Gorgeous Budapest. As in one Week-End to see the city and swim in the terms – Budapest, Hungary – Tourist Blog
Budapest is unique in many ways. This is an excellent old city, which century history has connected from three original cities, each of whom differs from the other and offers interesting sights to their guests.
In addition, Budapest is the only capital of not only Europe, but also in the world, which can be called a resort with a complete reason, as Nature gave this city to the unique wealth of healing sources driving on its territory right out of the ground. Budapest Resort offers water procedures in 27 baths, of which 13 are therapeutic, but each of them gives the perfect effect of the body’s restoration after bathing in wonderful thermal water.
The healing power of the groundwater was discovered for themselves more ancient Celts who lived here in the era of the Bronze Age. It was rather an instinctive ability to find useful for the body, natural gifts than a systematic approach. But the Romans have already turned swimming in the terms in the traditional and extremely useful time, having a health and healing effect. It was they founded at the site of the future capital of Hungary by the town of Aquinkum, who changed the old or exaggeration of Buda, near Buda, the new and opposite through the Danube Pest.
To inspect the united Budapest them in one day, the second to devote to the healing baths, so that on the third day, having bought souvenirs to return home with new stunning impressions and the well-melable organism the matter is almost impossible, but it is worth trying to come back here again and again understand that all time is Not enough.
One-day walk plan Budapest is better to start with a castle hill or the Buda fortress mountain, which costs one of the main attractions of Budapest – Royal Palace. You can climb to the hill both on foot and on the old funicular, which has been preserved since the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Royal Palace is a huge majestic building that rises above the city and which can be seen from almost any of its point. This palace is the result of a serious historical reconstruction of the building, which was almost completely destroyed at the end of World War II. Today in the Palace there is a national gallery with rich collections of fine arts of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque, a special attention is paid to the work of famous Hungarian artists. Here are the historic museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Central Library of the Secti County Library.
Opposite the main entrance to the palace there is a monument to the famous Austrian commander and a state actor to Prince Evgenia Savoy.
It is worth paying attention to one of the columns of the fence near the monument to the prince. A huge bird similar to a griff with a royal sword in claws. This bird is turning – the symbol of the Dynasty of the Arpadov – the founders of the Hungarian state.
When you go with a funicular, pay attention to the small two-story building with a beautiful facade on the right – the Palace of Shandor. It was built in the early 19th century for the column of Vincent Shandor. Palace is considered one of the most beautiful structures of this kind in Central Europe. Next to the palace is the building of the former monastery of the Order of Carmelites, in which there was a castle theater. One day, Beethoven himself gave a concert.
Here in the old town, in addition to the Royal Castle, you need to visit the Saint Trinity Square – this is the central square of the Old Town – Szentháromság Tér. In her center there is an elegant column, built in honor of the relief of the city from the plague. Column crowned sculpture of the Holy Trinity and Golden Star.
Now we will examine the magnificent Church of St. Matvey or St. Matiash. This wonderful temple is more like a fabulous palace. In the time of Turkish rule, he was turned into a mosque. At the end of the 19th century, with a large restoration of the wall, the temple was decorated with bright frescoes and magnificent stained glass windows. In the Church often host concerts of organ and symphonic music.
Directly opposite the temple of St. Mathia, on a high pedestal decorated with bas-reliefs, there is a monument to the legendary king Ishtan I Saint, distributor of Christianity in Hungary. Also near the temple of St. Matia is the building of the Old Town Hall, which is crowned by the statue of Athena Pallas, who is considered patronizing Buda.
One of the most unusual structures of the beautiful Budapest is a fishing bastion – a white building with a lot of turrets and ladies, which separates the Church of St. Mathias from the Danube. This is not a protective structure, and Belvedere 1905 with a review terrace. The name "Rybatsky" comes from the fact that the fish market has been located in the Middle Ages. C fishing bastion opens a picturesque view of the building of the Hungarian Parliament and other sights of Budapest.
Very interesting narrow streets of old beard. Here you can find the magnificent palaces of aristocrats and modest houses of citizens, the spiers of old cathedrals rise above the city, the powerful vapors of medieval basements are visible, in many of which still have wine cellars.
On the area of Hesse Andrassa – Hungarian primitive, the Hilton Hotel is notable, in which fragments of the bell tower of St. Nicholas of the 13th century are built on, and fragments of the ancient Dominican Church are visible in the hall.
A little apart from the building of the XV century’s bell tower on the spot destroyed during the Second World War of the medieval church of Mary Magdalene, instead of the church today there is a garden ruins.
Avoid lovers of historical secrets and mystics can visit the dungeon of the castle hill. From Square Capistran to them leads the street úri útca. The caves laid a special tourist route with wax figures resembling the most dramatic moments of Hungarian history.
After an underground adventure or land walk through the historic neighborhoods, you can make a stop, snack and drink coffee while waiting for a real Hungarian dinner, and the kitchen of this country is to taste it without hurry, drinking a glass of wonderful local wine. You can look into the famous Cafe-Confectionery Ruszwurm (Rusvurm), which is located on Szentháromság Street, House 7. It is said that this cafe attended that the most famous Hungarian Empress Elizabeth, which entered the story under the diminutive name of Sissi. From the number of various cakes and varieties of coffee captures the spirit, the fragrance excites the appetite, and the divine taste does not deceive expectations. The cafe has only one minus – it is its popularity and, therefore, crowded.
Having admired from the fisheries bastion a wonderful view of the opposite shore of the Danube, on which there is a foot, and tasted the historical sweets, finish the walk through the streets of the old Buda on the southern slope of the hill, passing through the royal gardens to the Clark Adam Square. This area is notable for the fact that it costs the "0" sign, that is, the place from where all distances of Hungary is measured.
The first part of the journey – Budayskaya – here ends. The route continues through the chain bridge of the section, where on the other day of the Danube is the Roosevelt Square, which has been the name of one of the most famous US presidents and marks the end of World War II.
Here, the beautiful and magnificent Palace of Sinrema opens the outstand, completely renovated and turned into one of the most fashionable hotels in the city. The name "Palace" has no relation to the dwelling of royal people, it was built on behalf of the London Society of Insurance, but the greatness of the building was given to him this term.
If you get around the hotel on the left side of Zrinyi, then the road will bring to the Basilica of St. Ishthan.
The most revered cathedral of Budapest and its highest building. The Cathedral of St. Ishthan is a magnificent and majestic building laid out by marble, invariably admire all guests of the city. The facade of the temple on both sides rushes the wind tower-bell tower, on top of the right huge bell hangs. Basilica strikes not with its appearance, but internal decoration. The columns and walls of the church of St. Ishthan are made of various marble breeds, the interiors decorate the mosaic, made by Venetian masters, in the altar part of the Bronze Barleades, depicting scenes from the life of the King of Ishthan, whose name is Basilica and which is one of the most revered in Hungary saints, windows represent unique stained glass windows. Anyone who wants to see the panorama of Budapest from a bird’s eye view has the ability to rise to Dome, there are steps of the old staircase and modern elevator. From the observation deck there is a wonderful view of the historical part of Budapest, from here a parliament, Buda Fortress, Fisherman Bastion, Church of St. Matyas, Blue Tape Danube and other sights of the city. Entrance to the viewing platform is paid.
From the basilica you must go in the northern direction on October 6th and go to the Freedom Square. From here it is not close to one of the main attractions of Budapest – the magnificent, the largest in continental ************* of parliament, ******************* ********* Style, like the Palace. The main entrance is located on the Square of Lyosha Koshut and is called "Lion Gate". And from afar, and near the parliament looks graceful light lace, aspiring up the structure due to a variety of arches and pointed towers who remind us of many famous gothic structures, but the parliament looks graceful. By the way, it can be visited, the entrance is paid, but the magnificent interiors are time and money.
Having in love with an excellent Hungarian parliament, reflecting its walls in the waters of the Danube, can be drunk on the tram in the southern direction. A series of beautiful bridges Budapest will open on the road: the chain bridge of the section, the white hanging bridge Elzhbyt, named after the wife of Emperor Franz Inefia II, that he wore the tender name "Sissi" and died at the end of the 19th century on the hands of an anarchist, as well as a green bridge Freedom, elegant, openwork design of the coat of arms of the Hungarian crown and sculptures of mythical birds – the royal dynasty symbols.
This bridge should go out. The green bridge on the left bank rests on the foot of the Hellert. This place must be remembered, because here is one of the most famous shops of Budapest, and maybe come back tomorrow for the adoption of water healing procedures here.
Here is the Vamhazkrt. In the depths of buildings on the right side, the building of the characteristic architecture, which is very needed on the third day to buy souvenirs – these are trade ranks VASARCSARNOK. Choosing souvenirs for memory and gifts to make purchases best here. The market will offer you a huge selection of souvenirs in very reasonable prices.
Noticing for the future and this place, you can go through the most famous Boulevard Budapest – Vaciebie Street. On the Vorosmarty Square, go to another pastry. This is the famous Gerbeaud. Here you have to try the cakes that are still preparing on the original recipes of century ago, it is impossible to say that they are cheap, but the genuine antiques are not cheap.
If the parliament building does not want to go to the tram, then in the northern direction you can make a beautiful walk to the island of Margit. Go Danube on the same name bridge, decorated with wrapping statues and enjoy the beauty of the island with a rich history. He inherited his name from the daughter of one of the Hungarian kings, which lived here in the monastery. Today, the island is turned into a huge park, in whose territory the ruins of the Franciscan Cathedral, the female Dominican Monastery, the Church of St. Michael, the Old Water Tower. In addition, there are two beautiful hotel with thermal complexes, a separate swimming complex "Palatinus", which has ordinary and thermal pools, as well as a water park.
Day in Budapest should be finished in some cafe or restaurant, remembering that they gave themselves the promise to taste the real Hungarian Gulyash, picking it up with genuine Hungarian wine, on the occasion of acquaintance with Budapest you can choose Tokayskoye – Favorite Wine Peter I.
The next day must be devoted to visiting the bathing. In one day, take a healing bath. Is it possible to take a pair of places, but most likely only in one, since from bathing it is necessary to get a maximum of pleasure and relaxes. For this day it is worth choosing something the most. What kind of baths can be.
Despite the fact that the value of thermal waters was known to the Celts, and the Romans erected the traditions of bathing and ablutions to the mandatory element of life, the oldest bath, preserved in working condition, refers to the times of Ottoman rule. With the Roman times, the ruins of Aquinkum on the territory of the Archaeological Museum, but there is no shop.
In the Turkish rule in different other cities, numerous Hammams were built, in which the Turks treated all sorts of diseases, restored the forces and have a pleasant time. In the 19th century, the drilling technology of deep wells brought pan-European glory to Budapest terms and brought numerous tourists from this city, the flow of which does not weaken over time.
The most famous terms of Budapest are a section and gellert among tourists and the terms of St. Luke (Lukach) among the locals. There are also a stunning thermal swimming pool with a swimming pool Rudash and the royal bathing.
The terms of the section are located at the Heroes Square. This is the largest thermal complex of Europe, working since the late 19th century. The building of the complex is built in combination of architectural styles of Narokokko and Neoclassicism. Very beautiful mosaic of the main hall, which in allegorical form represents Egyptian, Roman and Greek gods. Bathing surrounds a beautiful park complex. The water source that feeds the bath rises from the depth of more than 1 km. This is the hottest source of Europe, its water temperature reaches 77 degrees, but, of course, no one takes such hot baths, their temperature drops to a comfortable and useful. System source water is suitable not only for thermal baths, but also for drinking.
Gellert’s terms – one of the attractions of the city, besides, this is the largest swimming and hotel complex. The terms of the gellert are associated with the legend, which in the days of the first Hungarian kings in the lake cave with a lake with or muddy water lived a holy hermit, which healed people using ablutions in the waters of this lake.
And the decoration of the battle of the gellert is a tribute to the memory of the luxurious times of rule of Rome – multicolored glass, slender columns, elegant ornaments. Elegant bathing building was built in a trendy style called Art Nuar. There are thermal, pearls, seating, outdoor pools and even a pool with an artificial wave.
Visiting the terms gellert need to remember that with Monday to Saturday Men and women attend the swimming separately, and the pool together, in Sunday resolved joint Visiting and bathing and swimming pools. For those who are seriously configured to the course of water procedures or does not want after ************* Baths to make a way to the hotel it is possible to stay at the Danubius Hotel Gellert 4 *, and there are a lot of hotels around apartments on any wallet.
The terms of Lukach and Rudash are interesting for those who want to visit the real historical baths with age-old roots.
Lukach Terms are located on the Buday side near the Magrit bridge. It stands at the place of long-term term, founded by knights of the Order of St. John, who are better known as the Knights of the Maltese Order and the main healers of medieval Europe. People from all over the world gave here in these baths, having received recovery or relief of the state, they placed marble smells on the courtyard wall with words of gratitude that were preserved to the present day. In addition, in Lukach Terms there is a drinking procedure room.
Rudash is the most luxurious bath, preserved from the times of Ottoman rule, its design is the eastern style and luxury. Traditional dome support columns, swimming pool surrounds corridor with arches. In which smaller bathing beds are located, saunas, paired and radon baths. Rudash Bath offers thermal bathing and drinking water.
The royal or royal bath can be called the most interesting and cozy waterproof of the Hungarian capital. Despite the fact that she is called Royal, it is also a monument of the times of the Ottoman Empire, although the terms at this place existed during the time of Rome. There is no of the water here, it is served from the neighboring bathing of Lukach. Go to the royal swimming should be for familiarizing with oriental traditions. The building is covered with a dome characteristic of Muslim culture, inside the column and arches surrounding the central pool, from the dome through the holes penetrate the rays of the sun, which give the interiors of the royal bathing unique color and amplifying waters. This bath has male and female visits days. There is a submarine ray massage, Finnish sauna and drinking source.
It is also worth paying attention to the swimming polarus perfectly suitable for relaxing in hot summer days, this is the first Outdoor Beach Budapest on Margit Island.
On the third day of Budapest weekend, you need to think about what else can be done in Budapest before returning home.
Go to the Marzipan Museum, where the Parliament Building, Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, Merry Ducklings, Cacti and Other Figures were frozen in the form of popular sweets. In the museum you can taste and acquire the famous Hungarian yummy. Visit the Hungarian Wine Museum with wine tasting and lunch. Organize meals in the real Hungarian chart (restaurant, restaurant) with exciting gypsy music, folklore program, the obligatory decoration of which is the famous chardash. Walk on the ship on the Danube. Visit the Ruins Quarter – the former Jewish Quarter, to visit the flea market and buy unusual and inexpensive souvenirs. Visit the central market, under the tiled roof of which lives a gastronomic paradise. Here you can try and buy Hungarian sausages and cheese delicacies, a real local conservation, closed with original checkered caps similar to handkerchiefs, liqueurs, wines, local jams and, be sure, traditional ligaments of red acute peppers – after all, they are one of the unofficial symbols of Hungary.