Unique experiences in Hungary’s capital!
The best end to a romantic evening, according to the people of Budapest, is walking home across the Chain Bridge. And indeed the bridge, which is lit up at night, is a wonderful spot to take in the magical atmosphere of the city on the water.
Place to be
When it comes to lifestyle and nightlife, Liszt Ferenc tér, ‘Franz Liszt Square’, sets the tone. Here, not far from the elegant boulevard, Andrássy út, you will find one hip café next to another.
The New York Kávéház is brilliant! You should see this café at least once, for it is the most breathtaking representative of the Budapest café tradition: other cafés may be cosier, but here visitors can feast their eyes on the overwhelming décor.
Budapest’s skateboarders enjoy themselves under the eyes of Archangel Gabriel on Heroes’ Square. History has been set in stone here: from the top of the two columned arches Hungarian rulers and statesmen look down at the hustle and bustle on the city‘s largest square.
The Queen of Desserts
The name Gundel put Budapest and the whole of Hungary on the culinary map. As a result, Gundel palacsinta, a pancake with walnuts and chocolate sauce, is both a tasty treat and a piece of cultural heritage. These pancakes can be tasted in Centrál Kávéház, for example.
Remembrance and Experience
The Moorish-Byzantine onion domes of the Dohány Street Synagogue are the landmark of an urban cosmos that is unique in Europe: a once again very lively Jewish Quarter. The synagogue is a very handsome building, but it’s also a memorial to all those who suffered and perished during the Holocaust.
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