertainment centre As well as many further events, services and experiences free of charge or with a discount, giving savings between 10% and 50%. 6 Budapest Guide


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ONLINE: 1 www.budapest-card.com. More information: page 16

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Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Terminal 2A Opening hours: 8 am–10 pm

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User guide step-by-step

Fill in the reverse side of the card with a ballpoint pen. The starting date of the validity should be indicated with numbers in the following order: month, day, hour. Corrected cards are not valid; if the card is filled in incorrectly, a replacement card can be requested at the following BUDAPESTINFO Point: 1052 Budapest, Sßtő utca 2. (Opening hours: between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.). signed cards are 2 Only valid; the name of the card user should be entered in the signature field. The card is a registered card for one person and it is not transferable to another person. your card 3 Register on the website http://budapestcard.city-pay.hu/ registration/index.html, and we will give you another one free of charge if it is stolen/lost! you use the card, 4 When the places and the service providers which accept the card check the hand-written date on the back of the card and the NFC chip in the card. You should always emphasise when you start to use a particular service that you would like to use your BUDAPEST CARD. Depending on its type, the card is 5 valid for 24 / 48 / 72 / 96 / 120 hours from its first use.

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Where can I purchase the BUDAPEST CARD? Is the BUDAPEST CARD valid for 1/2/3/4/5 calendar days? Who can use the 72-hour Junior BUDAPEST CARD?

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Via the website www.budapestinfo.hu in the BUDAPESTINFO POINT and at more than 300 reseller partners! 2 The BUDAPEST CARD is always valid for 24/48/72/96/120 hours from its first use.

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Children and teens between 6 and 18. In order to use the services, the card holder should present an identification card which proves their age, and service providers are entitled to check this. Discounts are deducted from the ’full-price tickets’. 4 Hop on Hop off buses are operated by private companies, and BUDAPEST CARD owners can purchase tickets for them at a discount. 5 No, a separate ticket must be purchased for it. The BUDAPEST CARD offers free public transport services within the administrative boundaries of the capital; outside the city you need to buy a supplementary ticket. 7 Services for which a pre-registration is necessary are indicated.

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Why choose it?

Three simple examples with three different cards With 24 h Budapest Card without CARD with CARD DISCOUNT* BKK public transport 1 650 HUF 0 HUF 1 650 HUF BpKoffer - luggage storage 1 200 HUF 0 HUF 1 200 HUF St. Lukács Thermal Bath & Swimming Pool 3 900 HUF 0 HUF 3 900 HUF Cityrama Pest walking tour 3 000 HUF 0 HUF 3 000 HUF Cityrama Buda walking tour 3 000 HUF 0 HUF 3 000 HUF BUDAPEST TUKTUK 14 700 HUF 11 760 HUF 2 940 HUF LEGENDA - DINNER CRUISE 18 600 HUF 16 740 HUF 1 860 HUF Total discount 17 550 HUF

5.50 EUR 4.00 EUR 13.00 EUR 10.00 EUR 10.00 EUR 9.80 EUR 6.20 EUR 58.50 EUR

With 48 h Budapest Card without CARD with CARD DISCOUNT* BKK public transport BpKoffer - luggage storage St. Lukács Thermal Bath & Swimming Pool Cityrama 2 free walking tour (Pest, Buda) 2 free museum CSOPA - Center of scientific wonder SZÉCHENYI Thermal bath 2 dinners, 1 lunch in a restaurant

3 300 HUF 0 HUF 1 200 HUF 0 HUF 3 900 HUF 0 HUF 6 000 HUF 0 HUF 3 600 HUF 0 HUF 3 600 HUF 0 HUF 5 900 HUF 4 720 HUF 24 000 HUF 18 000 HUF

3 300 HUF 1 200 HUF 3 900 HUF 6 000 HUF 3 600 HUF 3 600 HUF 1 180 HUF 6 000 HUF

11.00 EUR 4.00 EUR 13.00 EUR 20.00 EUR 12.00 EUR 12.00 EUR 3.93 EUR 20.00 EUR

Total discount 28 780 HUF 95.93 EUR

With 72 h Budapest Card without CARD with CARD DISCOUNT* BKK public transport BpKoffer - luggage storage St. Lukács Thermal Bath & Swimming Pool CITYRAMA 2 FREE WALKING TOUR (PEST, BUDA) 2 FREE MUSEUM PÁLVÖLGYI cave Lunch and dinner in a restaurant (2 times – from the gastro list) Chefparade cooking budapest Budapest zoo & botanical garden Hospital in the Rock - Nuclear Bunker Museum

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13.83 EUR 4.00 EUR 13.00 EUR 20.00 EUR 12.00 EUR 4.67 EUR

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Total discount 35 965 HUF 119.88 EUR

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Free services with Budapest Card CATEGORY Partner TRAVEL

BKK public transport

TRAVEL

BpKoffer - luggage storage

MUSEUMS

Hungarian National Gallery

MUSEUMS

Budapest History Museum

MUSEUMS

Műcsarnok (Art Hall)

MUSEUMS

Hungarian National Museum

MUSEUMS

Memento Park-Statue Park

MUSEUMS

Museum of Fine Arts

MUSEUMS

Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center

MUSEUMS

Hungarian House of Photography - Mai Manó House

MUSEUMS

Aquincum Museum and Archeological Park

MUSEUMS

Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts

MUSEUMS

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art

MUSEUMS

Vasarely Museum

MUSEUMS

Kiscelli Museum

MUSEUMS

Bartók Béla Memorial House

MUSEUMS

New Budapest Gallery

MUSEUMS

Museum of Hungarian Customs and Finance Guard

MUSEUMS

HUNGARIAN MUSEUM OF TRADE AND TOURISM

historiCal sites, siGhts BUDATOWER – The Mary Magdalene Tower Sightseeing

CITYRAMA – BUDA WALKING TOUR

Sightseeing

CITYRAMA – PEST WALKING TOUR

Sightseeing

OFFICIAL BUDAPEST CASTLE BUS

Recreation

St.Lukács Thermal Bath and Swimmingpool

programmes

HUNGARIAN HISTORY 3D SHOW INSIDE THE 700 YEARS OLD CHAPEL

programmes

CSOPA - Center of Scientific Wonders

programmes

Pálvölgyi cave

programmes

Urban Betyár Restaurant & Visitor Center

Shopping

BUM application Budapest Guide 11


list of Partners

MUSEUMS

travel

Partner DISCOUNT page BKK public transport free

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BpKoffer - luggage storage free

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Budget Rent a Car

20% 21

LUGGAGEPALS-LUGGAGE STORAGE

20%

Airport Transfer - miniBUD

15% 22

Hungarian National Gallery

free 25

Budapest History Museum

free 25

Műcsarnok (Art Hall)

free 25

Hungarian National Museum

free 26

Memento Park-Statue Park

free 26

Museum of fine arts

free 26

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Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center

free

Hungarian House of Photography - Mai Manó House

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Aquincum Museum and Archeological Park

free 27

Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts

free 28

LUDWIG MUSEUM – MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

free 28

VASARELY Museum

free 28

Kiscelli Museum

free 29

Bartók Béla Memorial House

free 29

New Budapest Gallery

free 29

Museum of Hungarian Customs and Finance Guard

free 30

Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism

free 30

Hospital in the Rock - Nuclear Bunker Museum 30% 31 HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE

10%

Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives

10% 31

Szamos Chocolate Museum

GIFT 32

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list of Partners

historiCal sites, siGhts

Partner DISCOUNT page BUDATOWER – The Mary Magdalene Tower

free 37

Guided Tours in the Liszt Ferenc Academy

50% 37

Guided Tours in Pesti Vigadó

50% 37

The Main Parish Church of the Assumption in Downtown Budapest 20% Opera Concert and tour of the building

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20% 38

Margaret Island Water Tower

20% 38

St. Stephen’s Basilica – Panorama Lookout

15% 39

UPPER LOOKOUT, FISHERMAN’S BASTION

10% 39

Dohány street Synagogue

10%

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CITYRAMA – Buda Walking Tour

free

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CITYRAMA – Pest Walking Tour

free

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OFFICIAL BUDAPEST CASTLE BUS

free

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IC-Tour night bike tour with guide

50%

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IC-Tour super mini segway tour with guide

50%

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DUNA CORSO Budapest sightseeing boat

40%

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Budapest Small Group Walking Tour

30%

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Sightseeing

CITYRAMA – Eat Hungary, Gourmet Walking Tour 30% 52 BIKE & RELAX bike tours in Budapest, in the country and abroad 25%

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BUDAPEST TUKTUK

20%

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CITY TOUR HOP ON HOP OFF

20%

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Legenda Sightseeing Cruises

25% 53

CITY SIGHTSEEING BUDAPEST

20%

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PROGRAM CENTRUM HOP ON HOP OFF

20%

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Evening cruise with music and dinner

15% 53

Bike Rental- BIKE & RELAX

10% 58

Big Bus Tours Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour

10%

Legenda Dinner Cruise

10% 53

LUNCH & CRUISE

10%

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list of Partners

Recreation

Sightseeing

Partner DISCOUNT eurama Puskás Memorial & Etyek Wine Tasting Tour 10% RIVERRIDE

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10% 54

Jewish Heritage Tours

10%

St.Lukács Thermal Bath and Swimmingpool

free 61

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AQUAWORLD RESORT BUDAPEST

20%

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Széchenyi Thermal Bath and Swimmingpool

20%

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St. Gellért Thermal Bath and Swimmingpool

20%

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Rudas Thermal Bath and Swimmingpool

20%

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Király Thermal Bath

20% 63

Palatinus Thermal Bath, Public and Wave Pool 20% 64 Római Lido

20% 64

MANDALA DAY SPA

20%

programmes

HUNGARIAN HISTORY 3D SHOW INSIDE THE 700 YEARS OLD CHAPEL free

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Pálvölgyi cave

free 67

Urban Betyár Restaurant & Visitor Center

free 67

CHEFPARADE cooking budapest

30%

Miniversum Interactive railway exhibition

30% 68

CSOPA - Center of Scientific Wonders

free 69

CASTLE GARDEN BAZAAR SOUTHERN PALACES

30%

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CASTLE GARDEN BAZAAR GUARD’S PALACE

30%

70

TimeTrap Exit Game

30% 70

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Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden

25% 72

St. Stephen’s Basilica Treasury

25% 72

Budapest Summer Festival

20% 72

MARGARET ISLAND OPEN-AIR STAGE

20% 73

Budapest Private Photo Tours

20% 73

EXHIBITIONS IN PESTI VIGADÓ

20%

Szemlő-hegyi cave

20% 74

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list of Partners

Beyond Budapest Shopping

gastronomy

programmes

Partner DISCOUNT page TROPICARIUM – SHARK ZOO

15%

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ZWACK MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTRE

15%

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Budapest Gala Concert

10% 75

RAJKÓ FOLK ENSEMBLE AND ORCHESTRA

10%

Pinball Museum Budapest

10% 75

Organ Concert in the St.Stephen’s Basilica

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10% 76

Budapest Advent and Christmas Fair

5-10% 76

Budapest Spring Fair

5-10%

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CAFÉ ASTORIA BUDAPEST

30%

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Gellért Brasserie and Restaurant

30% 83

Gellért Espresso

30% 83

Gellért Panorama Restaurant

30% 83

CAFE DOROTTYA BISTRO & BAR

30%

Karpatia Restaurant, Brasserie and Terrace

20% 84

Vén Hajó Restaurant

20% 84

Columbus Boat

20% 85

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Mátyás Pince Restaurant

20% 85

MOLNÁR’S KÜRTŐSKALÁCS

20%

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SPOON THE BOAT RESTAURANT

15%

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A38 Restaurant

10% 87

HARD ROCK CAFE

10%

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CAFÉ DELION BISTRO & BAR

10%

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BUM application

free 101

Gödöllő Royal Palace

50% 107

Traditional Horse Show in Lázár Equestrian Park 50% 107 Sightseeing cruises along the branch of the Little Danube 20%

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The Open-air Museum of Ethnography (Skanzen) 20% 108 Budapest Guide 15


www.BUDAPESTINFO.hu BUDAPESTINFO.HU

More information The official Budapest online tourist and cultural portal is at www.budapestinfo.hu This page provides up-to-date information on everything you need to know about Budapest.

Aside from information and useful tips, you can also buy the BUDAPEST CARD – Budapest’s official tourist discount card.

Click on the schedule of events on our website to make sure you get all that Budapest has to offer.

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KÖZLEKEDÉS TRAVEL

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travel BKK PUBLIC TRANSPORT During the period of validity of the BUDAPEST CARD, you have unlimited travel within the administrative boundary of the capital on BKK routes: tram, trolleybus, metro, bus, boat and suburban railway (HÉV). When the city sleeps, you can also use the BUDAPEST CARD to travel free of charge on all night bus routes and tram No. 6. To get to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, take the M3 metro and change at Kôbánya-Kispest terminus for bus No. 200E to reach Terminal 2. The BUDAPEST CARD is not valid on Buda Castle Funicular.

info 1075 Budapest, Rumbach Sebestyén u. 19–21. +36 (1) 325 5255 bkk@bkk.hu www.bkk.hu Mon, Tue, Thur: 9 am–5 pm, Wed: 9 am–7 pm, Fri: 9 am–3 pm

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BpKoffer Koffer Luggage Storage is a unique luggage storage in the center of Budapest near the Opera house, Deak Ferenc square and Oktogon. And it’s also much more. Preserving 1 package is free for 4 hours for Budapest Card holders. Services: – secure left luggage storage for up to 200 suitcases and backpacks – free phone charging, free wifi – free boarding pass printing – shuttle service​ – soft drinks – key service for apartment owners

info 1061 Budapest, Paulay Ede utca 56. +36 (1) 232 4110 info@bpkoffer.com www.bpkoffer.com Mon–Sun: 10 am–10 pm The first item of luggage is free of charge and we offer 20% discount for every further bag, case or parcel.

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BUDGET RENT A CAR Rent now a Budget car from a various fleet for a discounted price, using your BUDAPEST CARD! Check www.budget.hu for categories and conditions and place your booking. Discount will be applied upon payment. Discover Hungary and be part of a great adventure with a Budget Car!

info 1134 Budapest, Kassák Lajos u. 19–25. Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Terminal 2B, Arrivals +36 (1) 700 4859 rentacar@budget.hu www.budget.hu Downtown office: Mon–Fri: 8 am–6 pm Sat: 8 am–2 pm Airport: Mon–Sun: 8 am–8 pm

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travel Luggagepals-Luggage Storage info 1061 Budapest, Paulay Ede utca 56. +36 (70) 629 4451 info@luggagepals.com www.luggagepals.com opening hours: www.luggagepals.com

Luggage storage chain located in different cafes, restaurants, beauty saloons etc.

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Airport Transfer - miniBUD info 1185 Budapest, Ferenc Liszt International Airport +36 (1) 550 0000 info@minibud.hu www.minibud.hu Mon–Sun: 24/7 7 EUR

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The miniBUD airport transfer is a convenient, fast and affordable service at the Budapest airport. You can rely on our services from door-to-door individually, with your family or with a group. We can transport you from the airport to your hotel and from there you can also get back to the airport on time.


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MUSEUMS

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MUSEUMS HUNGARIAN NATIONAL GALLERY info Budavári Palota Building A, B, C, D 1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2. +36 (1) 201 9082 info@mng.hu www.mng.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm, Ticket office/Entry 10 am–5 pm The exhibitions close at 5.30 pm * to the permanent exhibitions 1,800/3,200 HUF

The Hungarian National Gallery documents the development and progress of fine arts as well as displaying the largest public collection. The permanent exhibition displays Hungarian art history from its earliest beginnings to contemporary artwork. The old Hungarian collection will not be available due to the move from the middle of 2018.

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BUDAPEST HISTORY museum The Castle Museum occupies the wing of the former Royal Palace that is closest to Gellért Hill. The halls of the Royal Palace are open to visitors. The exhibitions offer an insight into events and persons key to the history of Budapest.

info Budavári Palota, Building E 1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2. +36 (1) 487 8800 btm@mail.btm.hu www.btm.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–4/6 pm 1,000/2,000 HUF

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MŰCSARNOK / Kunsthalle The Kunsthalle on Heroes’s Square is a vital hub for contemporary arts. Exhibitions of the best Hungarian and foreign artist of contemporary art can be viewed in the display area of 2300 sqm. There is a project gallery in the basement, Art Shop gift and bookshop in the aula and cafés on the terrace and lower ground floor.

info 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 37. +36 (1) 460 7000 mucsarnok@mucsarnok.hu www.mucsarnok.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm; Thur: midday–8 pm 400/2,900 HUF

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MUSEUMS HUNGARIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM info 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 14–16. +36 (1) 327 7773 info@hnm.hu www.mnm.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm 800/2,600 HUF

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The Hungarian National Museum is Hungary’s first museum. You can discover the Carpathian Basin’s millennium, from ancient times to the change of regime period in this one-of-a-kind classicist building. There are world-famous archaeological items and priceless Hungarian treasures on display at the exhibitions. You can also admire the Seuso treasure starting in summer 2018.

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MEMENTO PARK – STATUE PARK

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info 1223 Budapest, corner of Balatoni út and Szabadkai utca, www.mementopark.hu +36 (1) 424 7500 +36 (30) 500 0925 Mon–Sun: 10 am–6 pm (April–October) Mon–Sun: 10 am–4 pm (November–March) 1,000–1,500 HUF

Communist Dictator’s ghosts from the Cold War Empire. A one-of-a kind statue collection. Stalin’s boots, Lenin, Marx and Engels and The Red Army’s soldiers. A Trabant and a secret police political training film. Posters, mugs, pins, original soviet post cards and movement memorabilia are available at the museum shop.

info 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. +36 (1) 469 7100 info@szepmuveszeti.hu; info@mfab.hu www.szepmuveszeti.hu; www.mfab.hu Tue-Sun: 10 am–6 pm Exhibitions close at 5.30 p.m. 1,800–3,200 HUF

After a three-year reconstruction period, the Museum of Fine Arts will reopen its doors to visitors in its newly renovated building with modern services and rearranged permanent exhibitions as of November 2018. The museum houses universal and Hungarian art pieces from ancient times to the end of the 18th century.

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MUSEUMS ROBERT CAPA CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER Named Text after renowned photographer Robert Capa, this modern visual arts center stands in an Art Nouveau building in downtown Budapest. With artwork by Ödön Lechner and József Rippl-Rónai, the institution today invites photography enthusiasts with noteworthy photo exhibitions and events all year round.

info 1065 Budapest, Nagymezô u. 8. +36 (1) 413 1310 info@capacenter.hu www.capacenter.hu www.facebook.com/ capakozpont Mon–Sun: 11 am–7 pm 800/1,500 HUF

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Hungarian House of Photography - Mai Manó House Imperial and royal court photographer Manó Mai’s old studio stands today as an exhibition space for classical and contemporary works of Hungarian and international photography. Its unique Sunlight Studio includes the fully restored frescoes that served as backdrops to Mai’s portraits. The Neo- Renaissance building also gives a home to a specialized bookshop with a wide supply of publications on photography.

info 1065 Budapest, Nagymezô u. 20. +36 (30) 505 0455 maimano@maimano.hu www.maimano.hu, www.facebook.com/ maimanohaz Mon–Fri: 2 pm–7 pm Sat–Sun: 11 am–7 pm 700/1,500 HUF

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AQUINCUM MUSEUM AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK The museum displays the excavated ruins of the ancient civil town and Roman artefacts discovered in Budapest (for instance, the water organ and objects from the provincial governor’s palace). Families will also find a virtual experience space, playground and a residence furnished in Roman style.

info 1031 Budapest, Szentendrei út 135. +36 (1) 430 1081 aquincum@aquincum.hu www.aquincum.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–4 pm/6 pm 800/1,600 HUF

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MUSEUMS FERENC HOPP MUSEUM OF ASIATIC ARTS info 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 103. +36 (1) 469 7762 hoppmuseum @hoppmuseum.hu www.hoppmuseum.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm, Ticket office: 10 am–5.15 pm

Temporary exhibitions on various topics from our collection of Asian artifacts can be viewed in the original villa home of optician, art collector, and world traveler Ferenc Hopp (1833-1919).

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Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art info 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1. +36 (1) 555 3444 info@ludwigmuseum.hu www.ludwigmuseum.hu Temporary exhibitions: Tue–Sun: 10 am–8 pm Permanent exhibition: Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm 1,600/3,200 HUF

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The Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art is the only public collection which introduces international and national contemporary artists on a common platform. The collection displays the most significant art trends of the last fifty years, and it is special due to its Central and Eastern European character. In addition to its permanent collection, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions.

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VASARELY MUSEUM info 1033 Budapest, Szentlélek tér 6. + 36 (1) 388 7551 vasarely@szepmuveszeti.hu www.vasarely.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–5.45 pm Entry: 10 am–5.15 pm

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The Vasarely Museum, which was renovated in 2017, has rearranged its permanent exhibition as well as more than one hundred works from the Vasarely period, including academic drawings and graphic art for advertisements from the 60’s and 70’s from the op-art to the plastic art periods.


MUSEUMS KISCELL MUSEUM Kiscell Museum, established in a former Baroque monastery and church surrounded by forested parkland in Óbuda, covers the capital’s modern history and fine art. Its exhibitions reveal splendid applied art objects and modern and contemporary Hungarian works.

info 1037 Budapest, Kiscelli u. 108. +36 (1) 388 8560 kiscell@kiscellimuzeum.hu www.kiscellimuzeum.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–4 pm/6 pm 600/1,200 HUF

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BÉLA BARTÓK MEMORIAL MUSEUM The former residence of Béla Bartók, where the composer lived and created between 1932 and 1940, today functions as a memorial house. The museum houses his furniture, personal mementoes and remarkable folk art collection. Piano and chamber music concerts, are regularly staged in the concert hall. The House is also the venue of museum pedagogical lectures given for young students.

info 1025 Budapest, Csalán út 29. +36 (1) 394 2100 Bartok-1981@t-online.hu www.bartokmuseum.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–5 pm 1,500 HUF

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NEW BUDAPEST GALLERY The New Budapest Gallery, located on the Danube embankment in the Bálna Cultural, Commercial and Catering Centre, is one of the most popular galleries in the capital. It focuses on contemporary art, although it also gives room to displays and themed exhibitions representing 20th century Hungarian and international art.

info 1093 Budapest, Fôvám tér 10–12. +36 (1) 426 4714 galeria@mail.btm.hu www.btm.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm 500/1,000 HUF

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MUSEUMS MUSEUM OF THE HUNGARIAN FINANCE GUARD AND TAXATION HISTORY info 1063 Budapest, Munkácsy Mihály u. 19/B +36 (1) 472 6342 muzeum@nav.gov.hu www.nav.gov.hu/nav/ keki/muzeum/ informacio_muzeum Mon–Thu: 8 am–4.30 pm, Fri: 8 am–2 pm, Sat: based on advance registration.

Professional guided tours of the permanent – the collection of the hungarian customs and taxation history – and temporary exhibitions and presentation of interest at the late Art Nouveau villa Schiffer’s in art history. The museum has been a member of the Society of the International Association of Museums of Customs since 1996.

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HUNGARIAN MUSEUM OF TRADE AND TOURISM info 1036 Budapest, Korona tér 1. +36 (1) 375 6249 mkvm@iif.hu www.mkvm.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm 500–2,000 HUF

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The range of the collection exhibited in the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism covers the cultural heritage of national trade and tourism, as well as their history. The institute, which was established in 1966, is situated in the centre of the old Óbuda in the writer, Gyula Krúdy’s old house.

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Address: 1012 Budapest, Lovas út 4/c. Phone: +36 70 7 01 01 01 ◆ www.hospitalintherock.eu Open: Mo–Su 10:00–20:00 English guided tours depart every hour on the hour. Last entry is at 19:00.

HUNGARIAN JEWISH MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

The museum collects and displays the Hungarian Jewish info _map_hirdetes_90_90_ENG_2018.indd heritage. The world’s oldest Torah finials and our1oldest 1075 Budapest, object, a tomb stone from the 3rd century, are part of Dohány u. 2. the collection. Dohány street synagogue, see page 39. +36 (1) 342 8949 There is a temporary exhibition at Síp 12 Gallery and visit@milev.hu, www.milev.hu Community Center (1075 Síp u. 12.). 4,000 HUF Opening hours: The entrance ticket is also March 1st–April 27th: valid for the Dohány Street Sun–Thu: 10 am–6 pm; Fri: 10 am–4 pm Synagogue. April 29th–September 30th: The museum is closed on Sun–Thu: 10 am–8 pm; Fri: 10 am–4 pm October 1st–26th: Saturdays and on Jewish Sun–Thu: 10 am–6 pm; Fri: 10 am–4 pm holidays. October 28th–December 31st: Sun–Thu: 10 am–4 pm; Fri: 10 am–2 pm

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MUSEUMS SZAMOS CHOCOLATE MUSEUM info 1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 10. +36 (30) 290 6655 parlament.cafe@szamos.hu www.facebook.com/ SzamosCsokoladeMuzeum Mon–Sun: 10 am–6 pm 500 HUF

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Museum of Military History info 1014 Budapest, Kapisztrán tér 2–4. +36 (1) 325 1600 www.militaria.hu Tue–Sun: 9 am–5 pm

The Institute and Museum of Military History is located in a Classicist building in Buda Castle, the former Nándor Barracks. Its mission is to collect and display the relics of Hungarian and related international military history. In addition to the weapon collection, there is an abundance of uniforms and flags, and the library, map and document archives are also increasingly popular.

info 1014 Budapest, Dísz tér 11. +36 (1) 951 8066 www. houseofhoudinibudapest.com Mon–Sun: 10 am–7 pm

The House of Houdini is dedicated to one of the greatest escape artists of all times, who was born in Hungary. The permanent exhibition presented here is the only and largest Houdini collection in Europe where, in addition to the collection of his rarely displayed famous objects, the original tools of the film “HOUDINI!”, which was shot in Hungary with the leading actor Adrien Brody, are also exhibited here.

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MUSEUMS ARANY SAS PHARMACY MUSEUM Exhibition represents the development of the science of Text medicine in two rooms. Written materials and objective relics prove that the pharmacy does not only represent the development of a scientific branch, but also makes up an important part of applied art history aswell. The enteriour, the ceramics, wood, glass utensils, the scales, grinders and other ornamented tools are worthy pieces of the Hungarian and the universal artistic heritage.

info 1014 Budapest, Tárnok u. 18. +36 (1) 375 9772 semmelweis@museum.hu www.semmelweismuseum.hu Nov–Febr: Tue–Fri: 10 am–4 pm, Sat–Sun: 10 am–6 pm March–Oct: Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm

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SEMMELWEIS MUSEUM OF MEDICAL HISTORY The Semmelweis Museum is one of the hidden treasures of the city. It is located in the house where Ignác Semmelweis, known as the saviour of mothers, was born. The permanent exhibition (Pictures of the Past of the Healing Arts) presents an overview of the history of medicine and pharmacy th from ancient times up to the 20 century.

info 1013 Budapest, Apród u. 1–3. +36 (1) 201 1577 semmelweis@museum.hu www.semmelweismuseum.hu Nov–Febr: Tue–Fri: 10 am–4 pm, Sat–Sun: 10 am–6 pm March–Oct: Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm

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Liszt Ferenc memorial museum The Franz Liszt Memorial Museum and Research Centre operates in the legendary Hungarian genius of music’s former flat in Pest. The flat museum and research centre, which is equipped with original furniture, musical instruments and everyday objects, is the second most significant Liszt archive in Europe.

info 1064 Budapest, Vörösmarty utca 35. +36 (1) 413 0440 info@lisztmuseum.hu www.lisztmuseum.hu Mon–Fri: 10 am–6 pm Sat: 9 am–5 pm

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MUSEUMS ZOLTÁN KODÁLY MEMORIAL MUSEUM info 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 87-89. +36 (1) 352 7106 kodalymuzeum@ zeneakademia.hu http://kodaly.hu/museum Wed–Fri: : 10 am–12 pm, 2 pm–4.30 pm

Until his death in 1967, Zoltán Kodály lived on the Körönd which was named after him. The collection, which was founded by his wives, is the basis of the Kodály Archives and is to be found in his former house. The rooms of the museum were essentially preserved as their immortal inhabitant had left them.

info 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 112. +36 (1) 354 3820 info@kogart.hu www.kogarthaz.hu Mon–Fri: 10 am-5 pm

The KOGArt House, which offers entertainment opportunities of a high standard and hidden treasures to fans of contemporary arts, can be found in one of the most beautiful buildings of the Classicist palace row on Andrássy Avenue, and was built at the end of the 1800’s. The main objective here is constant: collecting and preserving the outstanding works of Hungarian contemporary art, which represent everlasting values.

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House of Terror Museum info 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 60. +36 (1) 374 2600 muzeum@terrorhaza.hu www.terrorhaza.hu Tue–Sun : 10 am-6 pm

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The House of Terror Museum, which opened in 2002, is an outstanding symbol of the history of the fifty years before the end of communism. It is an appropriate memorial to our compatriots who suffered during the era of dictatorship in Hungary, which endured two terror systems.


MUSEUMS Hungarian Agricultural Museum TextVajdahunyad Castle gives home to the largest agThe ricultural collection in Europe and uniquely introduces the history of Hungarian agriculture. Its word-famous trophy collection chronologically presents the deer, fallow deer, roe deer and boar trophies, which held (and probably still holds) the world record. Visitors can become acquainted with the history of the building complex during guided tower tours and walks presenting the history of the castle.

info 1146 Budapest, Vajdahunyad vár +36 (1) 422 0765 info@mmgm.hu www.mezogazdasagimuzeum. hu Tue–Fri: 10 am–4 pm, Sat–Sun: 10 am–5 pm

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Hungarian Natural History Museum AText two-ton whale skeleton is exhibited in the building of the former Ludovika Academy. The museum, which has one of the most comprehensive geological collections in the world, is especially recommended for families. In the interactive exhibitions, visitors can play and also learn interesting facts about flora and fauna, rocks, palaeontology and the development of mankind.

info 1083 Budapest, Ludovika tér 2–6. +36 (1) 267 7100 mtminfo@nhmus.hu www.mttm.hu Mon, Wed–Sun: 10 am–6 pm

NAGYTÉTÉNY CASTLE The Nagytétény Szaraz-Rudnyanszky mansion is a fine example of late Hungarian Baroque architecture. Its permanent exhibitio n of the history of furniture is unique in Europe for the way it showcases the craft of furnituremaking from the Gothic to Biedermeier. The Nagytétényi Castle will closed for renovations until May 2018.

info 1225 Budapest, Kastélypark u. 9–11. +36 (1) 207 0005 info@imm.hu www.imm.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm

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Historical sites, Sights BUDATOWER – The Mary Magdalene Tower Text With a panoramic glimpse of the entire city, it has one of the most beautiful views from up at the Buda Castle. The 600-year-old bell tower is one of a kind as far as original Gothic buildings go in Budapest. There is some secret writing from the last century on its inner walls. The bells in the courtyard of this medieval ruin ring every hour and there is a bronze replica of the coronation robe on display.

info 1014 Budapest, Kapisztrán tér 6. +36 (30) 951 0487 info@budatower.hu www.budatower.hu Mon–Sun: 10 am–6 pm (March–September) Mon–Sun: 10 am–4 pm (October–December) Sat–Sun 10 am–4 pm (January–February) 600/900/1,500 HUF

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GUIDED TOURS AT THE LISZT FERENC ACADEMY Guided tours at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music for individual visitors in English, every day at 1.30 pm. During the 50 minutes tour the Great Hall, the Sir Georg Solti Chamber Hall and the foyers can be visited.

info 000 1061Budapest Budapest, XXX 00 tér 8. Lisztutca Ferenc +36 (1)462 4600 +36(1) x@xx.hu turizmus@zeneakademia.hu www.xx.hu www.zeneakademia.hu Open Ticket office opening hours: Mon–Sun: 10 am–6 pm 1,500/2,900 HUF, optional mini concert 600 HUF

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Guided Tours in Pesti Vigadó Text Pesti Vigadó, the over 150-year-old “Palace of Tour Fairies” located on the Danube Embankment. Join the 60-minute-long guided tours including the Panoramic Terrace with an unparalleled view of the Buda side and see all the sights from the Citadel to the Buda Castle. For the times of tours, visit Pesti Vigadó’s website.

info 000 Budapest 1051 Budapest, XXX utcatér002. Vigadó +36 (1) 328 3340 x@xx.hu tourism@vigado.hu www.xx.hu www.vigado.hu Open Mon–Sun: 10 am-7 pm Original price: 2,900 HUF

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Historical sites, Sights The Main Parish Church of the Assumption in Downtown Budapest

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Pest’s oldest church. The remains of a Roman military camp and the foundation walls of the basilica from the age of King Saint Stephen have been found in this chapel. The shrine houses a Madonna fresco from the 14th century and a Turkish prayer booth. Ferenc Liszt was a conductor here for seven years, and the premiere of his piece Missa Choralis took place here on 4 February 1872.

Opera Concert and tour of the building info 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 22. +36 (30) 279 5677 info@operavisit.hu www.operavisit.hu Mon–Sun: 10 am–5.30 pm 2,490 HUF

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Listen to a 10-minute opera concert on the main marble stairs of the Opera House after a short guided tour of the building in your language for 2,490 HUF. Visitors are welcome every day at 3.00/4.00 p.m. with tours in English, Spanish, French and Italian. We reserve the right to change the program. Please check our website for any further information. www.operavisit.hu

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The 107-year-old, historically listed Water Tower – the symbol of Margaret Island – stands next to the Openair Stage and can be visited in all its renewed, original magnificence from June to late September. There is a marvellous 360° view of Budapest from the lookout floor. Theatre and urban history exhibitions are staged in the Visual Art Gallery. The courtyard of the Water Tower is the setting for jazz concerts each weekend.


Historical sites, Sights St. Stephen’s Basilica – Panorama Lookout Text metres up, there is a terrace with stone balustrades Sixty-five around the main cupola of the Basilica. The highest lookout point in Pest, providing a 360 degree view of the whole city. You can access it either by going up on the stairs or by using the elevator. The Hall of Knights – located between the two elevator levels – hosts temporary exhibitions, conferences and performances.

info 1051 Budapest, Szent István tér 1. +36 (1) 311 0839 www.bazilika.biz 1 November–31 March: Mon-Sun: 10 am–4.30 pm April, May, October: Mon-Sun: 10 am–5.30 pm 1 Juny–30 September: Mon-Sun: 10 am–6.30 pm 400/600 HUF

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UPPER LOOKOUT, FISHERMAN’S BASTION TextNeo-Romanesque terraces of Fisherman’s Bastion offer The a breath-taking panorama of the city from the Buda Castle district. The Danube and Parliament are most attractive from this vantage point. The remarkable ensemble, outstanding from an art history perspective, was built according to the plans of Frigyes Schulek between 1895 and 1902.

info Budapest, Szentháromság tér +36 (1) 458 0077 ugyfelszolgalat@budavar.hu www.budavar.hu 16 March–30 April 2018 Mon-Sun: 9 am–7 pm 1 May–15 October 2018 Mon-Sun: 9 am–8 pm 500/1,000 HUF

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DOHÁNY STREET SYNAGOGUE The Dohány Street Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe; since its opening in 1859 it is the symbol of Neolog Judaism in Hungary. The cemetery of the Holocaust victims, the Emmanuel Tree of Life, and the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park are parts of the group of buldings. March 1st–April 27th: Sun–Thu: 10 am–6 pm; Fri: 10 am–4 pm April 29th–September 30th: Sun–Thu: 10 am–8 pm; Fri: 10 am–4 pm October 1st–26th: Sun–Thu: 10 am–6 pm; Fri: 10 am–4 pm October 28th–December 31st: Sun–Thu: 10 am–4 pm; Fri: 10 am–2 pm

info 1075 Budapest, Dohány u. 2. +36 (1) 413 5584 www.jewishtourhungary.com turizmus@mazsihisz.hu The synagogue is closed on Saturdays and for Jewish High Holidays. 4,000 HUF

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Historical sites, Sights CHAIN BRIDGE info Budapest, Lánchíd

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Széchenyi Chain Bridge was the first permanent bridge across the section of the Danube in Hungary. Since then, it has become a permanent feature of postcards, films and the 200 forint coin. On the Buda side, it leads to Clark Ádám Square, where the Buda Castle Funicular runs up to Buda Castle Palace, while on the Pest side it leads to Széchenyi István Square and the glorious Hotel Gresham Palace. It frequently features in races, cultural programmes and parades. Every year, thousands of balloons turn the bridge pink on World Breast Cancer Day.

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The 350-metre long tunnel under the Buda Castle was finished in 1865, based on the plans of Adam Clark. Its Eastern gate was built in eclectic-classicist style, and its Western gate was destroyed during the war but re-built in 1949. The 0 kilometre stone, which was designed by Miklós Borsos, can be found on the square in front the Tunnel, signalling the starting point of the main roads out of Budapest. The three-metre tall limestone sculpture forms a regular typographical 0.

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The Castle District is home to countless medieval monuments and residential and public buildings constructed in the 17th and the 18th centuries. Its three main sections are the Palace, Szent György Square and the historical residential quarter. Thanks to its spacious squares and romantic atmosphere, it hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the Festival of Folk Arts, the Wine Festival and the Palace Concerts.

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Historical sites, Sights SÁNDOR PALACE Text Neo-classicist structure was built in 1806 after the This plans of Mihály Pollack and Viennese architect Johann Aman. The reliefs of the facade, the work of Bavarian sculptor Anton Kirchmayer, represent the gods of Olympus, the knighting of the Sándor counts, and the dance of the muses. The palace serves as the official residence of Hungary’s president, and is open to visitors on selected summer weekends.

info 1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 1–2. +36 (1) 224 5000 sajto@keh.hu www.keh.hu

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MATTHIAS CHURCH Text on the Gothic Buda Castle Church of the Virgin Mary Work began under Béla IV. It owes its popular name to King Matthias, under whom the distinctive tower was added. The 250,000 coloured roof tiles were manufactured at the Zsolnay Works in Pécs. Thanks to its splendid acoustics, it often hosts classical music concerts.

info 1014 Budapest, Országház u. 14 . +36 (1) 489 0716 turizmus @matyas-templom.hu www.matyas-templom.hu Mon–Fri: 9 am–5 pm Sat: 9 am–12 am Sun: 1 pm–5 pm

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CASTLE HILL FUNICULAR Until 1928, the world’s second funicular was the only means of public transport to the Palace in Buda Castle. The special railway has a 95-metre-long track and carries 24 passengers in each of its carriages. Trains leave every 5 to 10 minutes, daily, from the Buda end of Chain (Széchenyi) Bridge. Take the first carriage for the best view.

info 1013 Budapest, Clark Ádám tér– Szt. György tér (Vár) www.bkk.hu/menetrendek Mon–Sun: 7.30 am–10 pm

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Historical sites, Sights Liberty statue and the citadel info 1118 Budapest, Gellérthegy, Citadella sétány 1.

The fortress on top of Gellért Hill was built by the Habsburgs in 1854, after the crushing end to the 1848–49 War of Independence. It is now a broadcast point for several radio stations, while there are restaurants and hotels inside the building, as well as exhibitions of photography and military history. Standing by the south-eastern bastion of the Citadel is the Liberty Statue, one of the symbols of Budapest.

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The Danube Promenade stretches between the Chain Bridge and the Elisabeth Bridge on the Pest side of the river. The panorama over the Buda Castle, the Citadel and the Gellért Hill is the most beautiful from here. The “Little Princess” statue, which is often captured in photos, is sitting on the railings of the promenade at Vigadó tér.

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Historical sites, Sights PARLIAMENT The Hungarian Parliament, richly decorated both inside and out, was inspired by the Houses of Parliament in London, thus it was designed in Neo-Gothic style, although it also bears Renaissance and Baroque stylistic flourishes. The third largest parliament in the world, it was built on the 1000th anniversary of the foundation of the state of Hungary. During the 45–50 minute tour of Parliament, visitors are shown the session chamber of the Upper House, the lounge of the Upper House, Dome Hall – including the Hungarian royal crown and coronation regalia – as well as the ornamented staircase covered with red carpet.

info 1055 Budapest, Kossuth tér 1–3. +36 (1) 441 4000 tourist.office@parlament.hu www.latogatokozpont. parlament.hu 1 April–31 October: Mon–Sun: 8 am–6 pm 1 November–31 March: Mon–Sun: 8 am–4 pm

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SHOES BY THE DANUBE The sixty pairs of bronze shoes modelled on footwear from the 1940s commemorate those who were shot into the Danube by the Hungarian Nazis. Gyula Pauer and Can Togay’s composition was unveiled in 2005, on the 60th anniversary of the Holocaust, and it has been a reminder ever since of the tragedy that Budapest will always remember.

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Historical sites, Sights Gresham Palace info 1051 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 5–6.

The Gresham Palace is an outstanding piece of Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture. Completed in 1907 based on the plans of Zsigmond Quittner and the Vágó brothers, the palace served as the Budapest office of The Gresham Insurance Company of London. The famous Gresham Café used to operate on its ground floor and, in 2004, a luxury hotel opened in the building with 180 rooms under the name Four Seasons Gresham Palace.

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The most significant and largest Roman Catholic church in Budapest can host 3,500 people at the same time. In addition to the 308 stairs, an elevator also leads to its dome, so visitors should definitely not miss the wonderful panorama, and the main facade of the monumental building can also be admired conveniently from the terraces of the restaurants on St. Stephen Square. The Holy Right, the mummified right hand of King Stephen, the founder king of Hungary, is also preserved here. The church, which is an artistic and tourist spectacle, is also a concert venue, and its treasury can also be visited.

Synagogue in Kazinczy utca info 1075 Budapest, Kazinczy utca 27-29. Nov–Febr: Sun–Thur: 10 am–4 pm, Fri: 10 am–1 pm March–Oct: Sun–Thur: 10 am–6 pm, Fri: 10 am–1 pm

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The synagogue in Kazinczy utca is an orthodox great synagogue, which was built between 1912 and 1913 in Art Nouveau style. It is one of the most characteristic buildings of Hungarian synagogue architecture before World War I. The interior is decorated with stained glass windows and tracery designed by Miksa Róth, while a Tora-reading pulpit occupies the central area.


Historical sites, Sights Váci Street, Vörösmarty Square Váci Street is a famous shopping and pedestrian street in Budapest. It runs from Vörösmarty Square to the Central Market Hall, and it is approximately two kilometres long. On the section of Váci Street near Vörösmarty Square there is a row of brand-name fashion shops, while the southern part is known instead for its gift shops and bistros.

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The Millennium Underground Railway The Millennium Underground Railway (M1 metro line) info is the first metro line in Budapest, which runs between www.bkk.hu the Vörösmarty Square and Mexikói út stations. It began in 1896 as the first electric railway in the world, and was also the first underground railway on the continent, and it still operates. Andrássy Avenue, including the Millennium Underground Railway, was recognised as a World Heritage Site in 2002.

Andrássy Avenue Andrássy Avenue (2.4 km long and up to 45 m wide) info is busy with cars, cyclists and pedestrians. Numer- 1062 Budapest, ous luxury boutiques, distinguished cafés, restaurants Andrássy út and theatres line the avenue stretching from Erzsébet Square all the way up to the City Park Millennium Memorial. The decorative and famous Hungarian State Opera, the work of Hungarian architect Miklós Ybl, is at Andrássy út 22.

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Historical sites, Sights HEROES’ SQUARE info 1146 Budapest, Hôsök tere

One of the most ancient squares takes its name from the memorial standing in the middle. In the centre of the group of statues, marking the thousandth anniversary of the Magyar Conquest, is a representation of Archangel Gabriel on top of a 36-m-high column, holding the apostolic double cross and Hungarian Holy Crown. Quarter-circle colonnades to both left and right feature Hungarian rulers, generals and freedom fighters. It is a dramatic sight, both during the day and illuminated at night.

info 1146 Budapest, Városliget +36 (1) 422 0765 info@mmgm.hu www.mezogazdasagimuzeum.hu

Comprising 21 sections in Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance-Baroque styles, the complex was built for the1896 millennial celebrations to represent one thousand years of Hungarian architecture. It gained the current name after its most distinctive part, the main facade that is modelled on the Gothic castle of Vajdahunyad, Transylvania. Next to the castle is a 2-metre statue of Anonymous, the author of Gesta Hungarorum.

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City Park is Budapest’s second largest public park after Margaret Island, teeming with cyclists, dog walkers and strollers of all ages. It is bordered by Heroes’ Square and the Millennial Monument, and there are further places of interest and event venues inside the park.

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Historical sites, Sights Bálna Budapest The Bálna (Whale), which was opened in 2013, is a commercial, cultural, entertainment and hospitality centre. The building was designed by Kas Oosterhuis, one of the most well-known representatives of non-standard architecture. With its market hall full of organic products, antique objets d’art, and everyday tools, which represent the aesthetic values of the recent past, the Bálna is a continuation of and a supplement to the Great Market Hall, which was acknowledged by CNN Travel as the best market in Europe.

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PALACE OF ARTS Müpa, the Palace of Arts, is a modern, award-winning structure on the Pest bank of the Danube. It is home to the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, famed for its organ and modifiable acoustic qualities, the Festival Theatre, which also hosts dance performances, jazz, world music and pop concerts, and the Ludwig Museum.

info 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u 1. +36 (1) 555 3000 info@mupa.hu www.mupa.hu

KOPASZI DAM Transformed into a stylish public park only a few years info ago, this ten-hectare area by Rákóczi Bridge has become a 1117 Budapest, favourite resting place with urbanites. Enjoy the waterfront Kopaszi gát from the terrace of a restaurant, walk barefoot on the sandy bank with a cold spritzer in hand, or enjoy a picnic in the shade of a tree.

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Historical sites, Sights MARGARET ISLAND info 1138 Budapest, Margitsziget

One of the islands of the Danube in Budapest, it was named after Saint Margaret, a princess of the House of Árpád, who lived there at the convent of the Dominicans in the 13th century. It is now probably the most popular public park in Budapest, attracting visitors with its musical fountain, the old water tower, the Open-Air Stage, the ruins of the convent, a small zoo, a Japanese garden, a swimming pool and a 5.35-km running track.

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A favourite with dog walkers and joggers, the island also has a great playground near the bridge, with a set of slides, which on four summer weekends becomes home to a children’s festival. What makes the island really famous, though, is Sziget Festival, organised every summer since 1993, and entertaining 80,000 visitors daily.

info 1023 Budapest, Mecset u. 14. +36 (1) 237 4400 info@mnv.hu www.museum.hu/ muzeum/27/Gul_Baba_ Turbe_es_rozsakert

The tomb of Gül Baba, a mysterious Dervish poet, is one of the gems of Buda. Built by Buda’s third pasha in 1543, the domed, octagonal building is a unique memento of Hungary’s 150-year-long Turkish occupation. A destination for both Islamic pilgrims and those seeking a romantic walk, the site is also a perfect platform for views of the 20 August fireworks display.

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Historical sites, Sights Normafa Normafa is a popular outing destination on the eastern info brink of the Buda Hills. It is a favourite haunt of hikers 1121 Budapest, and cyclists from March till December, and a great Normafa tobogganing spot for families.

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Sightseeing CITYRAMA – BUDA WALKING TOUR A walking tour of Buda with an English-speaking guide is available. Starting daily from Szentháromság Square (Holy Trinity Column) at 2 pm and touching on major places of interest in the Buda Castle district. See the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Matthias Church, the Royal Palace and the less known attractions. The tours are guaranteed to start every day and no registration is required.

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CITYRAMA – PEST WALKING TOUR A walking tour of Pest with an English-speaking guide is available. Starting daily from the Molnár’s Kürtôskalács Coffee Shop at 10 am and touching on major places of interest and the hidden gems on the Pest side, such as the Inner City Parish Church, St Stephen’s Basilica, Hold street Market Hall, Parliament building. The tours are guaranteed to start every day and no registration is required.

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Budapest Small Group Walking Tour Do you want to experience Budapest, through the eyes Text of a locals? Our small group guided tours and private sightseeing experiences are tailor made for you. Our specialties are relaxed and personal guided tours in small groups. Our tours include bike tours, food tours, walking tours and more. 30 % discount is available at www.novafairytales.com (your coupon code: bpcard)

info 1052 Budapest, Sütô u. 2. +45 (50) 80 5081 hello@novafairytales.com www.novafairytales.com Mon–Sun: 10 am–1 pm, 2 am–5 pm

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Sightseeing CITYRAMA – Eat Hungary, Gourmet Walking Tour info Meeting point: CITYRAMA Office 1054 Budapest, Báthory utca 22. +36 (1) 302 4382 cityrama@cityrama.hu www.cityrama.hu 15,000 HUF

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Guided walking tour with 8 samples of Hungarian cuisine: cheese plate, salami, sausages, lángos, craft beer, túró rudi, kürtôs kalács and more. 30% discount is only available at the CITYRAMA office or at www.cityrama.hu (your coupon code: first 5 digits of your BUDAPEST CARD). English only tour.

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JEWISH HERITAGE TOURS info 1051 Budapest, Zrínyi u. 5. +36 (1) 317 2754, +36 (1) 317 1377 info@ticket.info.hu www.ticket.info.hu 7,000/10,900 HUF

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Take in Europe’s largest synagogue on Dohány Street, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, Tree of Life, Jewish Museum, Orthodox Rumbach Sebestyén Street Synagogue and much more in our tours lasting 2.5–3.5 hours. Organized tours depart every day (except on Saturday, Jewish religious and national holidays) at 10 am and 2 pm (except Friday and Sunday afternoons).

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DUNA CORSO Budapest sightseeing boat info MAHART Vigadó tér Ship Station, pier 5/A. 1051 Budapest, Jane Haining rakpart +36 (1) 484 4013 +36 (1) 486 1765 sales@mhrt.hu www.mahartpassnave.hu 1,490/2,490/2,990 HUF

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You can become acquainted with Budapest’s downtown from the Danube in any of the 11 languages provided, and with the help of a Hungarian channel for children. During the one-hour cruise, you can admire a whole series of sights along the riverside between Margaret Bridge and Rákóczi Bridge in complete comfort.


Sightseeing LEGENDA – SIGHTSEEING CRUISES City sightseeing cruises with a 30-language audioguide and free beverage service. The daily ‘Duna Bella’ cruise has a stop off on Margaret Island, the evening ‘Danube Legend’ program reveals the magical illuminated Budapest.

info 1051 Budapest, Jane Haining rakpart (Vigadó tér) pier 7 +36 (1) 317 2203 +36 (1) 266 4190 info@legenda.hu www.legenda.hu 3,900/5,500 HUF

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info MAHART Vigadó tér Ship Station, pier 6 1051 Budapest, Jane Haining rakpart +36 (1) 484 4013, +36 (1) 486 1765 sales@mhrt.hu www.mahartpassnave.hu 5,500/10,900 HUF

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info 1051 Budapest, Zrínyi u. 5. +36 (1) 317 2754 +36 (1) 317 1377 info@ticket.info.hu www.ticket.info.hu 4,900/10,400 HUF

The Budapest Danube panorama is a unique sight with dozens of magnificent historical buildings and outstanding geographical beauty. Our afternoon cruise makes a full circuit of the six downtown bridges; the buffet lunch is prepared by master chef Péter Molnárka, and comes replete with Hungarian specialities.

info 1054 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 7–8. +36 (1) 332 2555 info@riverride.com www.riverride.com 6,000/9,000 HUF

Totally unique Budapest sightseeing in thirteen languages (English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Hebrew, Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian, Swedish and Danish.). See the main sights of Pest from land, then plunge into the Danube and marvel at the Budapest panorama from the water! Departure: Széchenyi tér 7/8.

info 1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 12. +36 (70) 257 3020 www.budapesttuktuk.com Tripadvisor: Budapest TukTuk With BUDAPEST CARD the service is available only until 31 October 2018.

You better forget the traditional sightseeing and get a lovely experience! Discover the city in our three-wheeled vehicle! Our driver will take you to beautiful, hidden corners of Budapest that nobody else can reach! Let the tiny engine of the tuk-tuk carry you across Margaret island, enjoy a glass of wine looking down on the city, and get blown away by the night lights of Budapest with the wind in your hair – all in one trip! Just sit back and relax! We take care of the rest!

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Sightseeing OFFICIAL BUDAPEST CASTLE BUS A new eco-friendly electric vehicle, a friendly open-air minibus, has been transporting visitors to the historic Buda Castle district since last year. Professional chauffeurs drive these “green” buses to the five stops near the most beautiful sights in the capital’s oldest neighborhood with cobblestone streets in the vicinity of Buda Castle.

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CITY TOUR HOP ON HOP OFF Be our guest for our unforgettable sightseeing tour! Our guests enjoy unlimited 24-48-72 hour long boarding and deboarding privileges at every one of our 59 stops. Tickets are valid on red, yellow, orange, blue and night bus lines and are operated with a 22-language audio guide system, the ship line with English and German language guide on the Danube and for the English-language walking tour.

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CITY SIGHTSEEING BUDAPEST Explore Budapest with “Hop on Hop off” city tour by City Sightseeing Budapest! You will discover the famous sights and architectural heritages with a 48 hours valid ticket on two bus routes. The RED line equipped with audio guide in 16 languages, on our PURPLE line we provide live guide in English. The ticket also includes an unlimited use of boat (day and night), a night bus tour and cycling opportunities (from 01st of April to 30th of September). We also give a coupon booklet to our customers, in which we offer free goulash soup, beer, shot and countless other discounts all around Budapest!

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Sightseeing Programcentrum – Hop on Hop off Budapest Sightseeing Package info 1051 Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 5. +36 (1) 317 7767 sales@programcentrum.hu www.programcentrum.hu

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During this city tour you will see the famous sights and architectural masterpieces of Budapest. The price includes a hop on hop off bus ticket valid for 48 hours, a Budapest by NIGHT TOUR, unlimited use of boat (day and night), 1 hour bicycle ride (in peak season), a free goulash soup, 2 free beers & shot and a bonus booklet with many more discounts. Our PINK route is live guided in English; the GREEN route is available in 25 languages (audio-guide).

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Big Bus Tours Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour info 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 3. +36 (1) 235 0078 infobudapest@ bigbustours.com www.bigbustours.com Mon–Sun: 9 am–5 pm Changing seasonally

Immerse yourself in the charms of Budapest with Big Bus! Choose a one-,two-or three-day ticket. During the tour audio guided commentary is available in 23 languages. Aside from the unlimited daily bus rides and walking tour guided in English, unlimited river cruises on the Danube and a night tour is also available. Avoid waiting time with using the live bus tracking function of the Big Bus app! Explore the city’s magnificent landmarks and attractions – at your own pace.

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eurama Puskás Memorial & Etyek Wine Tasting Tour info 1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János utca 12-14. +36 (1) 327 6690 tour@eurama.hu www.eurama.hu Mon–Sun: 8 am–6 pm 18,000 HUF, 0–6 years: free of charge, 6–18 years: 9,000 HUF

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Learn more about the heritage of world-famous Hungarian football player, Ferenc Puskás, in Pancho Arena, where an unrivalled collection of relics, Olympic gold medals and photos await visitors. After leaving the Arena, guests can head for a short nostalgic train journey, and ultimately visit a special wine cellar in Etyek, where they can taste 6 different types of wine with the help of an experienced sommelier. The duration of the tour is 5 hours.


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Sightseeing IC-Tour night bike tour with guide info 1054 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 12. +36 (30) 869 7152 www.ic-tour.com www.facebook.com/ IC-Tour@ictourbudapest Mon–Sun: 9 am–9 pm. 10 EUR

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Explore Budapest on a quality KTM bike. City sightseeing or a ride through the Buda-Hills, an excursion to the beautiful village of Szentendre combined with a ship cruise. Guides in English & German. • City Tour Budapest • Adventure Tour Budapest • Cool-Tour Budapest–Szentendre * 25% on these tours (No combination with other discounts!) Wintertime (November 5th, 2018–March, 2019) only CITY TOUR BUDAPEST is available.

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Quality bike rental. Explore Budapest on your own. 4 hours or a whole day (until closing). 24 hours and longer periods on request. High quality KTM cross bikes. * 10% on full day rentals. No combination with other discounts. OPEN EVERY DAY until 4th November Advance reservations only: November 5th, 2018–March 2019


Sightseeing IC-Tour super mini segway tour with guide Adventure Time! Why wear yourself out walking, when you can see all of Budapest’s sights in one day by bike, electric scooter or Segway? We await you with the best prices in town.

info 1054 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 12. +36 (30) 869 7152 www.ic-tour.com www.facebook.com/ IC-Tour@ictourbudapestt Mon–Sun: 9 am–9 pm. 10 EUR

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Recreation LUKÁCS THERMAL BATH AND SWIMMING POOL The bath comprises thermal, swimming and adventure pools, a wellness section, saunas and various services. The open-air pools include a water chute, submersion jacuzzi, neck shower, massaging underwater jets and a bubble deck. It is said that this bath has some of the most efficacious medicinal waters in Budapest.

info 1023 Budapest, Frankel Leó út 25–29. +36 (1) 326 1695 lukacs@spabudapest.hu www.lukacsfurdo.hu Mon–Sun: 6 am–10 pm 3,700/3,900 HUF The BUDAPEST CARD provides one free entrance.

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Aquaworld Resort Budapest One of Europe’s largest indoor aqua parks guarantees unforgettable enjoyment and experiences for all ages, all year round. Located in the north of Budapest, Aquaworld supplies those addicted to adrenalin rushes with 11 giant chutes, surf and wave pools, and for others wishing for rest, there is the sauna world and thermal pools.

info 1044 Budapest, Íves út 16. +36 (1) 231 3760 aquaworld @aquaworldresort.hu www.aquaworldresort.hu Mon–Sun: 6 am–10 pm 2,290/6,390 HUF

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SZÉCHENYI THERMAL BATH AND SWIMMING POOL With 21 pools, Széchenyi Bath is one of the largest bathing complexes in Europe. Its adventure pool features a water chute, underwater jacuzzi, neck shower and bubble deck. In addition to traditional medicinal services, the entrance fee also includes wellness services such as the fitness gym, saunas and underwater gymnastics.

info 1146 Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11. +36 (1) 363 3210, szechenyi@spabudapest.hu www.szechenyifurdo.hu Mon–Sun: 6 am–10 pm 5,200/5,400 HUF

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Recreation GELLÉRT THERMAL BATH AND SWIMMING POOL In the Gellért Bath, guests can use in- and outdoor pools. Healing services, harmony aromatherapy treat- ments, thermal massages, “Lavender Dream” treat-ment, pedicure and private bathing are available. Steam cabins and Finnish sauna await you for FREE. Special features: Zsolnay pyrogranite elements, wave pool.

info 1118 Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 4. +36 (1) 466 6166 gellert@spabudapest.hu www.gellertfurdo.hu Mon–Sun: 6 am–8 pm 5,600/5,800 HUF

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RUDAS THERMAL BATH AND SWIMMING POOL The Rudas bath was built during Turkish rule. The roughly 500-year-old building’s offerings are special, because men and women traditionally use the baths separately on weekdays, but weekends are for everyone, of both genders. The wellness section features two warm water pools, one thermal, one plunge and one rooftop pool, plus the sauna world. Steam bath daily: 6 am–8 pm, swimming pool: 6 am–10 pm, wellness sauna world: 8 am–10 pm. Steam bath, female days: Tuesday. Steam bath, male days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

info 1013 Budapest, Döbrentei tér 9. +36 (1) 356 1010, +36 (1) 356 1322 rudas@spabudapest.hu www.rudasfurdo.hu Mon–Sun: 6 am–8 pm 3,500/6,200 HUF The Budapest Card is not valid for night bathing.

KIRÁLY BATH The Turkish Arslan pasha ordered the construction of the Király Bath in 1565. The historic bath monument introduces the early Osman bath culture in its original splendour. Guests can enjoy its four pools, each with different water temperatures, as well as steam cabins and saunas. The baths welcome both genders on every day of the week.

info 1027 Budapest, Fô u. 84. +36 (1) 202 3688 kiraly@spabudapest.hu www.kiralyfurdo.hu Mon–Sun: 9 am–9 pm 2,500 HUF

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info 1007 Budapest, Margaret island +36 (1) 340 4500 www.palatinusstrand.hu Mon–Sun: 8 am–8 pm

The Palatinus Thermal Bath, Public and Wave Pool was the first to allow open-air bathing in Budapest. The bath, now with ten pools, awaits visitors on Margaret Island. The giant slides and the wave pool are some of the baths’ special features. A new wellness section, which is open all year long, was added to the baths in 2017.

info 1031 Budapest, Rozgonyi Piroska u. 2. +36 (1) 388 9740 romai@spabudapest.hu www.romaistrand.hu

Római Lido is located in the former area of Aquincum. The Romans worshipped the local springs as sacred, while chronicles from the age of King Matthias speak of a hospital on the site. The bath has three pools; there is a chute, neck shower and Jacuzzi in the adventure pool, but the bath also boasts a sauna and steam bath.

info 1054 Budapest, Zoltán u. 3. +36 (1) 269 0610 info@magnoliadayspa.hu www.magnoliadayspa.hu Mon-Sun: 9 am–9 pm

The perfect place to wind down in the heart of the city, next to the Parliament. Exclusive, therapeautic and medical massages, body peelings and body wraps, beauty salon, Hamam and Kneipp pool, aroma baths, Jacuzzi and Finnish, aroma and infrared saunas. There is also a teahouse and a relaxation room with a special atmosphere. The best choice after a long sightseeing tour.

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programmes HUNGARIAN HISTORY 3D SHOW INSIDE THE 700 YEARS OLD CHAPEL 3D Past is a historical 3D movie theatre where you can experience time travel in Hollywood quality. See the glory days of the Buda Castle from up close, or dive into the Battle of Mohács! After the movie, you can check out the Heroes’ Selfie Park or the history of the chapel.

info 1014 Budapest, Fishermen’s Bastion, St. Michael Chapel (Schulek stairs, St. Stephen statue) +36 (70) 313 0970 info@3dpast.com www.3dpast.com Mon–Sun: 10 am–6 pm 1,500 HUF

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Pálvölgyi cave It is one of the country’s longest cave systems, as it is more than 31km long and is famous for its geological formations and dripstone growth. There are tours year-round, with temperatures of 11°C, guided tours hourly and a huge green area outside. Visitors under 5 years of age or under 115 cm are not allowed.

info 1025 Budapest, Szépvölgyi út 162. +36 (1) 325 9505 https://www.dunaipoly.hu/en Tue–Sun: 10.15 am–4.15 pm 1,100–1,400 HUF

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Urban Betyár Restaurant & Visitor Center Our mission is to become one of the highlights for locals and travellers in the Hungarian capital city, near the St. Stephen’s Basilica and to offer an extraordinary gastronomic and ethnographical experience that is one of a kind in Hungary.

info 1051 Budapest, Október 6. utca 16-18. +36 (1) 796 3285 www.urbanbetyar.com Gift shop: Mon–Sun: 11 am–11 pm Museum: Mon–Sun: 11 am–11 pm

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MINIVERSUM Model Train Exhibition – explore, behold and control it! One of the largest model railroad layouts in the world. Explore 3 countries in 300 square meters with 5,000 mini-figures, 1,300 metres of rail track, 14 settlements, 600 buildings and 100 trains in motion. MINIVERSUM offers exciting things to explore for people of all ages.


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programmes CASTLE GARDEN BAZAAR SOUTHERN PALACES info 1013 Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 5. +36 (1) 225 0554 +36 (30) 198 5274 infopoint@varkertbazar.hu www.varkertbazar.hu Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm

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CASTLE GARDEN BAZAAR GUARD’S PALACE info 1013 Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 2. +36 (1) 225 0554 +36 (30) 198 5274 infopoint@varkertbazar.hu www.varkertbazar.hu Tue–Sun:: 10 am–6 pm

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info 1075 Budapest Kazinczy street 10. basement of El Rapido Mexican Grillbar Harry Potter exit games: 1073 Budapest, Erzsébet krt 17. doorbell: 30 +36 (20) 311 9471 info@timetrap.hu www.timetrap.hu Mon–Sun: 10 am-midnight BOOKING REQUIRED at the given contacts.

TimeTrap is the most unusual and exiting exit game in the heart of the city. Two special Harry Potter escape rooms including the newest attraction, the Azkaban’s prisoners. Fearless playesrs will find 3 different extrame traps: Psychopata Killer trap, PrisonTrap and Deathtrap Bunker. Come and try it! Please book minimum 4 hours before starting the game! 12,500 HUF/2-6 person team with game guide speaking English (60 min games) 16,000 HUF/2-6 person team with game guide speaking English (Azkaban room, 75 min)


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The Budapest Zoo, which opened its gates more than 150 years ago, houses one of the richest collections in Europe. With close to 1,000 species of animals, many of which are rare, a wide variety of flora, marvellous historical buildings and great programs, it offers plenty of leisure options for all ages.

St. Stephen’s Basilica Treasury info 1051 Budapest, Szent István tér 1. +36 (1) 311 0839 www.bazilika.biz 1 November–31 March: 10 am–4.30 pm April, May, October: 10 am–5.30 pm 1 Juny–30 September: 10 am–6.30 pm 300/400 HUF

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Some of the liturgical objects are still in use today. Models of the church, the Pope’s letter on awarding the church the title of “basilica minor”, Murillo’s “The Holy Family” painting, a Herend porcelain replica of the Holy Crown of Hungary, the chalice given by Pope John Paul II, vestments, embroidery made by Empress Sisi herself, the rich selection of Cardinal József Mindszenty’s legacy – these are only a few interesting examples.

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BUDAPEST SUMMER FESTIVAL info Szabadtér Színház Jegyiroda 1051 Budapest, Bárczy István u. 1-3. +36 (1) 269 0470 iroda@szabadter.hu www.szabadter.hu 2,300/9,900 HUF

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The Budapest Summer Festival, organized on the open-air stages at Margaret Island and Városmajor, is the longest and most multicultural festival in the country, offering more than 100 programmes (opera, musicals, ballet, theatre, children’s theatre, jazz, world and classical music) for all age groups from June to August.


programmes MARGARET ISLAND OPEN-AIR STAGE The country’s oldest and most attractive open-air theatre, with seating for 2,700, welcomes audiences for 12 weekends from June until the end of August. Its 5-star super productions, featuring world stars, come in a variety of genres: opera and musical programmes, dance performances, spectacular shows, jazz, world music, classical and crossover concerts. It is well worth taking advantage of the ‘Színházi’ (Theatre) boat transfer service that docks at the stage’s private mooring.

info 1138 Budapest, Margitsziget +36 (1) 340 4196 iroda@szabadter.hu www.szabadter.hu

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Budapest Private Photo Tours Experience Budapest from a unique point of view and take stunning pictures of this beautiful city with the help of our professional photographer. Beginners and enthusiast are equally welcome. We offer half day, full day and night photography tours and will help you with settings and composition as well.

info 1065 Budapest, Hajós utca 13-15. +36 (70) 395 9880 tamaskphotography@ gmail.com www.phototoursbudapest.com Mon–Sun: 9 am–5 pm 150–325 EUR

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EXHIBITIONS IN PESTI VIGADÓ Combined tickets entitle visitors to enter the permanent exhibition Timeline of Pesti Vigadó and temporary modern art exhibitions. With these tickets, visitors can tour all halls accessible to the general public and can access the building’s Panoramic Terrace, which offers an unforgettable view of Budapest’s Buda side.

info 1051 Budapest, Vigadó tér 2. +36 (1) 328 3340 tourism@vigado.hu, www.vigado.hu Mon–Sun: 10 am–7 pm 2,500 HUF

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programmes Szemlő-hegyi cave info 1025 Budapest, Pusztaszeri út 35. +36 (1) 325 6001 https://www.dunaipoly.hu/en Wed–Mon: 10 am–4 pm 1,100/1,400 HUF

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It is also known as Budapest’s underground floral garden due to the formations which cover its walls. The cave’s constant temperature (12 °C) and the humidity-rich, dust-free air is especially recommended for those who suffer from respiratory problems. An interactive exhibition, screening room, playground and study trails await all visitors.

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TROPICARIUM – SHARK ZOO info 1222 Budapest, Nagytétényi út 37–43. (Campona Shopping Center) +36 (1) 424 3053 info@tropicarium.hu www.tropicarium.hu Mon–Sun: 10 am–8 pm 2,000/2,700 HUF

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ZWACK MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTRE info 1095 Budapest, Dandár u. 1. +36 (1) 476 2383 muzeum@zwackunicum.hu www.unicum.hu Mon–Sat: 10 am–5 pm 2,200 HUF

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Introducing the epic story of the Zwack family and the company; with a film presentation, guided museum tour, a walk through the old distillery and the aging cellar and tasting from the barrel!


programmes BUDAPEST GALA CONCERT Come and visit the amazing Pesti Vigadó or the Danube Symphonic Orchestra at the Duna Palace for the Budapest Gala Concert. Ballet, Hungarian classics and an unforgettable music voyage awaits visitors to the program. A part of the program includes the sound of the dulcimer. You can purchase tickets at the Duna Palace.

info 1051 Budapest, Zrínyi u. 5. +36 (1) 317 2754 +36 (1) 317 1377 info@ticket.info.hu www.ticket.info.hu 9,400/11,800 HUF

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Rajkó FOLK ENSEMBLE AND ORCHESTRA Enjoy the most remarkable Hungarian dances in a performance by the world-famous Rajkó Folk Ensemble and Orchestra featuring the cimbalom. Their portfolio of work is based on traditions from several decades. The ensemble was founded by Gypsy musicians. The discount is valid for performances on Friday and Sunday; tickets are available in the Danube Palace.

info 1051 Budapest, Zrínyi u. 5. +36 (1) 317 2754 +36 (1) 317 1377 info@ticket.info.hu www.ticket.info.hu 6,500/10,200 HUF

BUDAPEST PINBALL MUSEUM Europe’s largest permanent, interactive pinball exhibition reported on by, among others, the BBC, New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and other leading media. It features 130 machines spanning the entire history of the game from the 1800s to today. You can have a go on every machine, including the world’s first pinball with flippers!

info 1137 Budapest, Radnóti Miklós u. 18. +36 (30) 900 6091 info@flippermuzeum.hu www.flippermuzeum.hu Mon–Tue: closed, Wed–Fri: 4 pm–midnight, Sat: 2 pm–midnight, Sun: 10 am–10 pm The entrance fee is 3,000 HUF, and for those under 26 and above 62: 2,000 HUF

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programmes ORGAN CONCERT IN ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA info 1051 Budapest, Zrínyi u. 5. +36 (1) 317 2754; +36 (1) 317 1377 info@ticket.info.hu www.ticket.info.hu 5,200/8,600 HUF

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Organist Miklós Teleki, Kossuth Prize opera singer Kolos Kováts, and flautist Eleonóra Krusic provide insight into the works of Liszt, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Vivaldi, Stradella, Albinoni and Bizet in St. Stephen’s Basilica. Concerts: every Thursday from March to December.

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Budapest Advent and Christmas Fair info 1052 Budapest, Vörösmarty tér www.budapestkaracsony.hu https://www.facebook.com/ budapestchristmasfair info@budapestinfo.hu

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* 5% off the price of artisan products 10% off the price of food and drinks

Budapest Spring Fair info 1052 Budapest, Vörösmarty tér www.budapestinfo.hu https://www.facebook.com/ budapestspringfair info@budapestinfo.hu

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programmes The Capital Circus of Budapest The only stone circus in Central Europe, the Capital Circus of Budapest opened on 14 January 1971. Since then, numerous national and international stars have performed on the stage, and their shows entertain young and old alike.

info 1146 Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 12/a. www.fnc.hu

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BUDAPEST JAZZ CLUB The heart of the Budapest jazz scene, the place where you can unwind and enjoy quality entertainment. There is an original atmosphere, a top-notch sound system, a friendly café, and a restaurant offering exciting bistro food. The evening concerts feature world stars rarely seen in club settings, as well as the best Hungarian performers.

info 1136 Budapest, Hollán Ernô u. 7. +36 (70) 413 9837 www.bjc.hu

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BUDAPEST OPERETTA THEATRE The Hungarians are renowned worldwide for performing operetta with true verve. In Germany, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung had this to say about the premiere of Csárdás Queen: “One can find places in many cities where there is good music, but true operetta has only one address: No. 17 Nagymezô Street.”

info 1065 Budapest, Nagymezô utca 17. + 36 (1) 312 4866; +36 (1) 353 2172 jegy@operett.hu, www.operett.hu Ticket office: Mon–Fri: 10 am–7 pm, Sat–Sun: 1–7 pm

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programmes BOTANICAL GARDEN info 1083 Budapest, Illés u. 25. www.fuveszkert.org

Hungary’s first botanical garden was set up to serve medical training and the study of the country’s flora, but it is of great interest to anyone, thanks to the ginkgoes that are more than 150 years old, as well as the collection of orchids and cacti. Join a guided tour to see some of the 8,000 plant varieties and 150 protected species.

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info 1145 Budapest, Olof Palme sétány 5. +36 (1) 363 2673 iroda@mujegpalya.hu www.mujegpalya.hu Winter: Mon–Fri: 9 am–1 pm and 5–9 pm, Sat.: 10 am–2 pm and 4–9 pm Sun: 10 am–2 pm and 4–8 pm Summer: 10 am–10 pm

Skating fans will find Europe’s largest contiguous artificial skating rink in the beautiful City Park, open from November to late February. Skate rental, skating classes, restaurant, buffet, varied programmes. From spring to autumn, there is a boating lake on the site, with lakeside paths and a terrace.

info 1142 Budapest, Tatai út 95. +36 (1) 450 1497 info@vasuttortenetipark.hu www.vasuttortenetipark.hu Open: 11 April–31 October 2018

At the first interactive railway park in Europe, visitors cannot only admire the old machines, but they can also try them. In the park, which has a footprint of 70,000 m2, more than a hundred railway vehicles and the equipment necessary for trains to operate are introduced: fifty rare trains, railcars, manual and motor trolleys, test cars, steam cranes, snow-ploughs, rotary snow-ploughs and other special vehicles.

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programmes Chairlift Those Text who travel on the chairlift can enjoy Budapest’s most beautiful panorama from the Erzsébet observatory, which can be reached with a short walk from the upper station. On the way back, tourists can take a look at the wonderful capital panorama, while they may feel like sloping down from the peak of the hill to the city.

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Gastronomy Borkonyha The place, which is functioning as a restaurant and a wine bar as well, is a combination of a French bistro, a Hungarian family restaurant, a professional wine shop, and a bar. The selection includes 200 wines, mostly Hungarian ones. The dishes are based on fresh and daily purchased ingredients, as well as diversity. Chef Ákos Sárközy gains inspiration from Transylvanian cuisine, but he is also keen on other countries’ ingredients, for example Spain, France and Italy. The dishes are rich in flavours; the wine selection is wide and flexible, and the service is personal and friendly. No wonder that Borkonyha received a Michelin star in 2014.

info 1051 Budapest, Sas utca 3. +36 (1) 266 0835 borkonyha@borkonyha.hu www.borkonyha.hu

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Costes Downtown Opened in 2015, the restaurant Costes Downtown offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with the usual quality every day of the week to lovers of gastronomy. The quality is guaranteed by the Portuguese star chef, Miguel Vieira and his team, and the gorgeous dishes are prepared in an open kitchen. What is more, in addition to catching a glimpse into the kitchen, the true fans of gastronomy also have the opportunity to sit at the chef’s table.

info 1051 Budapest, Vigyázó Ferenc u. 5. +36 (1) 920 1015 reservation@ costesdowntown.hu www.costesdowntown.hu

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Onyx The rendezvous between tradition and evolution in the heart of Budapest. Since its opening in 2007, the Onyx restaurant has been dedicated to quality and progress. The Hungarian owners of the restaurant work with a team of mainly self-educated people, and the focus is on national ingredients of high quality, as well as a matching Hungarian wine selection. Chef Ádám Mészáros offers a gastronomic journey which includes renewed Hungarian cuisine and international flavours. It is proven by the qualification of the Gault Millau restaurant guide and the Michelin star won in 2011 that the path we selected is right.

info 1051 Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 7-8. +36 (30) 508 0622 onyx@onyxrestaurant.hu www.onyxrestaurant.hu

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Gastronomy Costes info 1092 Budapest, Ráday utca 4. +36 (1) 219 0696 reservation@costes.hu www.costes.hu

Our aim is that, for everybody, this word should equate to quality without compromises, brilliant flavours, artistic forms, attention to detail, polite service and pleasant atmosphere. The name Costes should express the unique, friendly and relaxed fine dining experience, which renews itself every night. This requires many contributors: conscientious farmers, flexible suppliers, dedicated staff and an appreciative guest: you.

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The Textrestaurant of Danubius Hotel Astoria welcomes guests with its long traditions of hospitality spiced with a 21st century approach and dynamism, creative cuisine and the refined gastronomy of today.

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Gastronomy GELLÉRT BRASSERIE In 2015, Budapest’s oldest brasserie reopened with stylishly designed, modern interior, representing a new chapter in its history. The dishes of contemporary Hungarian cuisine are not prepared from traditional ingredients at all, and match the taste of the best Hungarian craft beers perfectly.

info 1114 Budapest, Szent Gellért tér 2. +36 (1) 889 5566, +36 (30) 676 2601 gellertsorozo.manager@ danubiushotels.com www.gellertsorozo.hu Tue–Sun: midday–11 pm

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GELLÉRT ESPRESSO The Viennese-style ‘Presso’ welcomes guests with homestyle cakes and pastries, freshly brewed coffee and tea specialities, plus live piano music. From spring to autumn, the generous terrace is the ideal spot to enjoy an ice cream sundae or refreshing cocktails.

info 1114 Budapest, Szent Gellért tér 2. +36 (1) 889 5558 gellert.restaurant@ danubiushotels.com www.danubiushotels. com/our-hotels-budapest/ danubius-hotel-gellert Mon–Sun: 9 am–7 pm

GELLÉRT PANORÁMA RESTAURANT The terrace of this classic restaurant at Hotel Gellért provides a fabulous view of the Danube. The menu features the most popular dishes from the past century and the wine list offers the best from the foremost wineries.

info 1114 Budapest, Szent Gellért tér 2. +36 (1) 889 5497, +36 (30) 676 2580 gellert.restaurant@ danubiushotels.com www.danubiushotels. com/our-hotels-budapest/ danubius-hotel-gellert Mon–Sat: midday–11 pm; Sun: midday–3 pm (Sunday brunch)

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Gastronomy Cafe Dorottya Bistro & Bar info 1051 Budapest, Dorottya u. 1. +36 (20) 779 1177 vathytamas@cafedorottya.com www.cafedorottya.com Mon–Sun: 9 am–10 pm

This comfy family-friendly coffee house awaits guests in the heart of the city-center, where you can enjoy tasty bistro-like Hungarian dishes (Goulash soup, beef or chicken stew) and Italian dishes (pizzas, pasta dishes and salads), desserts and specialty coffee drinks.

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The more than 140-year-old Kárpátia Restaurant and Brasserie awaits guests in the heart of downtown with traditional, homemade and modern Hungarian dishes, and fiery live Gypsy music each evening. The marvellous inner room – with hand painted, gilded walls and historical tableaux – makes for a romantic setting.

info 1051 Budapest, Vigadó tér pier 2 +36 (30) 492 3521 venhajo@europahajo.hu www.venhajo-etterem.hu Mon–Sun: midday–11 pm; kitchen open until 10 pm

Book a table in the Vén Hajó (“Old Ship”) Restaurant, anchored at the foot of Chain Bridge and offering a stunning view of the Danube. On the Vén Hajó, the Budapest panorama unfolds like a living postcard. To top it all off, just take a look at our menu. Homemade dishes and international flavours vie for your favour!

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Gastronomy COLUMBUS BOAT The Columbus Boat operates a restaurant and an Irish pub with stunning view and great atmosphere every day of the week. The Columbus awaits its guests with Hungarian and international dishes at its exceptional location. From spring to autumn the guests sitting at our Panorama Terrace can enjoy the view of the Buda Castle, the Gellért Hill and the Chain Bridge.

info 1051 Budapest, Vigadó tér, pier 4 +36 (1) 266 9013 res@columbuspub.hu www.columbuspub.hu Mon–Sun: 12 am–12 pm

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MÁTYÁS PINCE RESTAURANT Mátyás Pince Restaurant has one of the most distinguished history of the restaurants in Budapest: it has been serving its guests since 1904. The restaurant has been completely remodeled in every way. It awaits its guests with free folklore program and live gypsy music every night.

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MOLNÁR’S KÜRTŐSKALÁCS ”Kürtôskalács” is a pastry made by Sékelys for special occasions. At Molnár’s Kürtôskalács, eight popular toppings are offered: vanilla, cinnamon, walnut, almond, chocolate, coconut, cocoa and poppy-seed. Enjoy it with a fine coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato or ice-cream!

info 1052 Budapest, Váci u. 31. +36 (1) 407 2314 info@kurtoskalacs.com www.kurtoskalacs.com Mon–Sun: 9 am–10 pm

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Gastronomy Spoon The Boat Restaurant Unique service in a luxury location with a view to the Danube, Buda Castle Palace and Chain Bridge. Fusion cuisine blends modern and traditional dishes created from quality ingredients. Live piano music, an elegant environment and relaxed atmosphere make this culinary experience one you will never forget. See you Spoon!

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A38 Restaurant The A38 Ship, which has been recognised with both Hungarian and international awards, not only offers the widest range of live concerts in Budapest, but it also provides excellent gastronomic experiences. Its friendly and high-quality panoramic restaurant awaits its guests with modern Hungarian bistro cuisine, continually updated daily offers, pre-concert snacks and business menus.

info 1117 Budapest, Petôfi Bridge, Buda side + 36 (1) 464 3946 etterem@a38.hu www.a38.hu/en/restaurant Mon–Sat: 11 am–11 pm, Sun: CLOSED

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Hard Rock Cafe The legendary rock’n’roll museum with original memorabilia collection, authentic US cuisine, and a Rock Shop. Card must be presented at time of order. Not valid on alcoholic beverages, pins, glassware, accessorize or tax. Not valid with any other offers. Valid only at Budapest – Vörösmarty square location.

info 1052 Budapest, Deák Ferenc utca 3-5. +36 (30) 572 4011 budapest@ hardrockcafebudapest.com www.hardrock.com/budapest Rock Shop: Mon–Sun: 10 am–midnight Restaurant: Sun–Wed: 12 am–midnight, Thu–Sat: 12 am–1 am

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Gastronomy Café Delion Bistro & Bar info 1092 Budapest, Ráday utca 11-13. +36 (30) 207 9220, info@cafedelion.hu www.cafedelion.hu Mon–Sun: 10 am–midnight

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Hungarian cuisine favorites and popular international bistro dishes are prepared here with a modern approach, served with quality Hungarian wines, craft beer or homemade fruit soda syrup. Breakfast, coffee, pastries, lunch, cocktails and dinner await our guests inside the atmospheric restaurant or out on the terrace in the summer.

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Gastronomy Red Mail Coach Restaurant (Vörös Postakocsi) Goose liver and Hungarian specialities are the focus of the menu at the 45-year-old restaurant located in the cultural quarter of Ferencváros, at 15 Ráday utca. The other speciality of the house is the Mangalica pork spare ribs. As for the wine selection, the Red Mail Coach offers more than 70 kinds of bottled wine, half of which are also available by the glass at very attractive prices. Guests can listen to Hungarian gipsy music every evening.

info 1092 Budapest, Ráday u. 15. +36 (1) 217 6756 info@vorospk.com www.vorospk.com

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K point Restaurant K point Restaurant awaits guests with traditional Korean cuisine and a pleasant atmosphere. The dishes are diverse and guaranteed to be of impeccable quality. Our guests can try barbecuing at the table, which is popular in Korea, and the country’s best-known, most authentic drinks, too.

info 1071 Budapest, Bethlen Gábor u. 31. +36 (30) 937 7397 talent.kpoint@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/ kpoint31restaurant Mon–Sat.: 11.30 am–3 pm, 5 pm–11 pm Sun: 12.30 pm–9 pm

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Babel Budapest Babel, recommended by the Michelin Guide, derives inspiration from the traditions of the AustroHungarian Monarchy, with 75% of ingredients and wines sourced from Hungary. The first vegan fine dining menu in Hungary is available at Babel. Its evaluation in the Gault & Millau system was lifted to 16 points, which is the second-highest number of points in Hungary.

info 1052 Budapest, Piarista köz 2. +36 (70) 600 0800 info@babel-budapest.hu www.babel-budapest.hu

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Gastronomy Gerbeaud Café info 1051 Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 7-8. +36 (1) 429 9000 www.gerbeaud.hu

The café in the Gerbeaud House is one of the symbols of Vörösmarty Square. The selection at Gerbeaud, which goes back 150 years, includes classic cakes, as well as real masterpieces. The interior design, which is based on gold, marble and wood, recalls the grandeur of Budapest at the beginning of the 20th century.

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SZAMOS GOURMET PALACE info 1052 Budapest, Deák Ferenc u. 5. +36 (30) 570 5973 www.facebook.com/ SzamosGourmetHaz www.csokoladeiskola.hu Mon–Sun: 10 am–9 pm

Confectionery, café and chocolate manufactory in Vörösmarty Square. Visitors can get to know the process of making bonbons by hand, and on Chocolate School’s courses they can also learn the profession of bonbon-making. Visitors can also have lunch and breakfast here, for which the selections are renewed on a daily basis.

info 1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 10. +36 (1) 269 0216, +36 (30) 290 6655 www.facebook.com/ Szamostoday www.szamos.hu Mon–Fri: 7.30 am–7 pm Sat–Sun: 9 am–7 pm

The Szamos Cafe awaits its guests at one of the most beautiful locations of the capital, in Kossuth Square, by the Parliament Building. On the lower floor, there is a modern self-service café and confectionery, the gallery is a perfect place for business lunches, and on the top floor a separate event room is available with a panoramic view over the Parliament.

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Gastronomy Gastronomy and Gourmet Market in the City Centre info 1054 Budapest, Hold u. 13. +36 (1) 353 1110 info@belvar.hu www.belvarospiac.hu

The hall in Hold utca opened in 1897. The ground floor of the building has preserved its classic market function and atmosphere since then, and as is typical in several European cities, visitors can eat warm dishes on the upper floor of the City Centre Market. The market therefore awaits its visitors with several services: Farmers’ market with daily changing offers, traditional flavours, gastronomic specialties, high quality streetfood selection.

info 1073 Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 9-11. +36 (1) 886 6167 newyorkcafe@budapest. boscolo.com www.newyorkcafe.hu

The history of the New York Café, which is more than 120 years old, has become one with literature. The place, which is also known as the “most beautiful café in the world”, has survived several eras, several political systems and major changes in history, and it has always revived. And it has always been a perfect choice for artists, who long for convenience and a cosy atmosphere, and of course for ordinary people as well. Nowadays the situation is the same: the marvellous building, which was rebuilt by the Boscolo Group, means the same in the 21th century as in the world which used to be more receptive to beauty: the most beautiful café in the world, in Budapest!

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Entertainment Raqpart Enjoy the unique feeling of a riverside atmosphere at the foot of Chain Bridge, on the bank of the Danube, with a fruit smoothie or an ice cold rosé wine spritzer, and a classic fish & chips in hand. Enjoy the sunshine on the terrace or cool off on the ground floor. Life does not stop at night: soft, deep vocals and happy nu-disco beats fill the air.

info 1051 Budapest, Jane Haining rkp. +36 (20) 363 9833 hello@raqpart.hu www.raqpart.hu

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Akvárium Klub Renovated in April 2014, The Akvárium Klub now offers more beautiful and diverse experiences for its guests, including music, food, drinks and miscellaneous musical or cultural events. There’s something for everyone at Akvárium Klub: more concert halls, a captivating atmosphere, world class sound and lighting systems, a superb restaurant and a host of events for young and old alike, including those seeking entertainment.

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info 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 39. + 36 (30) 356 3047 www.360bar.hu

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It is perhaps the best ruin pub in Budapest, a legend, which is as famous as the Parliament, Heroes’ Square and the Fishermen’s Bastion altogether. It really should not be missed. After it outgrew its home in Nagymezô utca, it moved to another location in the middle of March. It has increased the number of its dance floors and counters, it astonishes its guests from all over the world with its surrealistic decoration, and it offers acoustic concerts in the afternoon, as well as hardcore techno music until the morning every day. In addition to Instant, you can also choose Liebling, LARM and UnderWelt, so altogether 8 bars, 4 dance floors and a restaurant make your entertainment complete!

info 1072 Budapest, Király utca 13., Dob utca 16. www.gozsduudvar.hu

The Gozsdu Courtyard is one of the most dynamically developing centres in downtown Budapest and a meeting point, combining entertainment, gastronomy and culture. The entertainment quarter awaits its visitors with uniquely exciting events every day of the week. The Courtyard hosts several facilities with a special style, providing a colourful experience for every generation. As the entertainment centre of the city centre, it attracts more than 900,000 visitors each year and. due to its cosmopolitan nature, it has become extremely popular among the inhabitants of Budapest and tourists.

info 1073 Budapest, Akácfa u. 51. +36 (70) 638 5040 www.instant-fogas.com, fb.com/lieblingbar

Liebling is a restaurant, bar or club – when and whatever you desire. A peaceful bistro on Akácfa Street, which transforms into a party venue within minutes. Its interior and unique roof terrace can dazzle at any time. Serving varied, fragrant dishes and beverages, there are regular displays of the fine art. You will find it is well worth returning every season.

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The Fogas Party Complex is one of the constant stars of the ruin bar culture and it awaits its visitors, offering special experiences on every day of the week. From the spring of 2017 you can spend a whole day in the renovated Fogas building complex. In addition to Fogas, ROBOT and PONT offer more spaces to choose from, more counters and dance floors and your favourite electronic music and concerts in Akácfa utca, so altogether seven bars, four dance floors, and a garden guarantee entertainment and unforgettable nights!

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Kazinczy utca is the busiest and a quite narrow street in the Jewish Quarter. The synagogue in Kazinczy utca, which was built in Art Nouveau style, and the Hungarian Museum of Electrical Engineering can both be found here, but the ruin pub revolution of recent years has also started here in 2004 with Szimpla Kert. The street, which is as narrow as a car, hosts streetfood bistros such as Bors and Karaván, but traditional Jewish gastronomy is also represented here in a classic restaurant environment, for example in Macesz Bistro. A row of little pubs, ruin pubs and clubs is lined up along Kazinczy utca: Ellátó Kert, Mika Tivadar Mulató, Méter, and of course Szimpla Kert.

info 1075 Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14. +36 (20) 261 8669 www.szimpla.hu

Szimpla, which opened in 2001, is the first ruin pub in Budapest. It is a special point in the city: its hallmarks are style, attitude and commitment. It is a concert hall, an information point, a studio, a market, a bicycle-friendly place, and a venue for fashion shows, talent shows, and a theatre can also be found there. The 1,400 square metre floorspace is more than a simple entertainment venue.

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info 1117 Budapest, Buda head of Petôfi Bridge +36 (1) 464 3940 www.a38.hu

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RODODENDRON ART & DESIGN SHOP Come and visit us in the middle of Budapest if you would like to get real design items made in Hungary by local artists and designers. Find funny and witty souvenirs, gifts, jewellery, vintage posters, graphic art, design clothes, hand made toys and paintings in our gallery run by wonderful people. Sundays too!

info 1052 Budapest, Semmelweis u 19. +36 (70) 419 5329 www.rododendronart.com www.facebook.com/ rododendronart www.instagram.com/ rododendronart Mon–Fri: 10 am–7 pm Sat: 10 am–5 pm Sun: 11 am–3 pm

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info Szputnyik shop D20: 1074 Budapest, Dohány u. 20. Mon–Sat: 10 am–8 pm, Sun: 10 am–6 pm Szputnyik shop K22: 1061 Budapest, Király u. 22. (Káldy u. 1.) Mon–Sat:11 am–9 pm, Sun: 11 am–7 pm www.szputnyikshop.hu facebook.com/szputnyikshop @szputnyikshop +36 (1) 321 3730

Szputnyik shop is a fashion concept born of the mix of romantic vintage and provocative modern styles. It offers a combination of quality vintage pieces, foreign global brands and limited new designer pieces to those who are interested. Get to know Szputnyik’s world, visit their shops or buy online!

info 1061 Budapest, Király u. 42. + 36 (30) 526 6816 kiralygardrob@gmail.com facebook: kiralygardrob Mon–Fri: 11 am–7 pm Sat: 11 am–3 pm

Gardrob’s special garments collection contains a wide variety of new and “previously loved” items, for men and women. We strive to offer you diverse pieces which provide a modern, classic or vintage look. You are sure to find something in your style while, also enjoying the hunt for the bargain.

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info 1093 Budapest, Vámház körút 1–3. +36 (1) 366 3300 www.piaconline.hu https://www.facebook.com/ Nagycsarnok/ Mon: 6 am–5 pm Tue-Fri: 6 am–6 pm Sat: 6 am–3 pm

Europe’s most beautiful indoor market was built in 1896. Restored in 1994, it has become a hugely popular place for grocery shopping. The freshest foodstuffs and a variety of souvenirs are on sale in this deservedly famous structure, whose gallery houses bars and bistros.

info 1062 Budapest, Váci út 3. www.westend.hu

WestEnd City Center, which opened in 1999, awaits its visitors with more than 400 shops on three floors, a cinema with 14 screens, a games room, and a casino, as well as an open-air ice-skating rank in the winter and a blooming roof garden in the summer.

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Nowadays the name Mammut signifies quality. The largest shopping centre in Buda is a community place where there is a balance between shopping and entertainment, work and relaxation, and where families, friends and business partners can have shared experiences.


Shopping Antik Placc The goal of ANTIK PLACC is to put a mixture of the antique and the designer, the old and the new, in another light and to present the old, renovated and redesigned or repurposed objects and their creators in a beautiful atmosphere along with enjoyable events. We would like to draw the attention of the new generation to the world of antiquities and to take pleasure in its magic. Antik Placc welcomes everyone who is open to the newest trends but sensitive to the old.

info 1072 Budapest, Klauzál tér 11. www.antikplacc.hu Open on Sundays 10 am–5 pm

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info Gozsdu Courtyard 1061 Budapest, between Király u.13. and Dob u.16. www.gouba.hu Every Sunday 10 am–7 pm

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info 1075 Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14. www.szimpla.hu/ szimpla-haztaji Every Sunday from 9 am–2 pm

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Beyond Budapest GÖDÖLLŐ ROYAL PALACE One of Hungary’s largest Baroque mansions, Gödöllô Royal Palace is of extraordinary value from both historical and architectural perspectives. It is a space that can happily accommodate cultural, tourism and protocol functions – spiced with a range of family-friendly services. * This discount is for admission to the Baroque Theatre, Horthy bunker and 3D cinema + Royal and aristocratic equestrian culture exhibition.

info 2100 Gödöllô, Grassalkovich-kastély 5852.hrsz. +36 28 410 124 informacio@kiralyikastely.hu www.kiralyikastely.hu Apr–Oct: Mon–Sun: 10 am–6 pm, Nov.–March: Mon–Sun: 10 am–4 pm 350/1,400 HUF *50% discount for other venues

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TRADITIONAL HORSE SHOW AT THE LÁZÁR EQUESTRIAN PARK Guest are received with Hungarian fruit spirit, “pálinka” and freshly baked scones on arrival. They can visit the farmyard with traditional Hungarian domestic animals, the horse stable and the Champions’ Hall, where the trophies of the 21-time carriage driving champion Lázár Brothers are on display. Guests then can enjoy a 45-minute horse show, followed by a horse cart ride in the nearly forest. Booking is required. Catering is also available in our traditional Hungarian inns.

info 2182 DomonyDomony­völgy, Fenyô u. 47. +36 (28) 576 510, +36 (30) 683 5341, +36 (30) 444 9330 lazarteam@lazarteam.hu www.lazarteam.hu Adults: 3,680 HUF Children (4–12 years) 1,840 HUF Children (0–3 years): free of charge

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Sightseeing cruises along the branch of the Little Danube Using the renovated, air-conditioned and family- friendly MAHART boats, you can reach the settlements along the Little Danube quickly and easily. Whatever you plan for the weekend - sightseeing in Szentendre, going to the beach in Leányfalu, participating in jousts, bobsledding in Visegrád or visiting the ecclesiastical collection in Esztergom, which is unique in Hungary – you can do all of it in the most comfortable way on MAHART boats.

info MAHART Vigadó tér Ship Station, pier 5. 1051 Budapest, Jane Haining rakpart +36 (1) 484 4013 +36 (1) 486 1765 sales@mhrt.hu www.mahartpassnave.hu

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The Open-air Museum of Ethnography, i.e. the Skanzen, is located in Szentendre, 20 km from Budapest. In the 60-hectare conservation area, 312 exhibition buildings, 5 km of promenades, adventure points for children, active sites, catering facilities and a wonderful natural environment await visitors.

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Beyond Budapest Szentendre Lying at the gate of the Danube Bend, this small town with info a Mediterranean atmosphere owes its colourful character to the different quarters of the ethnic groups that settled here over the centuries. Devote an afternoon to the OpenAir Museum (skansen), which represents rural Hungary with original houses and furnishings from the regions.

Visegrád Visegrád’s Citadel used to guard the road running through info the pass. Devastated during the Turkish occupation, its restoration is still ongoing. Having immersed yourself in the past, have some fun at the summer bobsleigh run by the Nagyvillám Lookout Tower, made all the more exciting by eleven serpentine turns. After that, make sure to try the period dishes at the local medieval restaurant.

Vác The historic centre of Vác abounds in monuments and info protected buildings. Don’t miss Hungary’s only triumphal arch, the Baroque bridge still in service, or the finds associated with the ‘mummies of Vác’, now preserved in the Tragor Ignác Museum. Take a rest from sightseeing in the Dessert Salon on Main Square, one of the country’s finest confectioneries.

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Useful Informations PUBLIC TRANSPORT (BKK) With 268 bus, 32 tram, 15 trolleybus, and 4 underground lines, Budapest has one of the most comprehensive public transport systems among the capitals of Europe. It also includes cogwheel and commuter trains, a funicular, and boatand chairlift services. Daytime services are available between 4.30 am and 11.30 pm, while at night you can get aroundwith night buses or Tram No. 6, which runs round the clock. Further information: +36 (1) 325 5255; www.bkk.hu

TAXI While several companies run taxis in the capital, all licensed cabs are yellow, have yellow licence plates, and are marked“Licensed Budapest taxi” on the driver’s door. You have taken a licensed Budapest taxi if you can see the driver’s photo IDand the table of fares on the dashboard and the insides of the passenger doors. All fares are licensed: the minimum fareis HUF 450, the standard fare is HUF 280 per kilometre, and there is a waiting charge of HUF 70 per minute. Cash andbank cards are both accepted. Make sure to get the receipt printed by the taximeter at the end of your journey so thatyou can check whether the licensed fares have been applied, and to ensure a swift remedy for whatever complaint you may have.

RAILWAY TERMINALS Nyugati Station: +36 (1) 349 4949 (M3 Pest – Belváros) Keleti Station: +36 (1) 349 4949 (M2 Pest) Déli Station: +36 (1) 349 4949 (M2 Buda) www.mav.hu, www.elvira.hu

COACH TERMINALS Népliget: +36 (1) 219 8040 (M3 Pest) Stadions: +36 (1) 220 6227 (M2 Pest) Árpád Bridge: +36 (1) 412 2597 (M3 Pest) Információ: +36 (1) 382 0888 (VOLÁN); www.volanbusz.hu

INTERNATIONAL BOAT LANDING +36 (1) 484 4013, www.mahartpassnave.hu

MOTORWAYS You have to buy a toll sticker to use the motorways in the country (M1, M3, M5, M6, M7), or certain roads within a county. Both types of stickers can be bought at larger filling stations. The local traffic rules are called KRESZ, and are based on the Vienna and Geneva Conventions, like those of the other European countries. Further information: +36 (36) 587 500; www.nemzetiutdij.hu; motorway emergency line: 188; automobile club emergency line: +36 (1) 345 18 00

REACHING THE CITY AND ITS CENTRE

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Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport By public transport: Take Bus 200E to KÖKI Terminal – Kôbánya-Kispest Terminus of M3 underground, and then take the underground towards Deák Square. Fôtaxi: The official transport partner of Budapest Airport. Buy your ticket in advance, at their kiosk in the airport. Airport shuttle van service: Buy your ticket in advance, at their kiosk in the airport. Car rental: Budget – www.budget.hu, Sixt – Rent-a-Car www.sixt.hu, Avis – www.avis.hu, Buchbinder – www.buchbinder.co.hu, Europcar – www.europcar.hu, Hertz – www.hertz.hu

www.budapestinfo.hu | +36 (1) 438 8080 Deák tér: 5th District, 2 Sütô utca Opening hours: 8 am – 8 pm every day Buda Castle: 1st District, 15 Tárnok utca Opening hours: 9 am – 6 pm every day City Park Ice Rink: 14th District, 5 Olof Palme sétány Opening hours: 9 am – 7 pm every day National Széchenyi Library: 1st District, 4–5–6. Szent György tér Opening Hours: Tue–Sat: 9 am–5 pm Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport Terminal 2A / Opening hours: 8 am – 10 pm every day Terminal 2B / Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm every day BálnaBudapest: 9th District, 11 – 12. Fôvám tér Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm every day * Planned opening: April 2018 Budapest Guide 111


Useful Informations IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Police: 107 Ambulance service: 104 Fire brigade: 105 General emergency line: 112 Inquiries: 199

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Pharmacy: 6th District, 41 Teréz körút (Tram 4/6, Oktogon stop in Pest) | +36 (1) 311 4439 Physician: Fônix Med – 11th District (Buda), 12–16 Tétényi út (Bus 7A, Szent Imre Kórház stop) | +36 (1) 203 3615 Dentist: 8th District (Pest), 40 Szentkirályi utca (Bus 9 Szentkirályi utca stop) | +36 (1) 317 6600

LOOKING AFTER YOUR VALUABLES Never leave your luggage and valuables unattended. If you cannot immediately move into your room upon arrival, use a left-luggage office or a similar service at your hotel. At lidos or spas, use the changing cubicles and safe deposits. Be particularly mindful of your valuables in the street, in busy locations, shopping precincts, and public transport stops and vehicles. Avoid calling others’ attention to the valuables on your person, such as your telephone, camera, cash and jewellery. Should persons in uniform in a public space demand you identify yourself and present your papers, make sure you are indeed talking to a public officer, and ask them to show you their photo ID and badge. Your personal data should be verified over the radio, so you need not, and should not, lose sight of your documents. In case of a theft or robbery, contact the nearest crime prevention centre of the police in the Castle or at Heroes’ Square. If you become a victim, call the toll-free emergency numbers 112 or 107, or visit the website of the Budapest Police Headquarters: www.police.hu/brfk. Further help is available at http://safetyinhungary.info.

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regulations on smoking AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION Tobacco products can only be purchased at licensed tobacconists, the “Nemzeti Dohánybolts.” Smoking is forbidden in indoor public spaces such as bars, restaurants and pubs, and out of doors in the following cases: in public transport stops, and within five metres from the entrance of businesses and workplaces. Elsewhere, smoking is allowed at designated places only. Alcohol consumption is forbidden in public spaces. Persons under 18 years of age cannot be served alcohol, nor can they enter the tobacconists. Certain places of entertainment may also bar them from entering.

RESTAURANTS, BARS Before you order, make sure you are familiar with the prices and service charges, which you can usually find on the menu and wine list. Tips are not obligatory, but if you choose to give, the customary rate is 10 per cent of the bill. Be wary of overfamiliar strangers or attractive women in the street who accost you and suggest a “good place,” where you are expected to pay for their drinks – at extortionate prices.

BUDAPEST IN FIGURES 525 sq km 1.8 million inhabitants 23 administrative districts Buda is hilly, Pest is flat, and the two are separated by the River Danube. 9 bridges, 3 islands


Useful Informations GENERAL INFORMATION Official language: Hungarian; English and German are the most frequently used second languages. Hungary has been a member of the European Union since 2004, and forms a boundary of the Schengen Area. Official currency: forint (Ft or HUF). Currency exchange tip: Do not agree to change you currency to forint with strangers in the street. Use licensed bureaux de change instead, and make sure you get a receipt. For current mean exchange rates, visit the homepage of the central bank: www.mnb.hu Telephone prefixes: +36 (Hungary) 1 (Budapest) Budapest landline and mobile phone numbers have seven digits (plus area code, e.g. Budapest: +36 1 111 1111, mobile: +36 20/30/70 111 1111), other landline numbers have six digits (plus area code, e.g. +36 34 111 111). Climate: four seasons, with July and August the hottest months (+25/+40 °C) and December and January the coldest (–4/ –15 °C). Time zone: UTC + 1 hour; summer time (March–October): UTC + 2 hours Bank holidays: all Sundays, and public holidays (1 January, 15 March, Easter, 1 May, Whit Monday, 20 August, 23 October, 1 November, 25–26 December).

Customary opening hours: offices: 8 am–4 pm, Mon–Fri; banks: 8 am–5 pm Mon–Thu, 8 am–2 pm Fri; central post office: 6th District (Pest), 51 Teréz körút (Tram No 4/6), 7 am–8 pm Mon–Fri, 7 am–6 pm Sat; shops: 10 am–6 pm Mon–Fri, 10 am–2 pm Sat–Sun Shopping tip: Boutiques and shopping precincts keep open until the evening hours on Saturdays, but close in the early afternoon or do not even open on Sundays. Shopping on Sundays is most convenient at the shopping centres, which tend to be open 10 am–9 pm Mon–Sat, and 10 am–6 pm Sun. Parking tip: Budapest is divided into parking zones, and fees vary from one zone to the next. Find the parking meter closest to your car, and insert the necessary amount using coins that are marked as accepted. Display the slip behind the windshield. You may also purchase parking time by sending an SMS to the number displayed on the meter, but only Hungarian phone numbers can be used for the transaction. The paid parking hours can also vary over zones, though generally the 8 am – 8 pm period is paying, while weekends are free (with the exception of special zones, like Buda Castle). For short-term stops, coaches are recommended to use the car park behind Mûcsarnok, or one of the P+R car parks near the major sights.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 01 MARCH

15 MARCH

01 MAY

15 MAY

01 JULY

15 JULY

09. 06. – 31. 08. BUDAPEST SUMMER FESTIVAL WWW.SZABADTER.HU 27. 07.–29. 07. FORMULA 1 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX WWW.HUNGARY-GRAND-PRIX.COM

30. 05. –20. 08. BUDAPEST, THE CITY OF MUSIC EVENT SERIES WWW.BUDAPESTINFO.HU

01 SEPTEMBER 09. 09. 33th WIZZ AIR BUDAPEST HALF MARATHON WWW.RUNINBUDAPEST.COM

01 NOVEMBER

15 SEPTEMBER

14. 09.–16. 09. HUNGARIAN NATIONAL GALLOP WWW.VAGTA.HU

15 NOVEMBER

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2018 01 APRIL

15 APRIL

30. 03. – 22. 04. BUDAPEST SPRING FESTIVAL WWW.BTF.HU 23. 03.–22. 04. BUDAPEST SPRING FAIR WWW.BUDAPESTINFO.HU 14. 04.–15. 04. 33 TELEKOM VIVICITTÁ CITY PRESERVATION RUN, TELEKOM VIVICITTÁ HALF MARATHON WWW.RUNINBUDAPEST.COM

01 JUNE

15 JUNE

2 3. 06.–24. 06. Red Bull Air Race WWW.REDBULLAIRRACE.COM 09. 06. – 31. 08. BUDAPEST SUMMER FESTIVAL WWW.SZABADTER.HU

30. 05. –20. 08. BUDAPEST, THE CITY OF MUSIC EVENT SERIES WWW.BUDAPESTINFO.HU

01 AUGUST

15 AUGUST

20. 08. FESTIVE FIREWORKS WWW.AUGUSZTUS20.KORMANY.HU

08. 08. –15. 08. Sziget Fesztival WWW.SZIGET.HU

01 OCTOBER

17. 08.–20. 08. FESTIVAL OF FOLK ARTS WWW.MESTERSEGEKUNNEPE.HU

15 OCTOBER 05. 10.–21. 10. Cafe BUDAPEST ARTS FESTIVAL WWW.CAFEBUDAPESTFEST.HU

06. 10.–07. 10. SPAR BUDAPEST MARATHON FESTIVAL WWW.RUNINBUDAPEST.COM

01 DECEMBER

15 DECEMBER

09. 11.–31. 12. BUDAPEST ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS FAIR WWW.BUDAPESTKARACSONY.HU Budapest Guide 117


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