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SRBIJA
21st April 2013, 16:43
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Quent91
21st April 2013, 17:04
The mount of Buda in the western part of the city is really interesting ;)

vatroslav_cro
22nd April 2013, 15:16
Parliament and the promenade along the Danube river! This is MUST! And if you can, take a boat ride on Danube (in the night)...mmmmm....marvellous and unforgettable experience!:)

Scooby
22nd April 2013, 16:49
I was there one month ago, although for only one day on my backing from Prague, but it was great day. Very beautifull city, and my fav is Margit Sziget island

balizeg
22nd April 2013, 19:09
xcheer I'm going to Hungary on Apr 27/28/29th xcheer xcheer

Main part of my trip is visiting rally race on Hungaroring but of course I also want to see Budapest while I'm there. ;)
I will be staying in one hotel in Budapest. So considering there is not much time - what I shouldn't miss in Budapest?
You know, like, what are must - see attractions. Also, I am a collector of national flags so I am wondering will I get a chance to buy some national flags there - Hungarian one but also others? Where to look for them? Here in Serbia we have just our flags :(

Thanks :)
Where is the hotel you are staying in?

I'm suggesting you to check out Heroes' Square (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroes%27_Square_(Budapest)). The Serbian embassy is there too. ;) You can go there using Metro Line 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_1_(Budapest_Metro)). That metro line has some stations where you should stop by, like Széchenyi thermal bath (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sz%C3%A9chenyi_thermal_bath) or Opera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_State_Opera_House). If you have time I suggest you to get off at Oktogon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oktogon) (also a station) and go to Sugar Shop confectionary (http://www.facebook.com/pages/SUGAR-shop-confectionary/189337101915). Yummy (http://sugarshop.hu/images/content/paulay/4.jpg). So far everyone I showed it loved it. :)

The last station of the line is Vörösmarty square (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%B6r%C3%B6smarty_Square), where Váci street (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1ci_Street) begins. Well, when my friend was in Budapest (also from Serbia :p) he bought flags on Váci street. (There are many shops selling souvenirs there) We also saw some in Vásárcsarnok (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Market_Hall_(Budapest)) (which is at the other end of Váci street)

Danube Promenade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danube_Promenade) is parallel with Váci Street. There you can get on Tram Line 2 with which you can go to the Parlament (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Parliament_Building). Chain Bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_Bridge_(Budapest)) is there too. There if you get on Bus Line 16, it will take you to the Buda Castle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buda_Castle). In the castle district you can also check out Fishermen's Bastion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisherman%27s_Bastion) and Matthias Church (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthias_Church). Takasa (http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/733752_121852838006615_1182764521_n.jpg) was there a few weeks ago. :)

If you have other questions feel free to ask. ;)

SRBIJA
22nd April 2013, 19:22
Where is the hotel you are staying in?

I'm suggesting you to check out Heroes' Square (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroes%27_Square_(Budapest)). The Serbian embassy is there too. ;) You can go there using Metro Line 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_1_(Budapest_Metro)). That metro line has some stations where you should stop by, like Széchenyi thermal bath (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sz%C3%A9chenyi_thermal_bath) or Opera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_State_Opera_House). If you have time I suggest you to get off at Oktogon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oktogon) (also a station) and go to Sugar Shop confectionary (http://www.facebook.com/pages/SUGAR-shop-confectionary/189337101915). Yummy (http://sugarshop.hu/images/content/paulay/4.jpg). So far everyone I showed it loved it. :)

The last station of the line is Vörösmarty square (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%B6r%C3%B6smarty_Square), where Váci street (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1ci_Street) begins. Well, when my friend was in Budapest (also from Serbia :p) he bought flags on Váci street. (There are many shops selling souvenirs there) We also saw some in Vásárcsarnok (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Market_Hall_(Budapest)) (which is at the other end of Váci street)

Danube Promenade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danube_Promenade) is parallel with Váci Street. There you can get on Tram Line 2 with which you can go to the Parlament (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Parliament_Building). Chain Bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_Bridge_(Budapest)) is there too. There if you get on Bus Line 16, it will take you to the Buda Castle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buda_Castle). In the castle district you can also check out Fishermen's Bastion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisherman%27s_Bastion) and Matthias Church (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthias_Church). Takasa (http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/733752_121852838006615_1182764521_n.jpg) was there a few weeks ago. :)

If you have other questions feel free to ask. ;)

Thanks a lot for the info, hopefully I will be able to visit all of these. :D

balizeg
22nd April 2013, 19:35
Thanks a lot for the info, hopefully I will be able to visit all of these. :D
You're welcome. ;)

Does this link for on Google Maps? Vásárcsarnok (https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=hu&geocode=&q=Budapest,+V%C3%A1mh%C3%A1z+k%C3%B6r%C3%BAt+1,+Ma gyarorsz%C3%A1g&aq=t&sll=47.487542,19.05794&sspn=0.001671,0.001982&vpsrc=6&t=h&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1093+Budapest,+IX.+ker%C3%BClet,+V%C3%A1mh%C 3%A1z+k%C3%B6r%C3%BAt+1,+Magyarorsz%C3%A1g&ll=47.48753,19.058277&spn=0.000836,0.000991&z=20&iwloc=A), on the upper storey there are souvenir shops, I saw flags there. And if you walk on Váci street there was a shop where you could buy flags but unfortunately I dont remember its name. You had to go down a small stairs to get into the shop itself but it also had a stand in the street with some flags.

And I dont know if you want to go to mall; if you do, the biggest one is WestEnd City Center (http://www.westend.hu/); you can get there by Metro Line 3.

balizeg
22nd April 2013, 20:11
Just Hungarian flags or others too? :)
There were many kinds; he bought medium sized flags with a black stick.
Check it out both on Váci street and in the Market Place.

SRBIJA
22nd April 2013, 20:28
There were many kinds; he bought medium sized flags with a black stick.
Check it out both on Váci street and in the Market Place.

Oh nice, I would like to buy these too. :) Something like this would be perfect :p :

http://toronto.flagshop.com/images/img-store-toronto.jpg

Any idea about the price? And can I pay with Euros?

balizeg
22nd April 2013, 20:56
Oh nice, I would like to buy these too. :) Something like this would be perfect :p :

http://toronto.flagshop.com/images/img-store-toronto.jpg

Any idea about the price? And can I pay with Euros?
Yes they were like those on the left. ;)
If I recall correctly the price was around 5-6€, and I think you can only pay in HUF (at least in most places) but there are exchange offices in Váci Street.

SRBIJA
25th April 2013, 20:17
So, tomorrow is the day. :)

balizeg
25th April 2013, 21:13
Its called Ceu Konferencia Központ
From there you can get to the downtown by taking a bus on Kerepesi út, going to Örs vezér tere (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96rs_vez%C3%A9r_tere_(Budapest_Metro)) and there you can take either a tram or Metro line 2. ;)

Enjoy your time! :)

balizeg
25th April 2013, 21:15
btw the google street view started this week in Hungary, so you can check out the places you're planning to go to.
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1106+Budapest,+Kerepesi+%C3%BAt+87.&layer=c&z=17&iwloc=A&sll=47.504829,19.159763&cbp=13,309.2,0,0,0&cbll=47.504788,19.159838&hl=hu&ved=0CAoQ2wU&sa=X&ei=dX95UfecHOa6iQbrv4GADQ here's CEU :D

SRBIJA
25th April 2013, 21:26
Wow, just in time they introduced street view. :lol: Im not very happy about area where hotel is located :(

balizeg
25th April 2013, 21:38
Wow, just in time they introduced street view. :lol: Im not very happy about area where hotel is located :(
Yes, unfortunately it's quite out of the city, but there are many bus lines on Kerepesi út so its not complicated to get to the downtown but timeconsuming.

The main entrance of the hotel is actually on Kerepesi út, but when I put kerepesi út 87 it puts us behind the building, instead of the main entrance. :?

This link is better maybe:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1106+Budapest,+Kerepesi+%C3%BAt+89.&layer=c&z=17&iwloc=A&sll=47.505621,19.160568&cbp=13,159.2,0,0,0&cbll=47.505791,19.160472&hl=hu&ved=0CAoQ2wU&sa=X&ei=pIV5UfyNF8j2iAaDhYHoDg You can see that there's a bus station close to the entrance of the hotel

balizeg
25th April 2013, 21:47
Those railways you see there belong to HÉV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BH%C3%89V), with that you can go to Örs vezér tere too.
In this link you can see Örs vezér tere; there's a mall called Árkád, IKEA, and you can see the Metro Line 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_2_(Budapest_Metro)) station (the line begins here).
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Budapest,+%C3%96rs+vez%C3%A9r+tere+25,+Magy arorsz%C3%A1g&layer=c&z=17&iwloc=A&sll=47.502450,19.136957&cbp=13,88.6,0,0,0&cbll=47.502443,19.136527&hl=hu&ved=0CAoQ2wU&sa=X&ei=-oZ5UdfzBMbRiQa2qYHACw
If you go by metro, learn the station "Deák Ferenc tér" cause thats the centre of Budapest transport, all metro lines meet there so you can go anywhere from there :)

ClassifiedCat
12th August 2013, 18:07
I hope to go to Budapest sometime, :)