Heroes' Square

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  • Day2

    Budapest 2

    December 27, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    This the second day in Budapest. We visit another part of the city. First, near home, the Great Market Hall - a beautiful building with the traditional Hungarian paprika hanging from the ceiling and all kinds of goods you can think of. Then we follow the plan we prepared and we strolled along the way to pass by Dohány Street Synagogue, the Jewish quarter, the House of Terror, Andrássy Avenue, the Heroes Square, Szechenyi thermal spa, Vajdahunyad Castle and finally, to relax from the long walk, Kiraly Spa Baths. The Turkish bath in Kiraly Bath has a characteristic dim light, as the pool gets its light from the 16th century dome holes covered in glasses.
    The bath has not been restored for many decades, which gives it an even more fascinating historical appeal, where the Turkish details are mixed with the medicinal bathing culture of the 1890s, and the practical, ahistorical approach of the Communist Budapest era.
    Kiraly Bath is open every day 9 am to 9 pm, and the once famous men only bath is now completely mixed, unisex every day.
    The day ended in Sir Lancelot, a medieval restaurant with theatrical exhibitions, live music, belly dance and huge amounts of food.
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  • Day35


    May 15, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    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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  • Day6

    Exploring Budapest

    July 29, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    Beautiful Budapest! One of the more amazing cityscapes we have seen!

    The “lifts” are small here and Steve is terrified to get on them, thankfully he has me to keep him calm.

    We shouldn’t be surprised to see Kabali here, he will always be with us on these adventures.

    Doner anyone? This delicious Mediterranean mess of greasy meat, veggies and yogurt sauce wrapped in a pita hits the spot - at least twice a day for us!

    Alcoholic ice cream - we would love to try some, but this is only for kids 18 and less.
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  • Day28

    The Beauties of Budapest

    May 22, 2015 in Hungary ⋅ 🌧 55 °F

    In the morning we took a bus tour of Budapest, ending in a walking tour around St. Stephen's Cathedral. The city is beautiful. We drove by the old palace and the ornate Parliament Building. I was especially impressed by the fact that the left side of the nave (the worshipper's left) was formerly an Islamic mosque that was incorporated into the fabric of the cathedral when it was enlarged at the beginning of the nineteenth century. After lunch Glenda went to see some performing horses. The presentation evoked the horse culture of the Magyars, who settled Hungary in the ninth century. I walked downtown with Heather and Don from California. Once we got our money exchanged, we visited the House of Terror, a museum showing the horrors of both the Nazi and the Soviet occupation of Hungary in the twentieth century. Next we went to the 4:00 pm tour of the Budapest Opera House. Picture-taking cost an extra five forits, and a mini concert consisting of an opera singer performing one five-minute aria to recorded music cost an extra ten. I opted out of both offers. After supper Heather and I went up to St. Matthias Church with our tripods and cameras to photograph Budapest by night. We had a great time using all our toys to capture some truly wonderful images.Read more

  • Day3

    *cries in Australian*

    July 5, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    This day we visited the Zoo of Budapest. There were sooo many cute animals. Again the weather wasn't the best but that's no problem for us. We saw sleeping giant otters, eating prairie dogs (I think), aussie wallabys, a baby elephant, a chilling tiger and much more. It's really worth a visit because it's beautiful made. Oh and in case you were asking yourself why I chose that title.. Well, I saw there my absolute favourite animal: the Australian Wombat. It was the first time I've seen one and I was so happy, it made me cry. Yep, I was literally crying in a Zoo because of a Wombat. Unfortunately it was way too dark to take a photo, so you have to imagine one.
    The famous Széchenyi Medicinal Bath was nearby so we stopped there for a few hours. And oh boy, I tell you we got lost in there. There were so many baths with all kinds of temperatures. We couldn't even decide were we should get in. Also the architecture of the whole bath is stunning and defenitely worth a visit!
    Later on that evening we went to the nearby Heroes' Square. It was slowly getting dark but we stayed for a long time to make silly pictures and to talk a bit. Afterwards we walked to the Street Food Karavan and I can't recommend it enough! There is all kind of foods and it was perfect for us because all three of us are veggies and we were able to enjoy delicious vegan burgers. So defenitely visit it!
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  • Day3

    For Sale Pub

    April 5, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Das besonders Auffällige an dem Pub ist, dass die Wände und Decken mit kleinen Zetteln behängt sind. Und es handelt sich um kleine persönliche Notizen und Kritzeleien, Einkaufsbons, Schatzkarten und so weiter - jeder Gast kann hier was persönliches hinterlassen. Super Idee und hinterlässt Eindruck.

  • Day6

    Place des héros

    September 19, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Nous déambulons dans les rues et croisons (dans l'ordre des photos)
    - la place des héros
    - une gare
    - le château Valdahunyad
    - *je ne sais pas mais c'est joli* (a priori il y a une patinoire dedans)

You might also know this place by the following names:

Heroes' Square, Plaza de los Heroes, Hősök tere

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