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A travel journal to Budapest by Praskipark

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Quote: Some more attractions I visited in Budapest in June of last year.

Andrassy ut

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Attraction | "Budapest's Most Famous Street"

Andrassy ut Photo, Budapest, Hungary
Quote:
In every city I have travelled to I always manage to find a favourite street or avenue. Budapest has many a fine boulevard but the one I like the best is definitely Andrassy utca or sometimes called Andrassy Avenue.Budapest's town planners had always had a vision to link the City Park and the Chain Bridge. The idea was to celebrate the country's millennial festivities in 1896 by unveiling a heroic statue at the end of the new road. Ten years before the festivities the road had mainly been completed.Today, its buildings convey a strong stylistic unity. The street/avenue has had several name changes over the years including being called Sztalin ut but now it has been changed back to its orig...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 1, 2010

Andrassy ut
Andrassy ut
Budapest, Hungary 1061

Taverna Dionysos

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Restaurant | "A Little Bit of the Aegean in Downtown Budapest"

Quote:
All the time I spent in Budapest I never did eat Hungarian food not even a bowl of goulash. No particular reason - just never found an Hungarian restaurant that I liked the look of. However, I did find a Greek taverna and it just happened to be one of the best Greek restaurants I have ever eaten in. The taverna is named after the Greek God of wine and ecstasy; Dionysos. Located in a prime spot overlooking the River Danube on the Pest side and out towards Gellert Hill this taverna offers the visitor a touch of Greece slap bang in the heart of Hungary's capital. As soon as your feet step inside the cobalt blue door you will think you have been transported to one of the Greek islands. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 24, 2010

Taverna Dionysos
V. Belgrád Rakpart 16
Budapest, Hungary
+36 1/318-1222

Mai Mano House

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Attraction | "A Historic, Multi-storey Building in the Heart of Budapest"

Mai Mano House Photo, Budapest, Hungary
Quote:
In most hotels in Budapest you will see a stand that rotates with small cards advertising attractions, restaurants and bars in the city. Last time I was in Budapest I picked up a small card from one of these stands illustrating a very eccentric but beautiful building. The building in question is the Hungarian House of Photography named Mai Mano House.Maio Mano was a passionate photographer who loved to paint portraits of children. He eventually became the photographer for the Imperial and Royal Court of Hungary. This unique eight storey building which bears his name was built in 1893/94 as a photo studio and owned by Mai Mano and his family until it was purchased by musical director, Sánd...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2010

Mai Mano House
1065 Budapest, Nagymezo Utca 20
Budapest, Hungary

Ludwig Muzeum

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Attraction | "Not the Best Use of Exhibition Space"

Ludwig Muzeum Photo, Budapest, Hungary
Quote:
Ludwig Muzeum or sometimes known as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest is a museum I came across by picking up one of those mini cards from the hotel I was staying in last year in June. Although I am a graphic artist myself I have to say that I am not overly keen on visiting art galleries or exhibitions. The main reason being I find a lot of galleries very stuffy, pretentious and too silent. I am often disappointed by seeing great pieces of work by famous artists. They don't seem to live up to their reputations.The Ludwig Muzeum is the only gallery/museum in Hungary to exhibit International work. The museum was opened by the cultural government of Hungary in 1989. Irene and Peter L...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 11, 2010

Ludwig Muzeum
Heinrich-Böll-Platz
Budapest, Hungary 50667
+36 1 555 3444

Danube River

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Attraction | "A Promenade that is a Shadow of Its Former Glory"

Danube River  Photo, Budapest, Hungary
Quote:
Budapest is a large city and there are endless attractions for visitors to see but one thing I like to do and always make time for when I am in the city is to walk along the Danube Promenade and cross the Elizabeth Bridge to the massive limestone cliff of Gellerthegy and the Gellert Baths.My starting point is Verosmarty ter and to reach there I take the Metro M3.In Budapest's heyday the Danube Promenade running between the Chain Bridge and the Elisabeth Bridge on the Pest side of the river was the city's largest attraction. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries sophisticated hotels such as the Ritz and the Carlton lined the River Danube here, as did many elegant and gourmet...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 10, 2010

Danube River
Dowtown
Budapest, Hungary 1052