Budapest


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This page is in english unionjack and italian – Questa pagina è anche in versione italiana italy

One of Europe’s most delightful, lively and enjoyable cities, with a youthful atmosphere and intense nightlife that makes Budapest more and more appreciated among European youth and international travellers. In 1987 Budapest was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List for the cultural and architectural significance of the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue. Last but not least, the city, as well as the whole country, has an exceptional offer of natural thermal baths.

Una delle città più belle, vivaci e divertenti d’Europa, con un ambiente giovane e intensa vita notturna che rende Budapest sempre più apprezzata tra i giovani europei e viaggiatori internazionali. Nel 1987 Budapest è stato aggiunto alla lista del patrimonio mondiale dell’UNESCO per il significato culturale e architettonico delle rive del Danubio, il quartiere Castello di Buda e Andrássy Avenue. Ultimo ma non meno importante, la città, così come tutto il paese, ha una eccezionale offerta di terme naturali.

Act like a local!

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– The local pronunciation can be approximated by “boo-dah-pesht” and do not confuse Budapest with Bucharest, which is in Romania…

– Spend time in charming cafés or restaurants (preferably not right at the main tourist sights), look at the market stands, walk on a bridge in the evening. Locals are usually happy to help, also to tell you what they think is best to see – and what is better to stay away from, or for a little chat just to keep up their English (or German). Don’t hesitate to ask questions!

– Walk in the City park (Városliget) on a sunny Sunday afternoon

– Enjoy your time and get relaxed at one of the many beautiful public bath and spa

You should try not to miss out on the Hungarian spirit, palinka, made from fruits such as, plum, apricot, cherry or pears

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-La pronuncia locale può essere approssimato con “boo-dah-pesht” e non confondere Budapest con Bucarest, che si trova in Romania …
– Visitate gli incantevoli caffè e ristoranti (preferibilmente lontano dalle principali attrazioni turistiche), il mercato cittadino al chiuso, cammina su un ponte la sera. La gente del posto di solito sono felici di aiutare, anche per consigli. Non esitate a fare domande!
– Passeggiata nel parco della città (Városliget) in un pomeriggio soleggiato di Domenica
– Goditi il tempo e rilassati in una delle bellissime terme pubbliche e spa
-Si dovrebbe cercare di non perdere il liquore ungherese, una grappa a base di frutta, susina, albicocca, ciliegia o pera

Budgeteurotrip tips

Immagine 113– Local bus 200E is running every 8-15 minutes at the end station of metro M3 ‘Kőbánya-Kispest. From there catch train direction centre (this is a terminal station). Single bus tickets are available in airport terminals for HUF 350 at the newspaper vendors, or can be purchased from the driver for HUF 400. Another 350 HUF ticket is needed to use the metro service. There is a transfer ticket for 490 HUF which may be used all the way from the airport to the city center, but for unknown reasons these tickets are not sold in either the machines nor the kiosks at the airport

– Do not accept offers from taxi drivers waiting (illegally) inside or near the exit of the terminal

– Three direct EC trains go to/from Prague (7h), two with change at Břeclav and night train Metropol. There is a through sleeper car departing from Prague one hour before Metropol and later attached to it, so you have more time to sleep. Online tickets are much more cheaper than normal tickets (the price begins at €19), but you should buy them at least 3 days in advance. If e-tickets are sold out or you have to buy a ticket immediately before departure, buy a (domestic) ticket Prague-Kúty Gr. (the CZ/SK border point) and international tickets Kúty Gr.-Štúrovo and Štúrovo-Budapest. This combination costs about 65% of the direct ticket. For the two international tickets you can get RailPlus discount and return ticket discount.

– From/to Prague Student Agency bus are operating twice a day from a bus stop located at Nepliget Metro station (note: this bus doesn’t start from Nepliget bus station, is on the other side of the bridge nearby a small bar).

Immagine 112– Join the free walking tour, is the best way to discover the city, learn a bit of its history, monuments and most important habits and useful practical information. Visit Budapest by foot is the best idea, many of Budapest’s highlights are easy to approach walking, and in the center you find more pedestrian zones from year to year. Recently cycling is also getting easier thanks to bike lanes. The cyclist subculture has been increasingly present for few decades now, moreover, Budapest has been home to Europe’s biggest cycling demonstration, Critical Mass where in 2008 more than 80 000 people participated.

– Tram 4, 6 follow Nagykörút (Grand Boulevard) offering (air conditioned) service up to every 3 minutes at peak times as well as throughout the night. They cross over to Buda on Margaret Bridge (Margit híd) – providing a majestic view – in the north, and on Lágymányosi Bridge in the south, after which the two lines diverge for their last two stops in south-Buda

bpcastlelights– The official currency of the Hungary is the Forint (HUF). In downtown there are plenty of Exchange offices some with very bad rates. Try to avoid the offices at airport and railways station. Best rates are found around Oktogon square and near Deák Ferenc tér metro station.

– A good budget option are ‘bistrò’, service level is lower than in a restaurant but quality of food is good. Try a bistrò for lunch, they often offer buffet ‘all you can eat’, where with a fixed price you can eat all you want (within certain time). At Oktogon square there is a bistrò offering an ‘all you can eat’ for lunch at around 1500 HUF. Furthermore if you have the chance to use a kitchen, you could buy your food and cook in the hostel or apartment where you stay. Grocery shops are naturally cheaper than souvenir kiosks. It is a good idea to avoid restaurants in the heart of the most touristic areas like Váci utca, especially if all customers seem foreigners

bplights-200E è il Bus pubblico che è in funzione ogni 8-15 minuti dall’aeroporto al capolinea della metropolitana M3 ‘Kőbánya-Kispest. Da lì prendere la metro direzione centro
– Non accettare offerte da tassisti in attesa (illegalmente) all’interno o vicino all’uscita del terminal
– Da / per Praga sono in funzione due volte al giorno i bus ‘Student Agency ‘ da una fermata dell’autobus a Nepliget vicino la stazione della metropolitana (nota: questo bus non parte dalla stazione degli autobus Nepliget, è dall’altra parte del ponte in prossimità di un piccolo bar).
– Partecipa al tour gratuito a piedi, il free walking tour è il modo migliore per scoprire la città, imparare un po’ della sua storia, i monumenti e le abitudini più importanti e utili informazioni pratiche. Visitare di Budapest a piedi è l’idea migliore, molte delle principali attrattive di Budapest sono facili da affrontare a piedi. Recentemente la sottocultura ciclista è molto in voga, Budapest ha ospitato la dimostrazione più grande d’Europa in bicicletta, Critical Mass dove nel 2008 più di 80 000 persone hanno partecipato.
Immagine 006– Prendi i Tram 4 e 6. Attraversano la città, vanno verso Buda sul Ponte Margherita (Margit híd), offrendo una economico e panoramico tour della città
-La moneta ufficiale della Ungheria è il fiorino (HUF). Nel centro ci sono molti uffici di cambio alcuni con tassi pessimi. Cercate di evitare gli uffici presso l’aeroporto e la stazione ferroviaria. Le migliori tariffe sono nei dintorni di piazza Oktogon e vicino Deák Ferenc tér, stazione della metropolitana.
– Una buona alternativa economica per mangiare sono ‘Bistro’, il livello di servizio è inferiore ad un ristorante, ma la qualità del cibo è buona. Spesso offrono un buffet ‘all you can eat’, dove con un prezzo fisso si può mangiare tutto quello che volete (entro il tempo determinato). A Oktogon piazza vi è un bistrot che offre un ‘all you can eat’ per il pranzo a circa 1500 HUF. Inoltre, se si ha la possibilità di utilizzare una cucina, è possibile acquistare il cibo e cucinare in ostello o appartamento dove soggiorni.

Events

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BALATON SOUND FESTIVAL 2013 (Festival, Electro) Zamardi, Hungary Thur 11/7/2013 – Sun 14/7/2013

SZIGET FESTIVAL 2013 (Festival, Rock, Electro, Alternative) Óbudai-sziget, Budapest, Hungary Tue, 6/8/2013 to Tue, 13/8/2013

Volt Festival 2013 (Festival, Rock, Electro, Alternative) Sopron, Hungary 3/7/2013 – 6/7/2013

How to get here? What to see? Currency exchange? What to eat and drink? Where to sleep? For any other practical information visit wikitravel‘s page

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