Things to do in Budapest
• What to do in Budapest
Today, Budapest - a city where the evening of the first day of the tourists asked, pointing to the ever-busy tables at sidewalk cafes and strolling along the quays always carefree couples: "And when these people work?" It does not matter. It is important that Budapest loves and knows how to relax.
Breakfast at one of the many cafes in Budapest. Or confectionery. Or beer. Or restaurants. Or small eating houses. Tasty will be everywhere. And that is nowhere to be fast - get used to it: you're in Budapest. This city is not in a hurry for anything and do not hurry. He is happy now and enjoys every minute of it ... The art, which do not own anything.
Turning to the next street, go to the fair. And try to persuade myself not to buy any multi-colored beads or leather rucksacks or ceramic mugs or glass lamps in Art Nouveau style, no snow-white fur vest or engravings with views of the Chain Bridge and the Parliament, or green plates with red roses, no silver candlesticks or felted bracelets or porcelain rabbits or wooden puzzles nor the Hungarian magic boxes with secret or forged badges with the image of a bird Turul, no dolls in blue skirts with white lace or copper pendants with ruby stones or peg lchikov glass, porcelain, iron, copper and silver, with the inscription "Budapest" on edge.
To investigate the thermal baths in Budapest, starting with the "section", where going raznoyazyky extras and where, in the happy throng of international, including spray and enthusiastic laughter Hungarians, Americans, Germans, Japanese, Italians and Slavs every start is better to think about humanity.
was glad for the city, just like that, from the bounty of nature, getting up from the ground and seventy million liters of thermal mineral water every day and knowing how to use the water for others to enjoy.
Continue - in the "Gellert", without the hustle and bustle while enjoying the blissful immersion in hot mineral water and examining of mosaics, sculptures and stained glass.
Replica vynyrnuvshego of the hot water of the St. Petersburg traveler: "It's like the Hermitage float" - the truth.
Climb the Castle Hill to the old cable car, watching the unfolding panorama of Pest bottom to the Chain Bridge and St. Stephen's Basilica.
Visit the Hungarian National Gallery, which consider the magnificent Medieval wooden sculpture, and if enough of the spirit - and a patriotic Hungarian paintings of the XIX century.
After leaving the National Gallery, to discover that around - Festival of something tasty. Not marzipan, so white wine. Not white, so red. Not wine, so foie gras. Not liver, because chocolate. Not chocolate, as sausage or paprika.
Try to remember where you've met a stone lion, like this, standing in the Vajdahunyad Castle, the Városliget (it's all the same in Budapest). And catch myself on the fact that expression of wistful focus on your forehead at the same time is almost the same as on the lion.
Forget about the millions of existing photographs Parliament and to find their own, the best angle.
Visit the Museum of Applied Arts, even if you are not interested in carpets, clocks, textiles, jewelry, pottery, porcelain, costumes and other design.
The building of the museum - is in itself a work of art, worthy of attention and admiration.
To go into the tiny town of Szentendre, having spent forty minutes on the train or twenty - a taxi to a small shop behind the Main Square bought from an elderly couple cup, plate or bowl colorful local ceramics, which are not found in the capital.
Now that you still have in Szentendre, pay a visit to the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum Skanzen, where the peasant huts with thatched roofs, and roosters, and a forge and mill, and small local trains running through the fields and orchards.
Peering through the open door of one of the Pest House, to see her patio, and courtyard - garden, and in the garden - tables and ask a large glass of homemade lemonade - delightfully delicious mixture of ice, slices of orange, lemon, mango or kiwi, raspberry or strawberry syrup pair cherries and mint leaf.
Get to Aquincum, the city, built by the Romans to hand to touch the stones, remembering the time legionaries of Marcus Aurelius.
happened to glance in the direction of the Danube, seen floating on the waves of the bus and give yourself a word next time do not get too carried away apricot pálinka; go, for example, Tokay.
Try to at least try to half of local varieties of sausages, ham and liver ...
... at least a third, at the same time remember once and for all that "chiposh" means "island".
A sharp - because with paprika.
Take a trip to Esztergom.
All about an hour way to the shuttle bus - and that's before you religious capital of Hungary with a huge cathedral and narrow, ancient streets. On the other side is already Slovakia.
returned in the evening on the boat, looking at the float past green hills through a glass with beer.
In the Jewish Quarter to see the largest synagogue in Europe, and going inside, wondering splendor of its decoration.
before sunset to get to the Heroes' Square, to face the prince Arpad, who led the Hungarians on the banks of the Danube, and to admit that it was a wise decision.
As it gets dark, start surfing the romkochmam, identifying them romantically dilapidated facades, the crush of young people, colored table, the old "satellites", or sawn in half baths as chairs and sofas, and the hubbub, do not stop until midnight.
At night, go out on any of the bridges and frozen with happiness, his eyes glowing with the sparkling Buda Pest, throw a coin in the Danube water and give myself to come back here again.