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Underground Attractions in Budapest

Budapest is most famous for the 118 thermal springs feeding its architecturally diverse spas. The same geology that created the hot springs has also seen the hills of Buda riddled with tunnels and caves, where water has eroded through the limestone base rock. These underground attractions in Budapest are among the city’s most popular.

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April 24, 2014 by
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Jewish Budapest

Budapest has one of Europe’s largest Jewish Quarters and its history has been turbulent. Ashkenazi Jews arrived in the city in the 13th century and thrived in Budapest’s District VII in Pest for almost 700 years. Jewish Budapest was a wealthy enclave, with many synagogues, grand houses and apartment blocks, and kosher stores, bars and cafés.

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February 27, 2014 by
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Budapest at New Year

New Year's Eve Fireworks in Budapest. Photo courtesy of Derek Keats via Flickr.

With its reputation as a party city, Budapest at New Year – known as Szilveszter in Hungary – becomes party central and celebrates with a bang. Street parties take place across the city and the explosion of fireworks marks midnight over the Danube River. Public transport operates until 1am, but stores close at around 4pm and reopen only on January 2.

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December 28, 2013 by
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Christmas Markets in Budapest

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Christmas markets in Budapest mostly open in mid November and carry on until after New Year, providing fun and entertainment over the entire lengthy festive season.

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November 7, 2013 by
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Budapest Art Museums

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Everywhere you go in Budapest, there’s art. Street art and graffiti adorn many a wall, especially in the Jewish quarter, where the vibrant alternative culture of the city is in full flow, but to see art in a more formal setting there are a dozen or so Budapest art museums to choose from.

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October 10, 2013 by
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Communist Reminders in Budapest

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Budapest was brought under the Soviet flag following WWII and only escaped the steel embrace of Communism in 1989, when the Iron Curtain came down and democracy was restored. Communist reminders in Budapest serve as harsh reminders of the city’s repression.

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September 12, 2013 by
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