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...
Six Budapest markets

Six Budapest markets

Most first-time visitors to Budapest will have the Central Market Hall on Vámház krt. on their sightseeing list, and so they should. Opened in 1897, the building uses coloured ceramics from the famous Zsolnay factory. Inside, the huge hall is brimming with all manner of foods Hungarian, from paprika and dried meats to breads, biscuits […]

Most first-time visitors to Budapest will have the Central Market Hall on Vámház krt. on their sightseeing list, and so they should. Opened in 1897, the building uses coloured ceramics from the famous Zsolnay factory. Inside, the huge hall is brimming with all manner...

Only in Budapest

It is true that we often find ourselves saying that while visiting Budapest. However, in this instance the title refers to a book – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-Budapest-Corners-Little-known-Unusual/dp/9638709014 . This isn’t really a tourist guide as such. You will find some of the must-see sights in the book but that is not the point. This is a book […]

It is true that we often find ourselves saying that while visiting Budapest. However, in this instance the title refers to a book – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-Budapest-Corners-Little-known-Unusual/dp/9638709014 . This isn’t really a tourist guide as...

Music in the air

…and Spring, too! March can be a fickle month in Budapest, sometimes lovely and sometimes cold. However, if you are around towards the end of the month, from 22nd onwards for over 2 weeks, you’ll be there with the Spring Music Festival. The festival features a range of music in different venues, from orchestral and […]

…and Spring, too! March can be a fickle month in Budapest, sometimes lovely and sometimes cold. However, if you are around towards the end of the month, from 22nd onwards for over 2 weeks, you’ll be there with the Spring Music Festival. The festival...