Surroundings

Surroundings

GET TO KNOW BUDAPEST! 

Our hotel, situated on the Buda side,
is a great starting point for exploring the city.
Go and walk through the serpentine streets of the capital,
squares, and exciting locations! Discover the world heritages
and historical sites of Budapest, as well as the wonderful memorials, and buildings!

 

 


Andrássy Avenue

Distance from the hotel: 1,6 km

Andrássy Avenue (Hungarian: Andrássy út) is a boulevard in Budapest, Hungary, dating back to 1872. It links Erzsébet Square with the Városliget. Lined with spectacular Neo-renaissance mansions and townhouses featuring fine facades and interiors, it was recognised as a World Heritage Site in 2002. It is also one of Budapest's main shopping streets, with fine cafes, restaurants, theatres, Embassies and luxury boutiques. Among the most noticeable buildings are the State Opera House, the former Ballet School, the Zoltán Kodály Memorial Museum and Archives, the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and the Ferenc Hopp Museum of East Asian Arts.


Buda Castle 

Distance from the hotel: 500 m

Buda Castle is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest. It was first completed in 1265, but the massive Baroque palace today occupying most of the site was built between 1749 and 1769. The complex in the past was referred to as either the Royal Palace or the Royal Castle. The castle now houses the Hungarian National Gallery and The Budapest History Museum.

The Matthias Church, which is one of the most spectecular and oldest (built in 1269) historical buildings, is also located in the Holy Trinity Square, at the heart of the Castle District. Behind the church you can find the Fisherman’s Bastion which has a unique panorama of the Danube and the Pest side. 

The exhibition spaces, the multifunctional event space, the Neo-Renaissance garden, the restaurants and the café which can be found in the area of the Castle Garden, all serve the purpose of giving visitors the opportunity to have fun and cultural recreation at any time of the year. The complex also hosts temporary exhibitions, outdoor and indoor events.

The Buda Castle Funicular is a special railway which links the Adam Clark Square and the Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle above. The Funicular was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. For more information about the opening hours and fares, please click here.


Chain Bridge

Distance from the hotel: 500 m

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a chain bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The bridge has the name of István Széchenyi, a major supporter of its construction, attached to it, but is most commonly known as the "Chain Bridge". At the time of its construction, it was regarded as one of the modern world's engineering wonders.

Due to renovation the bridge is currently closed to pedestrians.


Famous spas

The Széchenyi Thermal Spa is one of the largest bath complexes of Europe, located in the heart of the City Park, in Budapest. There are many indoor and outdoor pools, thermal and wellness facilities, a wide range of health care, treatments, fitness and other services. For more information about the ticket prices and opening hours, please click here. Tickets are also available at the Reception desk.

Gellért Spa is one of the most famous spas in Budapest, its building is an outstanding work of the Hungarian Art Nouveau which is located in the St. Gellert Square.

The more than 450-year-old Rudas Spa features a spa, Turkish bath, adventure pool and swimming pool. The monumental surroundings and the rooftop pool with a panoramic view of the Danube are a unique place for a pleasant bath.


Gellért-hill

Distance from the hotel: 1,5 km

Gellért Hill a 235 m (771 ft) high hill overlooking the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. It is located in the 1st and the 11th districts. The hill was named after Saint Gerard who was thrown to death from the hill. The famous Hotel Gellért and the Gellért Baths can be found in Gellért Square at the foot of the hill, next to Liberty Bridge. The Gellért Hill Cave is also located on the hill, facing the hotel and the Danube.


Great Market Hall

Distance from the hotel: 2,9 km

The Great Market Hall in Budapest was built in 1897, and is the most beautiful and largest of all Budapest market halls, which can be found in the Fővám Square, at the Liberty bridgehead on the side Pest.


Margaret Island

Distance from the hotel: 3,2 km

Margaret Island is a 2.5 km (1.6 mi) long island, 500 metres (550 yards) wide, (0.965 km2 (238 acres) in area) 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 (south) and the Árpád Bridge (north). Before the 14th century the island was called Insula leporum (Island of Rabbits). Administratively Margaret Island used to belong to the 13th district, but now is directly under the control of the city.


Parliament

Distance from the hotel: 3,1 km

The building of Hungary's law-making body, the House of Parliament, is rightly considered among the most beautiful parliament buildings in the world. Selected as a World Heritage site as a central element in the Danube panorama in 2011, the edifice is not only an invaluable treasure, but also the pride of the nation. For more information about the opening hours and tickets, please click here.


Váci street

Distance from the hotel: 1,4 km

Váci utca (Váci street) is one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares and perhaps the most famous street of central Budapest, Hungary. It features many restaurants and shops catering primarily to the tourist market.


 

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