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Erzsébetváros

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  • Day41

    Beautiful big Budapest

    October 14, 2016 in Hungary

    Well we met up with our bla bla car ride Matteo, who happened to be a policeman in terrorist investigations and cruised at 160km/h into Budapest. It was a five hour drive and he dropped us off at our Airbnb. We got in around 7 so quickly did some grocery shopping and then went to the most beautiful cafe called the New York cafe which was totally renovated by the Italians. Had my first bowl if Hungarian goulash which is just how my staramama made. Scrumptious. Big day of touring tomorrow.Read more

  • Day44

    St. Stephens Cathedral, Litsz museum

    October 17, 2016 in Hungary

    I spent the afternoon on foot touring around and getting a holistic feel if Budapest. I walked for 2.5 hours and found the St. Stephens Cathedral(not the most ornate church I have seen) and also saw the right hand of St. Stephen which was found in the early 1400's. Kind of creepy to have it on display but the hungys worship it. Saw the beautiful Opera house and the Franz Litsz museum. Lots of musical culture here. I must have put on about 10 k today walking but it was great to feel like a local. Couldn't see the sinagogue as it is closed today and tomorrow. I did see the stainless steel tree of life which had the names of the persecuted inscribed on each leaf. Tomorrow I hope to make it to the spa for a day of mineral baths and relaxation treatments.Read more

  • Day43

    Yesterday's Tour

    October 16, 2016 in Hungary

    We did the big bus city tour yesterday which was 90 minutes. There is so much to see here and the sites are huge. We went to the Jewish sector and found a great restaurant called Mazel Tov and I had the shawarma, which was spiced grilled chicken leg on pita with beetroot salad. Fabulous! We then went to the national museum where we were rushed through the exhibits by two crabby old women who wanted to go home. Disappointing. Walked to the danube and caught our night river cruise so we had a chance to see the city by night-great!Read more

  • Day44

    Royal Palace, Ruin pub, Fisherman bastio

    October 17, 2016 in Hungary

    Spent the day at the Royal Palace and covered four floors of the art and history gallery. From the top you could see a panorama of the city. We walked over to the St. Mattys church and Fishernans Bastion. This is where the guardians of the palace lived . We then caught the big bus to the Jewish district and went to Ruins pub which is a highly rated party pub. We had dinner and lots of drinks with 5 guys from York England who I am going to meet up with in my pet sitting gig in December. Danced all night and made it home by 230. So much fun! Didn't have my phone with me so I couldn't take photos yesterday but will get some of Christys shots.Read more

  • Day2

    Budapest here we come

    August 6, 2017 in Hungary

    Finally in Budapest, there was no slowing down. We were only going to have two days, so we started our sightseeing right away, walking around the touristy center and to Danube river. For lunch, we went to the central market hall, where we shared a huge Langós (a kind of deep-fried bread), then we continued to the other riverside. Despite the 38°C we managed to climb our way up to a view point. Afterwards, we went to the millennial monument, just to relax a bit in the Napozórét park it belongs to, and that has a beautiful Disney-like castle.
    Although tired, we didn't have much time for a power nap before we went to dinner in a stylish restaurant, trying some real Hungarian goulash soup and Chicken Paprikash. On our way to find a nice place to have a beer before going home, we found a pretty cool hostel in the pub area, where we met some people at the bar and ended up at a fun karaoke place.
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  • Day35

    Budapest

    May 15 in Hungary

    A late start to the day due to last night's early AM escapade on our arrival. Out for the essentials in a new country: ATM, breakfast and grocery store. Rainy in the AM but sunshine showing through the clouds in the afternoon. Out to do a walkaround of the major tourist sights. St Stephens Basilica is about 2 blocks from the apartment and is a massive cathedral with a beautiful interior. I liked it especially as it is more understated (less gold) than those we saw in Italy. Then out the beautiful pedestrian promenade towards the mighty Danube. The river marks the separation of Buda in the west and Pest in the East. The scenery of Castle Hill with the Buda Palace (not a castle as many people think), the Matthias Church (Franz Liszt first performance of his Coronation Mass); and the Fisherman's Bastion is highly impressive.

    We walked across the Danube on the famous Chain Bridge and took the funicular to the top of the hill. Quite a sight from the top, looking back across the river to Pest and we were so fortunate to have such great weather and after the rain, everything sparkled. Walked all around the hill and stopped for late lunch and a beer at one of the numerous cafes.

    Back to our apartment around 5 and a clean up and cocktail hour before up to the corner cafe/pub for hamburgers for dinner. An after dinner walk over to St Stephens and up the promenade to the river where all on Castle Hill is lit up and so beautiful. A truly magical city. Back for an early bedtime for some catch up sleep.

    Miles: 7.9
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  • Day20

    New York Cafe Budapest

    June 29, 2016 in Hungary

    One our tour guides advised that we should try this Cafe so we could taste local Hungarian Goulash.

    The Cafe has lived through many eras, political systems and historical turning points and occupied by those who longed for its comforts for artists, members of the nobility and commoners.

    At the turn of the 20th century the New York Cafe was said to be the most beautiful cafe in the world at that time and the most beloved coffee house in Budapest. It was a popular place among writers and editors, in fact, the most influential newspapers were edited here, upstairs in the gallery. After World War II, the once famous cafe fell into disrepair and it served as a sporting goods shop.

    The cafe reopened in 1954, under the name of Hungaria and in 2006 that the New York Cafe was restored to its original splendour.
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  • Day22

    Exploring Budapest

    October 1, 2015 in Hungary

    We've been staying in Budapest for several days, but most of our excursions have been to somewhere else. Today we would spend entirely in Budapest itself. The sky was a cloudless blue and felt like summer. The bus took us to the famous Heroes Square, the main section containing a large array of statues of the seven chieftains of the Magyars and other national leaders.The square itself is also surrounded by several large buildings including the Museum of Fine Arts. It's all very imposing and impressive.

    We were treated to another history lesson by Zoltan, but I found my concentration waning with the volume of content as well as the heat reflecting up from the concrete.

    From Heroes' Square, we walked a short distance into a nearby park across a bridge where they were setting up for some weekend markets. Some of the stalls were in operation, but a lot weren't. We were heading towards Vajdahunyad Castle, which is not particularly old (1896), but was designed to copy several landmark buildings from around Hungary. You can see bits of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles in this one location - a bit strange. Part of it looks a little like a Dracula's castle

    The surrounding parkland was very pretty, and the bridge we crossed was over what looked like a large, dry man made lake. We found out that this was used as an ice skating rink in the winter.

    After spending some time walking and browsing, we were transported back to the main part of town for an afternoon of free time. Some folk wisely chose to visit one of Budapest's main attractions - several thermal baths, probably the most famous of which is Gelliart. However, Rae and I chose not to. Everything had been pretty well orchestrated, and we just felt like vegging a bit, wandering down the main pedestrian walkway and buying a few trinkets. We had lunch in a French styled cafe opposite the markets.

    Soon it was time to board the bus back for the Hotel (Flamenco), and after dinner we were taken to a famous lookout above the city and the Danube for a view of Budapest by night. It's a pretty spectacular scene and the one that is frequently shown in travel brochures.
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  • Day1

    Samstag (13.05.17) |

    May 13, 2017 in Hungary

    Anreisetag- entsprechend ko. von den Vortagen kamen david und ich um 9.30 Uhr am budapester Flughafen an. Wir sind um 2.35 Uhr mit dem Zug von Kissing nach Nürnberg Flughafen und von dort aus mit Ryanair hier her geflogen :) als erstes brauchten wir erstmal für unser Ticket in die Stadt ungarische Forint. 1€ = ca 280 HUF --> ich wechselte 70€ und wurde sofort reicher durch 20.000 HUF. Mit der Metro kamen wir direkt am Bahnhof an, der eine tolle Architektur hat. Von dort aus sind es ca. 10 min zu unserem Full Moon Hostel, an dem wir erstmal unser Gepäck abgestellt haben und dann gleich losgezogen sind. Unten an der Donau bewunderten wir erstmal die Größe des Flusses. Er ist unglaublich breit. Wir liefen über die st Margareten Brücke hinüber in den anderen Stadtteil buda. Budapest wurde aus 3 Städten zusammengeschlossen: Buda, Pest und Obuda
    Wir schlenderten am Ufer entlang bis wir zur Kettenbrücke und der dort hochgelegenen Burg kamen --> ein gigantischer Bau
    Anschließend liefen wir über die Brücke wieder auf die Pest Seite. Zwei kleine Gässchen weiter gönnten wir uns eine kleine Stärkung- Jasmin Suppe David burger
    Auf dem Heimweg ins Hostel kamen wir noch am prächtigen Parlament vorbei. Im Hostel angekommen machten wir erstmal Power Nap bis halb 7 :) danach sind wir noch in eines der stylischten aber au eher teuren Restaurant "Urban" Strudel gegangen und haben geschlemmt :)
    --> |. Tag mit Bravour gemeistert und genossen
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Erzsébetváros, Erzsebetvaros, VII. Budapester Bezirk, 7e arrondissement de Budapest, Budapest VII. kerület, Будимпешта VII округ, Quận VII, 伊丽莎白城

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