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...

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...

A bathing experience

Budapest is well known as a city of spas and thermal pools, and one of these, the Lukacs Bath,  has just started offering “magic bath” experiences at weekends from 2nd March. For what promises to be quite an evening, a DJ will be in attendance from 9pm to 3pm, mixing ‘atmospheric grooves and beats’ with […]

Budapest is well known as a city of spas and thermal pools, and one of these, the Lukacs Bath,  has just started offering “magic bath” experiences at weekends from 2nd March. For what promises to be quite an evening, a DJ will be in attendance from 9pm to...

Visiting Budapest

Just a quick link to this article on the enduring pleasures of visiting Budapest, from this weekend’s Independent : http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/budapest-a-fresh-perspective-on-hungarys-capital-8478279.html As frequent visitors, we particularly enjoyed the writer’s comments about wanting to be a ‘born again’ tourist and would agree entirely that the best way to see the city is to spend time walking in […]

Just a quick link to this article on the enduring pleasures of visiting Budapest, from this weekend’s Independent : http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/budapest-a-fresh-perspective-on-hungarys-capital-8478279.html As frequent visitors, we particularly...

Skating on ice

Years ago, when we first visited Budapest, one of the places we liked the most was Városliget, the City Park. Very close to the centre, at the top end of Andrassy Ut, just beyond Heroes Square, this wide green space is home to several attractions. The Széchényi thermal bath is wonderful, several pools (inside and outside) […]

Years ago, when we first visited Budapest, one of the places we liked the most was Városliget, the City Park. Very close to the centre, at the top end of Andrassy Ut, just beyond Heroes Square, this wide green space is home to several attractions. The Széchényi...