5 Places You May Visit in Budapest

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These are the places which are hidden in Budapest but, in the same time, they are beautiful surprises. The mainstream tourist will not spend his/her time here, so you can enjoy some lonely time.

1. Gellert Hill.

This has become, probably, my favorite place in Budapest. You can see here the Liberty Statue, built in order to remember the Soviet heroes who liberated Budapest from the Nazis. Today this memorial celebrates all those who fough for Hungary’s independence, prosperity and freedom. Also, from this point you can see a beautiful panorama of the city.

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2. Andrassi Utca

This boulevard is home to some of the most beautiful mansions and townhouses and it is the most important shopping  street in Budapest. It connects St. Stephen’s cathedral with Heroes’ Square and there are very few tourists wanting to walk from one part to another, but if you choose to do so, this street will not dissapoint you. Here, you can see the State Opera House, the House of Terror, theaters and many others.

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3. Railway Stations

If you travel to Budapest by train you will either arrive in Nyugati (Eastern) or  Keleti (Western) train station. These buildings will give you an impression on how beautiful Budapest is. Keleti Train Station accomodates the Lotz Hall and its beautiful paintings. Nyugati Train Station was built by the Eiffel Company and it will remind you of the Eiffel Tower.

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4. Central Market

If you want to taste traditional Hungarian dishes and wines, here is the place for you. You can also buy all sorts of things: from paprika to vegetables and meat (on the ground floor) to clothes and souvenirs (at the first floor). And, most definetly, you should grab a quick lunch here.

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5. Paris Court

This is probably Budapest’s hidden gem: it is an arcade hidden in the Brudern House and it resembles a glass-covered passage in Paris. It used to be a shopping hall, but today it is deserted and waits to be bought by someone. The interior is amazing: it has wood and metal ornaments while its exterior was designed in the Art-Noveau style.

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More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/florinamocanu/sets/72157643422302243/

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