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Sightseeing stuff

 

Sightseeing

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Just like in the case of the boat cruise, all you need, is a single ticket to hop on the tram, which rolls along the river and the most beautiful sights of the Capital. Cold winter nights, or hot summer days, the nostalgic feeling of Budapest will always be with you on the rails!
How to go there: Stops are found all along the Pest side of the river.
Opening hours: Every day from 4:30 until 23:30.

 

For the schedule, visit www.bkv.hu.

 

 

WOMBATS FREE WALKING tours:

Wombats proudly present to offer FREE walking Tours for our guests.

Meeting point/ departure times: depending on the season, ask at the reception and check information in the hostel!

We are looking forward to show you beautiful Budapest by walking around!

 

 [1]                         Castle Hill (Várnegyed) 

The Castle hill of Budapest is truly an exceptional sight of the capital, not only for the beauty up there, but for the amazing view it provides of Pest during the day and the night. The royal palace, Mary Magdalene tower, Vienna Gate, MatthiasChurch, Fisherman’s Bastion, sculpture of a Turul bird, and the National Gallery are all must see sights of Budapest! Give it a go!
How to go there: Bus number 16 from Deák   Ferenc Square. Walking or Funicular

on the western bridgehead of the Chain Bridge (Ft 1000, 7.30–22) or the Metro to Moszkva tér (recently renamed to Széll Kálmán tér – some signs might still have the old name).Opening hours:Always available. [

2] Parliament (Országház)  Kossuth Lajos tér 1–3. Designed
by Imre Steindl, it was built in a neogothic style, very similar to the Parliament in London. It is currently Hungary´s largest building. Open Mon–Sat 8–16, Sun 8–2,  If you are a EU citizen you can visit the Parliament for Free -just present your passport on arrival,
otherwise Ft 3500  (adult), Ft 1750  (student). Daily 10, 12, 14 pm – free english guided tours – worth to book in advance personally because they are very popular, or go there at least at 9-10am, there is always a long queue. Make sure you arrive there before 10:00am because the free tickets are limited!

[3] Andrássy utca and Heroes Square (Hösök tere). Anrássy utca is the Hungarian version of the Champs-Élysées; it was built for the millennium celebrations in 1896. Right at the beginning of Andrássy utca, the Heroes Square is surrounded by Museums and the CityPark (Városliget).

 

[4] Chain Bridge (Lánchíd)  The Chain Bridge was the first
permanent bridge in Budapest, opened in 1849, and only the second permanent crossing on the whole length of the river Danube. It is one of the symbolic buildings of Budapest, the most widely known bridge of the Hungarian capital.

 

[6] Great Market Hall (Nagy Vásárcsarnok)  Vámház körút 1–3. The three-level Central Market Hall is one of the largest market halls in Europe. More than 180 stalls display a huge variety of vegetables, fruit, meat and cheese, Hungarian specialities and souvenirs under a gleaming roof of brightly-colored Zsolnay tiles. Open Mon–Fri 6–17, Sat 6–14, Sun closed.

 

[7] St. Stephen Basilica (Szent István-bazilika)  Szent István tér 1. Opened in 1905, the biggest church of Budapest and a UNESCO world cultural heritage. The Basilica has space for more than 8500 people and the cupola is 96 m (=315 ft) high.

 

[8] Synagogue (nagy zsinagóga)  Dohány utca 2. The largest synagogue in Europe, seating over three thousand in its three-alley chapel. Dedicated in 1859, the synagogue is a major centre of religion, culture and tourism. A Jewish Museum, the first of its kind, is located next to the synagogue, offering insight into Jewish tradition and everyday life. Guided tours are available, crossing the garden, with a memorial of Raoul Wallenberg and the Jewish holocaust. Open March, 1st – October, 31th: Mon–Thu 10–17, Fri 10–15, Sun 10–18, Nov 1st – Feb 28th: Sun–Thu 10–15, Fri 10–14

[9] MargaretIsland (Margit-sziget)  Budapest´s most popular park, right between Buda and Pest. Cars are forbidden so enjoy a breath of fresh air right in the City!

Though urban life is fun, at one point, we all long to be back to the arms of mother nature. In great cities it is extremely difficult to find green areas, but fortunately, the Hungarian capital has its own wonderful emerald isle! Planning to go on a long run? Would like to meditate, take a short walk,or just a chill at a peaceful place? Then MargaretIsland, with its lovely paths, blooming flowers and verdant trees is the place what you need!