"My hometown, Budapest" Budapest by Robert_Hun

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Every corner is different

I live in Budapest since my birth, March 1973.
It's a very "eclectic" and rhapsodic town (maybe you heard some of Liszt's rhapsodies... :-))
I'm lucky to have a workplace near some real beauties of the city: the Danube, the Chain Bridge, the Gresham Palace and the house of the Hungarian Academy of Siences.

The most beautiful parliament house in the world

It represents the whole country but is still a lot different from all the rest.
It has beautiful sights and places while some parts look quite depressing. It gives you a different feeling in each season and its inhabitants are very diverse, too.

Beauty by night

Budapest is beautiful not only by day but by night, too.
Spots to be seen at night: Chain Bridge (probably the most spectacular), Buda Castle, Fisherman Bastion, Parliament, Citadel with the Liberty Statue and the waterfall on Gellert Hill opposite Elizabeth Bridge, Heroes' Square and Vajdahunyad Castle in the neighborhood.
The best spots to view from are the Fisherman Bastion in the Castle Hill and the Citadel on Gellert Hill (what you can see on the picture).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautifully situated, rich architecture, good music and food; gripping and romantic
  • Cons:Crowded (traffic jams), in some places dirty (untidy), a bit moody people
  • In a nutshell:It's a good mixture of East and West, North and South of Europe
  • Intro Updated Oct 29, 2009
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  • Sep 20, 2007 at 1:26 PM

    What a perfect time to visit. I cannot wait to see the lights!! :-) Lucky you.

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    Jun 14, 2005 at 1:36 PM

    Excellent tips!! I found your page whilst looking for reviews on the Starlight Suiten. It seems to me that the Gerbeaud House is a 'must do' when I visit Budapest in October!! Thanks for sharing your info - written with such great style! Marion.

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    Mar 16, 2005 at 12:45 PM

    szia es udv a vtn! nagyon jo kezdes, csak igy tovabb:-) csao Rea

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    Mar 6, 2005 at 1:28 PM

    BOLDOG SZULETESNAPOT!!! Tudom, hogy csak holnap lesz a szulidapod, de inkabb ma kuldom neked a jokivansagot, nehogy elfelejtsem ;)) puszi!

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    Jan 21, 2005 at 3:58 PM

    Fabulous start about your lovely hometown. Brings back many memories of my two stays in Budapest. Keep up the good work ... :o)

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