August 15, 2007

New Budapest Blog

If you like this Budapest blog you can visit the new one, I moved here. Budapest blog

March 02, 2007

Low Cost Airlines - Fapados

Here is a site with a lot of low cost airlines in Hungarian fapados.

December 07, 2006

Tunnel Budapest

The tunnel is under the Budapest Castle. This view from the Clark Adam square right at the Buda bank of the Danube river and the Chain Bridge.

November 11, 2006

Duna Plaza Budapest

Duna Plaza picture The first mall (shopping center) in Hungary was the Duna Plaza Budapest. It's a night photo about the mall from the Vaci street.

October 25, 2006

Budapest Riots

Budapest Riots stole a tank on the 50 th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution 23 October 1956. You can watch it on this video: For more photos from me visit my new Budapest blog here: Budapest Riot

Budapest Protest

October 17, 2006

Budapest City Guide

Budapest City Guide free printed info for visitors of Budapest.

September 21, 2006

Kossuth Square Parliament Budapest Demonstration

A demonstration on the Kossuth square (ter) in Budapest against the MSZP and the Gyurcsany Government. TV 2 commercial TV station's car The crowd on the Kossuth ter in front of the Hungarian Parliament. Policemen in front of the Parliament There is no webcam or webcamera on the Kossuth the or Szabadsag ter in Budapest you can watch the event.

September 19, 2006

Protesters Storm the State TV of Hungary Building

The news is true Protesters storm Hungary's state TV on Szabadsag ter Budapest. At the Hungarian Parliament there is a 20.000 people crowd at night to protest against Ferenc Gyurcsany Prime Minister. If you want to come to Budapest for holiday do not be afraid. There is no problem with the security in Budapest.

September 14, 2006

Massage Therapy Budapest

The massage therapist name is Amaury and he is a male massage therapist in Budapest.
He is offering therapeutic massage services in Budapest!
He is using some remedial massage techniques, trigger point therapy, and some gentle stretches to relax muscle tension and to relieve stress.
He is doing home visits, corporate massage and receive clients in his clinic in the 7th district of Budapest.
Come and try during his promotional offer in September! A 30-minute Massage is free from the 22nd to the 29th of September 2006.
For more information, send him an email to or call him on +36 (30) 811 3413.

September 13, 2006

Budapest Free Public Transport - European Car Free Day

The public transport will be free in Budapest Hungary on The European Car Free Day (No-Cars Day) 22nd of September. If you are or will be here you do not have to buy daily BKV ticket for that day. The Mayor of Budapest city - Gabor Demszky decided to introduce a no-cars day on September 22nd. On September 22nd all passengers will ride public transport means in Budapest operated by BKV Rt. free of charge. Andrassy ut will be closed to car traffic all day long on September 17 and 22 to show the general public that it is in the common interest to make Budapest a liveable city with fewer cars on its streets, he proclaimed. So keep in mind if you want to go to the Famous Heroes Square by car you need to chose other way than the Andrassy alley. The Metro (Subway) line 1 (yellow one) can bring you to the square under the Andrassy ut at ease.

September 12, 2006

Museum of Fine Arts Budapest Picasso - Rembrandt Exhibition

Rembrandt drawings and etchings exhibition till 24 of September Picasso in love dossier exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest till 17 fo September. These Exhibitions are held in the famous Museum of Fine Arts at the Heroes Square Budapest.

September 10, 2006

Budapest Vine Festival

15 th International Vine and Champaign festival in the Buda Castle Alexander (Sandor) Palace. Tokaji vine stand

September 09, 2006

Cow Parade Budapest

The Cow Parade Budapest finished and they collect all the cows form the streets of Budapest the Millenar Park or in Hungarian Millenaris Park. I went to the Millenar Park and took some photos about the nice cow sculptures. If you like to see them visit my Google Picasa made site here: Cow Parade Budapest

September 08, 2006

Budapest International Fair - BNV

110th Budapest International Fair - Budapesti Nemzetkozi Vasar BNV Between 9 - 17 September 2006 in the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center The BNV fair lasts for 9 days, including two weekends, this is the topmost consumer fair in Central Eastern Europe. Opening hours: 10.00 -18.00 Location: HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center H-1101. Budapest, Albertirsai ut 10. (Expo ter 1.) Parking is 600HUF per day Daily tickets 900 HUF

September 05, 2006

Heroes Square Budapest

Heroes Square is the biggest square in Budapest near to the City Park (Varosliget)

August 30, 2006

Budapest Public Transport BKV - Volanbus - MAV

The public transport in Budapest is good you can use tram, trolley bus, bus, suburban (HEV), 3 subway lines (Metro). These mostly go inside Budapest border (BKV). The buses are blue the trams are yellow, the trolley buses are red. If you want to go outside Budapest you need mostly to use Volanbus transportation. Volanbus buses are yellow and they goes to nearby cities and villages. But you can use Volanbus for distance trips as well. There are 3 main Volanbus stations in Budapest:
  • Nepliget station
  • Stadionok station
  • Etele ter station
The third option for public transportation is the MAV. MAV is the Hungarian Railway Company. For distance trips you can use trains. There are 3 main train station is Budapest downtown:
  • Nyugati Palyaudvar
  • Keleti Palyaudvar
  • Deli Palyaudvar
Palyaudvar means railway station. Budapest public transport

August 24, 2006

Budapest Parade

Budapest Parade is a street parade or street festival like Love Parade Berlin. This is a Summer closing event in Budapest downtown with trucks music and a lot of people. The carnival will be in 26 August 2006. I show you some Budapest Parade Pictures about the 2005 carneval. This is The Oktogon square during the Budapest Parade not like any other day. A strange face on the festival Girls on a truck. Guys on the truck of the Slager Radio Fanta Bamboocha! If you like the feeling come to the Budapest Parade 2006

August 22, 2006

Budapest Cow Sculpture | Cow Parade Budapest

This cow sculpture is part of the Cow Parade Budapest. The sculpture is in the famous new Millenaris Park Millenar Park right back to the Mammut Mall Budapest. Cow Parade is an international public art exhibition it has started 30 of June 2006 and it lasts 10 of September 2006 in Budapest. This cow is situated in Budapest downtown on Vorosmarty ter (square). Like a melting blue ice cream. There is another golden cow sculpture on the Vorosmarty square in front of the famous Gerbeaud Haz (House) this is a historic sweet shop in the walking area of Budapest at the end of the Vaci utca (Vaci street). Cow Parade Budapest with cow sculptures all over the city.

August 21, 2006

Fireworks Budapest

Every year in August 20 there is a big fireworks in Budapest. It's starting at 9PM and it takes about 30 minutes. I have some pictures about the fireworks Budapest. This fireworks was a special one because after 10 minutes the begining a big storm started. We could not take pictures during the storm about the lights of fireworks (tuzijatek). The fireworks was over the Chain Bridge Budapest (Lanchid) Fireworks Budapest photos

Red Bull Air Race Budapest 2006

The 2006 Red Bull Air Race Budapest winner is Steve Jones with his new Edge 540 plane from Great Britain, UK, time: 02:35'45"". The race was over the River Danube in front of more than one and a half million spectators. A friend of mine Kozma Bela took some good photos about the Air Race. Before the first race there was some aerobatics. Two Boeing 737 plane flying over Budapest and the Danube River only 200 m high the downtown. One Boeing form the MALEV Airlines. The other Boeing 737 from the Sky Europe Airlines. The Flying Bulls team in the Budapest air. The upper Red Bull aircraft is upside down. The Cobra helicopter in front of the Hungarian Parliament Budapest. After the Chain Bridge fly. In the background the Margaret Bridge and the Margaret Island (Margitsziget) with a lot of spectators. The background is the Budapest Parliament.

August 17, 2006

Shakespeare Statue Budapest

There is a statue about Shakespeare at the Danube Corso right in front of the Marriott Hotel Budapest.

Boat Excursions on the Danube - Sightseeing Boat Budapest

Danube Corso 1 hour sightseeing cruise by boat.
  • A pleasant daytime sightseeing cruise on the Danube.
  • The one hour long boat tour is sailing from the Margaret Island to the National Theatre.
  • Guidance in 11 languages
  • Welcome drink included in the ticket price
  • Children under 6 years of age are free!
All cruises depart from Vigado Square Ship Station on the Pest bank of the Danube. April 1 - April 30 and October 2- November 5. daily: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 May 1- October 1 daily: 10:00 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:30, 21:30 Price: 2,500 HUF/person, Children (age 6-15) 1,250 HUF/person Cruises with music and dance on board Night-time cruise with optional meal on board April 7 - May 6 and September 15- October 22: on Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 8 - September 10 daily 19:30 - 21:30 Prices: Adult (without dinner): HUF 1,190/person Adult (buffet dinner included): HUF 4,990/person Child (without dinner): HUF 990/person Child (buffet dinner included): HUF 2,490/person MAHART PassNave passenger Shipping Ltd. H-1056 Budapest, Belgrad Rakpart Phone: +3614844-013, +361318-1213 Happy Sightseeing Budapest by boat

August 15, 2006

Sightseeing Budapest City tour

A sightseeing bus in the Clark Adam ter at the Chain Bridge Buda bank of the Danube. 2 hours city tour in Buda & Pest by bus. 16 languages:
  • Arabian
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
Sightseeing in Budapest daily. Duration about 2 hours. Place of departure Andrassy ut 3 near to the M1 Metro (Subway) stop name: Bajcsy Zsilinszky ut. There are cabriolet buses and air conditioned ones. You can choose live sightseeing in English and in German. Tickets are sold at the Budatours Travel Agency Andrassy street 2. reservation: +361374-7070; +361353-0558 The price of the sightseeing Budapest is 4300 HUF

August 10, 2006

Cow Sculpture in Budapest

Nowadays you can see many cow statues on the Budapest streets in different colors here is one of them.

July 07, 2006

Margaret Island Budapest | Margitsziget Budapest

Margaret Island is 2,5 Km long and at its broadest part there is a huge park 500 m wide. The island is one of Budapest’s most popular places for walking, bathing, amusement and sports. It is likely the once the Romans occupies the island, for remains of villas and watchtowers dating back to Roman times have been found here. During the Middle Ages the Templars of St. John built the castle-monastery in the southern part of the island. Margaret Island summer view The Dominican order was also established here, in which King Bela IV’s daughter, (St.) Margaret lived and died. It was from her that the Margaret Island at one time called Rabbit Island, received its present name. The medieval buildings were destroyed during the Turkish occupation and only since the end of the 18th century has the island become a well-cared-for park. The owner of the island at that time Palatine Joseph planted here flowers, trees and plants and had summer homes built here. At the end of the 19th century deep-drilling operations brought medicinal thermal water to the surface and Margaret Island subsequently developed into an internationally-known bathing (SPA) and recreational area. Arpad Bridge spans the Danube river at the northern tip of the Margaret Island and there is a road leading from it to the island. The length of the Arpad Bridge is almost 2 kilometers and its length over the water is 928 meters. It was completed in 1950 but has since been enlarged. Private cars can be driven onto the island only across the Arpad Bridge and only as far as the car park next to the Grand Hotel Margitsziget and the Danubius Thermal Hotel Margitsziget. However any part of the island can be reached by means of bus, taxi (cab) or mini bus service. The Danubius Thermal Hotel Budapest was built on the northern part of the island near the road leading to the Arpad Bridge next to the charming Japanese Garden. The Grand Hotel Margaret Island is situated nearby. The Open-air Theatre of the State Opera House where opera and ballet performances and concerts are held every summer is situated in the center of the island. The stage which is surrounded by ancient trees has an area of 1,400 square meter. The Water Tower overlooking the theatre was built in 1911. The former Premonstratensian chapel near the Grand Hotel is reconstructed historic monument of medieval origin. The 12th century Romanesque church was destroyed during the Turkish occupation and was reconstructed in 1930-1931 by making use of the remaining walls. (The south wall of the nave with the two windows ending in a semicircle is from the original building.) busts of prominent Hungarian authors and artists line the neighboring promenades. In the middle of the Margaret Island ruins of the 13th century Franciscan church have survived. Recent excavations have uncovered additional sections of the sanctuary the sacristy and the former monastery. Next to it stands the walls of Palatine Joseph’s former palace. The church of the Dominican nuns (east of the Water Tower) is another monument worthy of interest. The evidence of the unearthed remains suggests that is was originally one-aisled with en octagonal tower on its western side. Beside it there stand the remains of the convert yard the cloisters and convent halls. The island can be approached from the south across the Margaret Bridge built in 1872-1876 according to the plans of E. Gouin. The underground passageway leading from the bridge to the Margaret Island was added in 1901. The bridge was blown up by the fascists at the end of 1944 during rush-hour. It was rebuilt in 1946-1848.. (The N° 4 and 6 tram stops are situated at the entrance to the Island. Bus N° 26 carries passengers to the island from Nyugati ter next to the West Railway station.) A bronze monument (by Istvan Kiss) erected in 1972 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of unification of Pest, Buda and Obuda greets visitors arriving at the south entrance of the island. Behind it there is a fountain illuminated every night in color. On the left hand side of the island (on the bank towards Buda) is situated a sport stadium (named Pioneer’s Stadium in the socialistic era). The next sports establishment is the National Sport Swimming-Pool the scene of international swimming competitions and water polo matches. The builder Alfred Hajos was a swimming champion at the first modern Olympic Games held in 1896. The establishment has one indoor and two outdoor pools and a third one with a high diving board and seats 6,000 spectators. Except during times of training and competitions the swimming pool is open to the general public. Across the island on the bank facing Buda is situated the Palatinus outdoor public swimming pool with cold and warm water pools and swimming pool with artificial waves. The bathing facilities cover an area of 70,000 square meters and can accommodate up to 20,000 people. Across Margaret Island Budapest in Obuda we find the remains of the Aquincum which dates back to the Roman times.