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Are you planning to travel to Budapest? It’s a very lively city in the heart of Europe that has plenty of things to do, and even more to discover. But where to start? How to capture the real features of Budapest?

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Travel in Budapest

There are so many famous and beautiful spots to visit when you travel to Budapest. Just think about the beautiful building of the Hungarian Parliament or the Buda Castle along the Danube River. Hungary is a Christian country so there are many churches to visit, not to mention the grandiose Saint Stephen Basilica in the center. Besides all the sights, there are interesting and reputable museums in the city, such as the Museum of Fine Arts of The National Gallery.

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Budapest Art Nouveau Tour

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Best of Budapest: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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Budapest’s 90 mins Kickstart Tour

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When you’re walking on the Grand Boulevard, you will feel the special atmosphere of the city. But what is it? This atmosphere carries the modern times of development and the memories of the past as well. What is this strange mix?
When you travel to Budapest, you will hear about the past of the country. After the Second World War, the Soviet Union totally occupied the whole country. Hungary only gained freedom 26 years ago, in 1989.
The country was in a shock for years after the change of the regime. Slowly, but steadily, the real change has started, with all the renovations and changes in people’s mindset. Despite the fact that Budapest has developed so much since then, you’ll still find some features of the old regime – and that is something very interesting to think about when you travel to Budapest.
What are these soviet features? First of all, in the rural areas, you will find the infamous block of flats that were built based on soviet plans. They are meant to provide housing for the rapidly growing society of Budapest. These buildings are not bad or useless – they are just disturbingly colorless. Check out a so-called ‘lakótelep’, the old residential areas as an alternative city tour, when you travel to Budapest.

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Barry Alessandro
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Communist Budapest

At first Alessandro seemed to be prepared for a different tour but this was soon rectified and we visited places which without him we would not have known were relevant to the Soviet and German occupation . At each place Alessandro told us its relevance and its place in the history of the periods. Alessandro knew his facts but did not bombard us with too much so he always kept us interested as well as informed.
He went out of his way for us meeting us at our hotel answering our questions about our stay in Budapest and when we said we had not seen any Soviet style apartments he took us to an estate outside the centre.
A very likeable and friendly guy

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Amanda Claudia
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Budapest Art Nouveau Tour

We went on the Art Nouveau tour. Claudia is great! She weaves history, culture, and architecture together seamlessly. At the end of the tour, you will have learned a great deal, but it will just seem like you were on a pleasant walk.

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Carolyn Claudia
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The Best of Budapest with a Local

We were very pleased with our tour with Claudia as our guide in Budapest. She was very informative and offered to pick us up at our hotel, which was very accommodating as this was our first time in Budapest and the streets were unfamiliar.
She loved her energy and joy. We would definitely recommend her.

What else tell you stories about the past of the country? A very interesting scene, the Ecseri Market. Take your local guide with you and listen to their stories about their childhood memories. They will be drawn back by some objects, toys, or kitchen equipment displayed on the market. It will surely be an astonishing experience. The past of Hungary is included in the modern culture – without the past, everything would be so much different. Therefore, be open when you travel to Budapest, so you can hear all these stories about the past.