Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Budapest Tips Part 3

 The Danube separates Buda and Pest.
Buda is more residential area with hills,
Pest is more like commercial area with very flat landscape.
 Gellert Hill with the statue of liberty (1947).
On the side of Gellert Hill near Erzsebet Bridge
there's the famous Gellert Spa.
Absolutely worth spending a couple of hours 
relaxing in thermal waters.
(do not expect overwhelmingly friendly service there!)

 Max Mara Weekend near Vorosmarty ter is not yet open,
but there's a two-storey Max Mara on Andrassy ut
and other possibilities for shopping nearby.

Vaci utca
- pedestrian street with shops like Zara, Mango, HM,
Salamander, L'Occitane, Douglas...
also Hungarian souveniers
- starting at Gerbeaud cafe and continuing 
all the way to the Great Market Hall

Andrassy ut
- the main boulevard with luxury brands
like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, D&G, Burberry...
- do not forget to visit the cafe of
Alexandra bookstore on the first floor,
the interior is amazing!

Shopping Malls
MOM Park
1123, Alkotas utca 53
- on Buda side with quality
- clientele mostly ex-pats and wealthy locals
- best mall in Budapest
Arena Plaza
1087, Kerepesi ut 9 
- on Pest side near Keleti pu
- second best mall in Budapest with the widest variety 
of shops including Peek and Cloppenburg
- stop at Nail Point for relaxing manicure or pedicure
without appointment!
Westend City
1062, Vaci ut 1-3
- on Pest side near Nyugati pu
Mammut 1&2
1024, Lovohaz utca 2-6
- one Buda side near former Moszkva ter

Budapest is a city of malls.
There are at least 11 big shopping malls around the city.
Those 4 ones mentioned above are worth to visit.

 There are 3 metro lines in Budapest.
1 yellow line called "foldalatt",
which goes just below the street level on Pest side,
is the oldest line in the continent.
2 red line goes under the Danube 
from Pest to Buda.
3 blue line goes on Pest side 
from north to south.

There're also buses, trams and trolley-buses.

The tickets must be purchased before entering the vehicle.
In metro stations, news agents' and probably also 
in the hotels they are selling the tickets.
One ticket is valid for one journey.
There're 3-day-tickets and other possibilities too
for visitors.

And for those travelling to Budapest this weekend:
do NOT pack too heavily,
the weather will be nice and warm:
Fri 24C, Sat 26C, Sun 26C.
It might even be 30C during this weekend!


  1. Tooooooosi nättiä! Voiko Unkarissa kulkea jo shortseissa?

  2. Ei ihan viela mutta ehka ensiviikolla on jo shortsikeli!

  3. Oi ihanuuksia! Kiitos taas, meillä se vaan matka lähestyy ja innolla surffailemme netissä.
    Kolme yötä ja sit olemmekin jo siellä. Luvattu aika lämmintä ilmaa, ihanaa!

  4. Tervetuloa Paivi & co!
    Jos mieleesi tulee viela jotain erityista mita haluaisit tietaa Budapestista niin lahettele viestia. Yritan vastailla mahd. nopeasti!


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