Self-catering accommodation in the heart of Hungary.
Budapest differs from many great cities in that a lot of people live right in the centre. It’s usual to find small family-run grocery shops and cheap local bars near UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the River Danube waterfront and the Castle on the hill. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site is Andrassy Boulevard, where tourists mingle with locals in and around the Opera House, boutiques, and coffee houses. As a result, the heart of Budapest is safe, with plenty of people walking to restaurants and using the ubiquitous trams.
Much of Budapest’s Art Deco architecture was built when it was the second capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city has always had a hedonistic reputation, being known as the Paris of Central Europe. Since communism collapsed in 1989, a huge variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants have transformed the city’s cultural life. They accommodate the intellectuals and artists from all over the world who have made the city their home. Many classic buildings have been restored to their fin-de-siècle sophistication, although bullet scars from the 1956 revolution have been left as souvenirs of communist rule.
Some of Budapest’s many healing hot water spas were built during the Turkish occupation, and their architecture reflects this. Some of them operate as aquatic night clubs on certain days of the week. It’s advisable to have your swimming costume with you, even if you aren’t required to wear it…
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http://budapest-breaks.co.uk A beautiful modern apartment in Kazinczy Utca, in the centre of Budapest.