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CONTENTS

CONTENTS

CONTENTS

ART & CULTURE (62-77)

INTRODUCTION

Useful information.................................................................................................... 10 Budapest by district...................................................................................................14 Top 10 don’t miss........................................................................................................16 Budapest in 1 day .......................................................................................................18 Budapest in 2 days ...................................................................................................20 Budapest with kids ................................................................................................... 22

SIGHTS & TOURS (24-39)

Interview – Boat captain Krisztián Gyarmat ....................................................26 7 best escape room games ....................................................................................28 Explainer – Escape rooms .....................................................................................30 3 historic towers to climb ...................................................................................... 32 3 lucky statues to touch ......................................................................................... 33 3 great cycle rides .....................................................................................................34 3 special forms of transport .................................................................................. 35 7 historic Hungarians used in metro station names .................................... 36 5 most beautiful bridges ........................................................................................ 38

DINING & STREET FOOD (40-61)

Interview – Pianist János Balázs ..........................................................................64 3 venues with challenging contemporary culture ........................................66 3 places graced by Franz Liszt .............................................................................. 67 3 museums with their own history ....................................................................68 3 cinemas for retro English-friendly films .......................................................69 Explainer – Hungarian photography .................................................................70 5 hidden gem museums ......................................................................................... 72 7 best street murals .................................................................................................74 5 galleries featuring great Hungarian artists ................................................... 76

SPAS & ACTIVITIES (78-89)

Interview – Kayaker Márton Fülep .....................................................................80 7 tranquil sunbathing spots ..................................................................................82 Explainer – Sparties .................................................................................................84 3 fabulously ornate spa baths ..............................................................................86 3 parks with superb sports facilities .................................................................. 87 5 outdoor plunge zones ..........................................................................................88

SHOPS & MARKETS (90-103)

Interview – Cheesemaster Gergely Ofella ........................................................92 5 ideas for original Budapest souvenirs ............................................................94 5 outlets for vinyl old and new ............................................................................96 3 best farmers’ markets ..........................................................................................98 3 great Hungarian fashion brands ......................................................................99 Explainer – Ecseri ...................................................................................................100 3 best vintage shops for trash and treasure .................................................. 102 3 streets for browsing for arty and antique treasure ................................. 103

Interview – Café owner Anna Niszkács .............................................................42 7 best ice creams with a twist ..............................................................................44 5 best destinations for special diets ..................................................................46 Explainer – Lángos, Hungary’s summer treat .................................................48 3 offbeat Hungarian street-food venues ..........................................................50 3 most irresistible Hungarian sweet treats .......................................................51 5 most ornate coffeehouses ................................................................................. 52 5 best traditional Hungarian eateries with terraces .....................................54 5 reassuringly expensive restaurants ................................................................56 7 new-wave cafés serving superb coffee ..........................................................58 5 destinations for a leisurely breakfast .............................................................60

Interview – DJs The Wave Twins .......................................................................106 7 places to watch the World Cup ......................................................................108 3 rooftop bars where top DJs play .....................................................................110 3 best venues for live music .................................................................................111 7 best hostelries for Hungarian wine ................................................................ 112

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2018 / SPRING — SUMMER

WE LOVE BUDAPEST

BARS & NIGHTLIFE (104-123)

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We Love Budapest Pocket Guide Spring/Summer 2018  

Created by the team behind a daily stream of online content about the city they love, this guide shares their tips and expertise. Spa partie...

We Love Budapest Pocket Guide Spring/Summer 2018  

Created by the team behind a daily stream of online content about the city they love, this guide shares their tips and expertise. Spa partie...

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