Hungary - Budapest
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This walk takes you to the intricate and interesting world of one of Europe’s great avenues, the Andrássy Avenue. Reminiscent of Champs Elysee, stuffed with magnificent and luxurious architectural solutions, the avenue was created in the second half of the 19th century as a symbol of Budapest becoming a world class city. Home to refined art, high culture and spectacular revelry at the same time, site of the first underground railway on the European continent, it was and still is the center of pulsating social life with an incredible number of cafes, terraces, bars, cabarets and dance halls. But that is far from everything. Andrássy Avenue has been a knowing witness to the whole swirling 20th century with tragedies during World War II. and the communist terror, with life behind the Iron Curtain, plans to create a Venice-like canal system and a lot more. Stories are lurking around every corner until the wide avenue, skirted by luscious villas, runs into the monumental Heroes’ Square, built for the festivities celebrating the 1000th anniversary of Hungarian conquest of the region. And finally, following all this, the trail leads you to one of the popular green islands of Pest, the Citypark. With all this and more, it is hardly surprising Andrássy Avenue has been selected to be a World Heritage site, not to be missed, if you are in town.
Sights in this walk:
A Palace on the Avenue
Number 3 Andrássy út, at the beginning of the street, is open to the public, providing an opportunity to exper...
Andrássy út is Budapest’s answer to the Champs Elysee in Paris; a symbolic, spectacular and romantic presence....
Around the Opera
On the other side of the Avenue, the Opera House faces the “Drechsler Palace,” which was built later on to be ...
Bauhaus Masterpiece from an Extraordinary Architect – Andrássy Hotel
On the right-hand side of Andrássy út, at number 111, stands one of the finest remaining examples of Bauhaus a...
Today, it is hard to believe that only 200 years ago, this area was just a collection of cabbage fields on the...
"QUICK TASTE OF THE INNER CITY"
The Inner City Walk guides you through the most visited and compelling parts of the intriguing and multi-coloured world of downtown Budapest.
The walk takes you to the interesting world of one of Europe’s great avenues, Andrássy Avenue, reminiscent of Champs Elysee, stuffed with magnificent architectural solutions.
BUDA CASTLE WALK PART 1. - THE ESSENTIALS
This first part of our Castle walk guides you through the history and the most important sights of the castle area with its magnificent royal palaces, small, romantic medieval streets, the elegant Matthias Church and monumental edifices like the Fishermen’s Bastion, located, with amazing views, on top of a hill overlooking the whole of inner Budapest.
BUDA CASTLE WALK PART 2. - HIDDEN DETAILS
This second part of our Castle Walk guides you through the intriguing and often personal stories of its less visited, small and romantic Medieval streets and many of its most interesting people, inhabitants and visitors, past and present alike.
GELLERT PANORAMA WALK
If any, this walk is specially designed for the eyes, taking you towards the spectacular bank of the Danube, monumental squares, classic bridges and up to the amazing views of the Gellérthill.
GRAND CASTLE WALK
This walk guides you through the castle area of small, romantic medieval streets and monumental edifices, located, with amazing views, on top of a hill overlooking the whole of inner Budapest.
GUIDE@HAND and VODAFONE invites you to a short sightseeing tour: we will take Lewis Hamilton and you to see the most beautiful and iconic sights of Budapest.
OLD JEWISH QUARTER
This short walk guides you through the world of a run-down, yet atmospheric, almost forgotten, but now reviving little streets of the old Jewish district.
This walk guides you through the intriguing and multi-coloured world of downtown Budapest with classic bridges, magnificent palaces, inviting gardens and great views.
ÚJPEST – THE HOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TOWN HALL!
Újpest is one of Hungary’s most significant settlements to have been planned in advance. Our local history walk will take a look at the rich past of a community which became the fourth industrial town in Hungary in only 70 years. We can also look into its future via its present.
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