Explore the Pest side city center and the beautiful city park with the Heroes Square and the Vajda Hunyad Castle
TOUR DURATION: 4 hrs
PRICE: Please ask, price may be vary based on the size of the group and season.
In 1687 we were liberated from the Ottoman Occupation. But being liberated doesn’t ment being free. The Austrian Habsburg royal family was keen to get the Hungarian throne what we never wanted but this has been the moment when they jumped on the possibility.
A country which never gave up it’s freedom against another one, which never let us go. How it happened so, we coronized Franz Joseph and Sissi to be the king and the queen of the country? I will explain it.
At the end of the 1800 Pest started to grow, the Andrássy Boulevard, which is the longest avenue in the city, and the first underground metro line (pulled by horses of it’s first period) in the continental Europe were ready.
The baroque Pest and the royal Buda were united, the Chain Bridge connected them. The first vapour train left the Western train station. So many thing are to explain and so many interesting connections are to being understand. Let the Pest side of the city and it’s history impress you on this tour.
Including but not in order we will see these monuments, most of them from outside:
– First underground metro in continental Europe
– Vajda Hunyad Castle
– Fine art museum
– Contemporary Art Museum
– Etnography Museum : as new as it’s not on google map yet, but we will have a georgeus view from the top of it
– House of Music : A new building won the “grammy of architecture” in this year
– Széchenyi Spa
– Liberty Square
– Former Stock Exchange
– National Bank
– US Embassy
– St. Stephen’s Basilica (optional: Going inside and up to the top of the dome for panoramic view 3300 HUF)
– Academy of Sciences
– Grasham Palace
– Chain Bridge (under reconstruction, scaffolded)
– Vörösmarty Square
– Gerbau Confectionary Shop
– Little Princess Statue
– Great Music Hall
– Váci Street
– Elisabeth Bridge
We will need to use public transportation. Tickets are not included in the price. We can buy a 24 hrs group ticket (valid for 5 person, cost 3300 HUF = 7 EUR)