The Jewish Cemetery

The Jewish Cemetery

At the back of its larger, better-known and much better preserved neighbour, the Kerepesi Cemetery, the Jewish Cemetery is arguably more evocative and atmospheric. To reach it, you need to follow the wall of the Kerepesi Cemetery along Fiumei Ut, turning left to...
The Fisherman’s Bastion

The Fisherman’s Bastion

The Fisherman’s Bastion, or Halaszbastya, is basically a folly on a rather grand scale. Designed by Frigyes Schulek (who also restored and redesigned the Matthias church), the Bastion was built between 1895 and 1902 as part of a number of developments celebrating the 1000th birthday of the Hungarian state. The first Hungarian king started his […]

The Fisherman’s Bastion, or Halaszbastya, is basically a folly on a rather grand scale. Designed by Frigyes Schulek (who also restored and redesigned the Matthias church), the Bastion was built between 1895 and 1902 as part of a number of developments...
Spas

Spas

With more thermal and medicinal water springs (118 in total) than any other capital city, Budapest can lay claim to being the ‘city of spas’. Dating back to Roman times, the city has a long history of bathing in the thermal springs but the Turkish occupation of Hungary in the 16th and 17th centuries was […]

With more thermal and medicinal water springs (118 in total) than any other capital city, Budapest can lay claim to being the ‘city of spas’. Dating back to Roman times, the city has a long history of bathing in the thermal springs but the Turkish...
The Alexandra bookshop, Budapest

The Alexandra bookshop, Budapest

Andrassy ut 39, Budapest Formerly the Paris Department Store and also known as the Lotz Hall, this is one of our favourite places to pitch up for coffee and cakes and an easy stroll from either apartment. The building itself is a classic example of Art Nouveau and currently houses the Alexandra book store (which […]

Andrassy ut 39, Budapest Formerly the Paris Department Store and also known as the Lotz Hall, this is one of our favourite places to pitch up for coffee and cakes and an easy stroll from either apartment. The building itself is a classic example of Art Nouveau and...