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Places to go Budapest


Shops are open from 10 am to 6/7 pm ( food stores open earlier) and on Saturday they close 1 pm.
Shopping centres with hypermarkets, specialists shops and boutiques ( open till evening every day)

  • MOM ( 12 district, Mom Park)

    MOM Park (Alkotás u. 53.)
  • MAMUT ( 8th district 2nd district, Széna tér)

    Mammut Shopping Center
  • Aréna Plasa ( Kerepesi út 9)
  • Westend City Center ( 6 district, Váci út)

  • For shopping and window-shopping
        Váci utca-Kígyó utca pedestrian precinct
        Rákóczi út-Kossuth Lajos utca Great Boulvar ( nagykörút)
  • Souvenirs: Castle District and Vörösmarty tér- Kristóf tér.
There is an increasing amount of quality handicraft/applied art goods. For fruit and vegetables, handicrafts and souvenirs try the Great Market Hall.

Budapest entertainment

Palace of Miracle (H-1222 Budapest, Nagytétényi street 37-43)
Vigadó (5 district Vigadó street 5)
National Theatre:( 9th district Bajor Gizi Park 1.)
International Cinemas


For the elegance of the old world
Gellért Spa Hotel: 11st distict, Gellért square open 9am-7 pm in and out doors
Lukács 2 district, Frankel Leó street 25
Rudas 1st district, Döbrentei square 9.
Széchenyi near Zoo

Aqua world ( 4th district, Íves street16.)
The Chain Bridge (Széchenyi lánchíd) is the central point of Budapest. From here, hilly Buda is to the west and the plains of commercial Pest are to the east. A steep climb in the Sikló, the 19th-century funicular, leads to Buda's Castle Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where many attractions are clustered. Trinity Square is at the heart of the district and usually thronging with tourists. Nearby is the mosaic-roofed Matthias Church, fronted by King Stephen's statue and the fairytale Fishermen's Bastion, with the best views of Pest - particularly of the Houses of Parliament.
First built by Béla III following the Mongol invasion in the 13th century, and reconstructed over the following centuries, the Buda Castle Palace now houses several museums. South of the Chain Bridge lies Gellért Hill, named after Bishop Gellért, who was (as legend has it) rolled off the hillside in a barrel for converting the Magyars to Christianity. At the summit are the Liberation Monument and Citadella, a Hapsburg fortress built to subdue the Magyars after the 1848-9 revolution.

From here, Independence Bridge (Szabadság híd) leads to Pest, which extends out from the Belváros (inner city). The busiest spots here are the shop-lined Váci utca and the square, Vörösmarty tér, marked by a statue of the poet, Mihály Vörösmarty (1800-1855), and the Gerbeaud pâtisserie. The most grandiose monument in Pest, Hosök tér (Heroes' Square), is reached via Andrássy út, home to the Opera House and House of Terror. The Museum of Fine Arts and Palace of Art border the monument and City Park is just behind it.

Warm vapours rising from underground hot springs swirl up into the square, which is much favoured by teenage skateboarders. Moving closer to the River Danube lies the Dohány Synagogue, the second largest in Europe, as well as the small Jewish quarter (district VII). Further south is the Hungarian National Museum and Applied Arts Museum.

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