Tourists’ Attractions Nearby
It is not suprising that the Hungarian capital is full of experiences and sights. It is also impossible to list the opportunities that Budapest offers to the visitors. However, the downtown location of our hotel helps you to get to know our wonderful city as much as possible. There are countless attractions within easy walking distance, so we have made a list about the most catchy ones.
Museum of Applied Arts
The building of the Museum of Applied Arts is simply admirable, as it is the most famous and beautiful Art Nouveau gem of the city. The museum dreamed up by Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos and opened its doors to the public in 1897, although its exhibitions are currently being closed due to reconstruction works. It used to be the home of cultural treasures such as the Medici tapestries or the works of Alexandre Bigot.
This is the favorite destination of every tourist. We can admire an impressive fusion of world top brands and local manufactories as we walk along Budapest’s most famous, 1,200-meter-long pedestrian street. Váci utca connects Vörösmarty square with Vámház boulevard. Vörösmarty square hosts one of the largest and most attractive Christmas fair of Europe every year, while the Vámház boulevard is best known for the Great Market Hall. You only have to walk 15 minutes from our hotel and you can already step into the biggest folklore paradise of Hungary.
Many people say that it is the most beautiful bridge of Hungary, which turns into the a popular picnic place for both tourists and locals in summer weekends. It was completed in 1896 to be a memory of the Millennium. Liberty Bridge is the 3rd traffic bridge of the city. Its characteristic feature is that it is the shortest bridge in Budapest, and the gates of its pillars are decorated with turul birds and historical Hungarian coats of arms.
Central Market Hall
The Art Nouveau building, handed over in 1897, was designed by Samu Pecz. This is the largest market hall in Budapest, located at the end of the Liberty Bridge, nearby the famous Váci Street. Hundreds of shops vending natural products and handcrafts are in operation within the 11,000-square-meter area of the hall, among which we can find real gems, so it is definitely worth taking a day to explore the market. In 2013, the Central Market Hall won CNN Travel’s “Best Market in Europe” award.
The Corvin Promenade is the most modern part of Budapest, its central elements are the Corvin Shopping Mall and the Corvin Cinema. It became an independent disctrict of the city in 2012, when the first modernization works were carried out. It was part of Central Europe's largest downtown reconstruction program. Today, it has become the home of cozy cafes, restaurants, bars, popular entertainment venues and many new-wave facilities. The promenade is only a few steps away from our hotel.
Holocaust Memorial Center
The Holocaust Memorial and Documentation Center is a museum next to the Páva Street Synagogue, which presents the events of the Jewish Holocaust of Hungary. The building was renovated in 2004 as one of the main steps of the urban rehabilitation of Ferencváros. Interesting fact about the museum that it has deliberately irregular walls. The architects wanted to portray the Holocaust as a “earthquake of Judaism”. The building won several awards, including the Budapest Architecture Award, the Pro Architectura Award, the Construction Master Award, and the Hungarian Real Estate Development Award.
The Botanical Garden, also known as the Botanical Garden of Eötvös Loránd University, took its current place in 1874, in Józsefváros. The purpose of its operation is to preserve endangered plants and to care of their existing collection as well. Thus, serious researches are also being carried out within its area. The garden gained national popularity upon the release of the novel The Paul Street Boys, in which it was an important venue of the story. Today, it is one of the most popular destinations for nature lovers, as visitors can admire about 8,000 plant species on more than 3 hectares.