The Great Market Hall in central Budapest is Budapest’s most famous marketplace. Whilst many locals still use the market hall as a place to buy their groceries, the market is incredibly popular with the tourists too. Locally grown fruits and veg, and locally sourced meats are found on the lower…
The Great Market Hall (Nagycsarnok) built in 1897 is the most beautiful of all Budapest market halls (yes, there are more historical market halls in Budapest!). And the market is not only ‘Great’ in its size, but is also great in other aspects. Most importantly the market is also central, no wonder…
Central Market Hall is a Neo-Romantic-Eclectic style building, although highly touristic, it is popular among inhabitants, too. Ground floor is for the tipical market, upstairs area is for souvenirs, and buffets (you can try Langos here, a bit overpriced, though).
“Opened in 1859, Budapest’s Great Synagogue is Europe’s largest place of Jewish worship (and the second biggest in the world). The stunning architecture and interior décor is worth the trip alone, but a visit to the Great Synagogue (aka Tabakgasse Synagogue) also aims to guide visitors through the history of Jews in Hungary. Inside you’ll find the Hungarian Jewish Museum & Archives, as well as the Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial.”
“Buy your ticket online the DAY BEFORE and you will spare hours of queueing. ”
“One of the most notorious ruin pubs in Budapest: excellent drinks, great music, vintage and unique atmosphere. The place often gives place to art exhibitions and live concerts to enhance the convivial ambience. ”
“Margaret Island is a 2.5 km long island, 500 metres wide, in the middle of the Danube in central Budapest, Hungary. The island is mostly covered by landscape parks, and is a popular recreational area. Its medieval ruins are reminders of its importance in the Middle Ages as a religious centre. The island spans the area between the Margaret Bridge and the Árpád Bridge. Before the 14th century the island was called Insula leporum. Administratively Margaret Island used to belong to the 13th district, but now is directly under the control of the city. Its appearance today was developed through the connection of three separate islands, the Festő, the Fürdő and the Nyulak, during the end of the 19th century, to control the flow of the Danube. Originally, the island was 102.5 metres above sea level, but now has been built up to 104.85 metres above sea level to control flooding.”
“The museum offers a chronological walk through Hungarian history, archaeological, historical and ethnic relics. The temporary exhibitions recently featured the controversial Seuso Treasure of silverware from the late Roman era. ”