Matthias Church

Matthias Church

Legend has it that the Church of Mary, as this church was originally known, was founded by St Stephen in 1015, though the earliest material evidence for a church on this site dates from 1247. The church was given its current name following the reconstruction of the...
Vajdahunyad Castle

Vajdahunyad Castle

  Located in the City Park, Budapest, this castle, built in 1896, is a fantasy. Designed to show the evolution of Hungarian architectural styles through the centuries, this eclectic collection of buildings now houses festivals, concerts and the Hungarian Agricultural Museum. The castle also provides an impressive backdrop for the ice rink in winter. http://www.vajdahunyadcastle.com/

  Located in the City Park, Budapest, this castle, built in 1896, is a fantasy. Designed to show the evolution of Hungarian architectural styles through the centuries, this eclectic collection of buildings now houses festivals, concerts and the Hungarian...
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 continue following the wall and the tram lines along Salgótarjáni utca till […]

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...