The Castle Hill, the River Danube embankments and the whole of Andrássy út have been officially recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Heroes’ Square is dominated by the Millenary Monument, with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front. To the sides are the Museum of Fine Arts and the Kunsthalle Budapest. One of the jewels of Andrássy út is the Hungarian State Opera House.
The neo-Gothic Parliament, the biggest building in Hungary with its 268 meter length, containing amongst other things the Hungarian Crown Jewels.
Saint Stephen’s Basilica, where the Holy Right Hand of the founder of Hungary, King Saint Stephenis on display.
The city is home to the largest synagogue in Europe, Dohány Street Synagogue.
The largest medicinal bath in Europe, Széchenyi Medicinal Spa is in Budapest.
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One of the reasons the Romans first colonized the area immediately to the west of the River Danubeand established their regional capital at Aquincum (North-west Budapest) is so that they could utilize and enjoy the thermal springs.
123 natural hot springs and drilled wells, means that Budapest can proudly proclaim itself as the capital city of healing and thermal waters. More on spas at: http://www.spasbudapest.com/
The city offers 223 museums and galleries, which presents several memories, not only the Hungarian historical, art and science ones, but also the memories of universal and European culture and science. Here are the greatest examples among them: the Hungarian National Museum, theHungarian National Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Budapest Historical Museum, theMemento Park and the Museum of Applied Arts.
Hungarian cuisine is renown for rich dishes and tastes. Soups are natural part of lunch and dinner; goulash soup is a must. Red pepper and onion is abundantly used, together with all sort of meat. Goulash (not the soup, called pörkölt) is a stew made of all kinds of meat also game, with rich use of locally grown red pepper. Dishes are mild in general, hot pepper paste is served to all meals on the side.
Selection of best restaurants in town tested and recommended:
For gourmands: Bock Bisztro(HU), Déryné Bisztró(HU), Alabárdos(HU), Cafe Pierrot Restaurant(HU), Costes Restaurant, Nobu (Japanese), Onyx Restaurant(HU), New York Kávéház,Paris Texas, Paris Budapest Restaurant – Sofitel, Halászbástya Restaurant (best view on town(HU)),Gastronomia Pomo D’oro
Best low budget breakfast and lunch weekdays: in the Great Market Hall, try lángos (fried dough) with sour cream
Depending on category prices vary between 2-15-150 EUR.
*HU=Traditional or elite Hungarian
Budapest top 10 to see and do
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The conference hotel is next to tramline no.4. and 6. hence it is easy to access from all direction by means of public transport.
Most reliable taxi companies: Főtaxi, Budapest Taxi, City Taxi
Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, terminal 2/A and 2/B can be reached by all mainstream international airlines: British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Iberia, Turkish Airlines, Swiss, Emirates, Qatar etc.. Also low budget airlines alike Ryan Air, Easy Jet or Wizz Air have Budapest as destination.
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