About Budapest

 

Main sights

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.

For further information  on  Budapest  visit: http://www.budapest.com

Spas

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/

Culture

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.

Eating out

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 RestaurantNobu (Japanese), Onyx Restaurant(HU), New York Kávéház,Paris TexasParis Budapest Restaurant – SofitelHalászbástya Restaurant (best view on town(HU)),Gastronomia Pomo D’oro

Good value for price: Café Centrál(HU), Gerloczy Restaurant (evening harp music(HU)), Déryné Bisztró(HU), Vár: a speiz(HU), Robinson(HU), Bagolyvár(HU), Borbíróság Restaurant(HU)

Best value for low budget: Trófea Grill Étterem‎ in Király utca (ad libitum, free drinks included! (HU)),Menza(HU), Okay Italia at Nyugati (best  pizza  in town)

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

For details visit: http://visitbudapest.travel/activities/budapest-top-10/

Public transport

Budapest public transport features  and extensive and  efficient network. It comprises buses,trolleybusestrams, suburban railway lines and three metro lines.

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

Airport

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.

For further information and  updates on Budapest visit: http://www.budapest.com