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Budapest from the River, Hungary A walk to secret places of Budapest promises to be very interesting as this ancient European city has much to offer. Gellért-hegy Mount remains one of the most visited landmarks of Budapest. Tourists come to see the ancient citadel located on the mount, as well as numerous interesting memorials and the legendary baths. However, not all travelers know about one secluded and unbelievably beautiful place on Gellert-hegy - Philosophical garden. Don’t forget to find that place and you will be rewarded with the view of the magnificent garden with eight bronze sculptures of Akhenaten, Abraham, Buddha, Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi, Laozi, Francisco Díaz, and Daruma. It’s hard to find a better place for relaxation and meditation in the city.
The breath-taking Rácz Hotel & Thermal Spa is a fully renovated hotel that offers true Hungarian hospitality, elegant interiors with magnificent décor, grandiose furniture, shiny mirrors, … Open
When you want to pamper yourself with something sweet, head to Paulay Ede Street and find building 48. Inside you will find one of the most wonderful and unusual shops in Budapest, Sugar. As it is not hard to guess from its name, the shop sells a great choice of lollipops of different shape and size. Here you will find traditional sugar canes, giant lollipops or can order candies made in accordance with your own design, for example, a lollipop shaped as Eiffel Tower or your favorite cartoon character.
Sweet tooth travelers have more places to visit in Budapest. Don’t skip Szamos Gourmet, a famous historic confectionary that is loved and frequently visited by locals. Here it’s possible to try dozens of signature candy types and traditional Austro-Hungarian desserts that were popular hundreds of years ago. However, the chocolatier school remains the calling card of this place. Everyone is welcome to attend master classes, where they will learn to make candies and popular national desserts. Copyright
Boscolo New York Palace is located in a former palace that was renewed by architects M. Papiri and A. Tihany in 1894 and was carefully preserved in its original look. The pompous style of … Open
If walking in secluded places sounds like the best pastime for you, don’t forget to find one of the least famous and at the same time one of the most unusual fountains in Budapest - Fountain Open book. This fountain truly looks like a big open book that is made of marble. Water stream comes out of the bookbinding, creating an illusion of an invisible hand that slowly turns pages. It’s very interesting to observe this unusual fountain, and curious travelers will not face any troubles finding it – the fountain is located at the end of Henszlemann Imre Street.
Budapest Do you think of an interesting place to spend an evening in? Then think no more and head to the Keret secret club that is located on Somogyi Béla building 16. The club was founded by a local couple – Roli and Andy. Together they managed to turn their former apartment into an absolutely charming and cozy place. You won’t find noisy parties at this club as close friends and mates of the founders remain its main visitors. However, all newcomers, who manage to find out about the secret place, are welcome at Keret. Here you will be able to relax near the fireplace, drink a glass of wonderful Hungarian wine and get acquainted with pleasant people who also prefer exclusive pastime.
It will not be a mistake to call St.George Residence a hotel museum. This residence is a member of the Historic Hotels of Europe Association. The building of the hotel was constructed 700 … Open
In case you’d like to spend an evening in a more active way, visit one of “bath parties”. This type of entertainment has become popular in Budapest quite recently. In the heat of the tourist season, many historic baths in the city are turned into real spa night clubs. Visit such a venue to find modern music, baths with thermal water that are skillfully illuminated with lasers, bars that work all night long and amazing entertaining programs. Such bath parties take place in Széchenyi fürdő from June to September, and in Lukacs Gyogyfurdo from March to May.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Budapest
♥   Restaurant 'Borkonyha Winekitchen' Pest. Type - Modern cuisine. 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Aszú' Pest. Type - Hungarian. 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'St. Andrea Wine & Gourmet Bar' Pest. Type - Modern cuisine. 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Babel' Budapest. Type - Modern cuisine. 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Tigris' Pest. Type - Hungarian|Traditional. 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Budapest
♥   Castle 'Visegrád Castle' , 32.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Esztergom Castle' , 40.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Drégely Castle' , 57.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Budapest and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Fine Arts' Budapest, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Applied Arts' Budapest, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Hungarian National Gallery' Budapest, 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Budapest
♥   Palace 'Sándor Palace' , 3.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Castle of Gödöllő' , 22.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Original sights of Budapest, deserving Guinness book

Marzipan Museum

From the series “Strange, Weird and Unusual Museums Amusing its Visitors”
'The sweet reproductions' of the world-famous paintings, the old furniture, the numerous statuettes and the tiny copies of the famous sights - the boom in the imagination of the talented confectioner is simply surprising. The most original museum expositions are the figure of Michael Jackson, as well as the realistic portrait of Mozart. Most of the exhibits exhibited were made by Károly Szabó. Some masterpieces were created by his talented pupils. … Read further

Nagy Zsinagoga

From the series “The most luxury and famous synagogues”
Beautiful white and red bricks were used in the construction of the synagogue. Almost all the finishing elements of the historic building were preserved in their original form. The main hall never ceases to amaze with its scale. It can accommodate up to 3,000 parishioners at a time. Another building was built next to the synagogue in the first half of the 20th century. The Jewish Museum was opened there. Many Jews who lived in Budapest at that time were artists and writers. A significant part of the museum's exposition is devoted to their works. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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