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 →

National Opera House

Name: National Opera House
Category: Architecture, castles and historic districts
Location: 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 22.


The neo-Renaissance Opera designed by Miklós Ybl and opened in 1884 is so attractive that those with the slightest desire to sit through a performance will definitely want to experience the allure of the historical stage.… Read the rest here →