Downtown – Pest

A buzz with pavement cafés, street artists, vendors, boutiques and nightclubs, the dowtown (belváros in Hungarian) or Inner City is the hub of Pest and, for tourists at least, the epicentre of what’s happening. Commerce and pleasure have been its lifeblood as long as Pest has existed, first as a medieval market town and later as the kernel of a city whose belle époque rivalled Vienna’s.… Read the rest here →

Saint Stephen’s Basilica

Name: Basilica of Saint Étienne
Category: Religious buildings
Location: 1054 Budapest, Szent István tér.


54 years of design, 96 meters of height, more than a century of history, plenty of tourists from every corner of the world and light coming through the enormous windows, not to mention the high-brow celebrations: this is Saint Stephen’s Basilica (Szent István Bazilika).… Read the rest here →