The Labyrinth

Budapest has one of the oldest and interesting caves which are located near the Buda castle (Budai Var), and locals call it The Labyrinth.

These catacombs have appeared few million years ago. The length is 1200 meters and the depth is 16 meters. Many years in row, the caves were connected with underground passageways, which in turn have resulted in labyrinth-like structure.

These caves were used as wine-cellars, military warehouses and wartime jails.

Today, the Buda Labyrinth is a museum and it is open to the visitors. You can also find an room with historic mannequins and clothes.

Address: Úri utca 9

Opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00

Tickets: 2500 HUF.


Capital Circus of Budapest

The predecessor of the Municipal Circus held its grand opening in the year 1891 in the City Park. They have moved a number of times – they’ve used their current building since 1971. It is the only stone circus of Central Europe (with a capacity pf 1850 seats), and it can be visited in any kind of weather. The cast of the circus has and had quite a few famous artists in its ranks, such as Gábor Eötvös clown, who later received the Jászai Prize - even Charlie Chaplin has paid tribute to his art.

For more information visit: http://www.fnc.hu/eng/


Open-air Stage

Discover the Heart of Budapest! Get unforgettable experiences!

Budapest is most famous for its unmatched panorama, however the Hungarian capital has also been referred to as a city of surprises in the last couple of years. The reason – apart from its historical building- and natural heritage – being that Budapest offers exciting, wide-ranging programs for its guests throughout the whole year.

For more information: http://eng.szabadter.hu/


Parlement hongrois

Le parlement hongrois (Parlament ou Országház) est un vaste bâtiment, inauguré au début du xxe siècle, situé sur la rive orientale du Danube à Budapest. Depuis 1902, il est le siège de l'Assemblée nationale de Hongrie et héberge à ce titre les services parlementaires ainsi que la Bibliothèque de l'Assemblée nationale de Hongrie (OGyK). Cet édifice, dont les volumes s'organisent autour du dôme central, possède une façade néo-gothique mais un plan au sol qui suit des conventions baroques. En 2010, il s'agit encore du plus grand bâtiment de Hongrie1 et du plus grand parlement d'Europe avec 18 000 m².

http://latogatokozpont.parlament.hu/nyitolap


Ménagerie et Jardin des plantes métropolitain

La Ménagerie et Jardin des plantes métropolitain (Fővárosi Állat- és Növénykert) est le principal zoo de Budapest. Il est situé dans le Városliget (14e arrondissement), à proximité des thermes Széchenyi.

Ce zoo urbain occupe l'angle nord-ouest du Városliget, principal parc de Budapest. Il est caractérisé par les nombreux bâtiments de style Sécession comme la maison des éléphants, la porte principale ou la serre. Les jardin zoologique et jardin des plantes cohabitent en harmonie dans ce parc.

Reconstruit plusieurs fois depuis sa création en 1866, ses principaux traits actuels remontent aux années 1950, suite aux dommages causés par la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Rebâti sur le modèle du zoo de Vincennes, il s'articule autour de deux grands rochers, et d'un lac. Des travaux ont été entrepris à la fin des années 2000 pour rénover le parc petit à petit, entrainant la fermeture du grand rocher entre 2009 et 2010.

Parmi les principales attractions, on peut citer les dragons du Komodo, la plaine africaine, les grands singes (gorilles et orangs-outans) , la maison australienne, la maison de Madagascar, les fauves, la serre et son aquarium, et la nurserie et son village des cochons d'Inde. La partie botanique se caractérise surtout par un jardin Japonais et un jardin de rocailles.

http://www.zoobudapest.com/


Gozsdu Courtyard

Gozsdu: where past and present meet.

Gozsdu Courtyard is one of the most dynamically improving centres in the downtown of Budapest; it is a meeting point that combines entertainment, gastronomy and culture. The entertainment quarter is awaiting its guests with uniquely exciting programmes every day of the week. The Courtyard makes room for countless places, representing extraordinarystyles, thus providing colourful experience for all generations. As the entertainment centre of the downtown, it attracts more than 900,000 visiors per annum; due to its cosmopolitan nature it has become extremely popular between both the residents of Budapest and the tourists.

CULTURE. FUN. STYLE. GOZSDU COURTYARD

For more information visit: http://gozsduudvar.hu/en/


ICE-SKATING RINK AND LAKE

Europe’s largest ice-skating rink is located at the edge of the City Park, enclosed between Heroes’ Square and Vajdahunyad Castle. This is the second such establishment in Europe, built in 1926, shortly after the construction of the one in Vienna, Austria. In the wintertime, a continuous, 12,000 m2 large ice surface is generated by special machinery underneath the lake. From spring until autumn, various cultural and recreational events await visitors. In the summertime, the area is usually filled up with water, and boats can be rented. During the last few years, however, the lake remained dry; this is because the water corroded a part of the cooling system, and it needs to be repaired before the lake can be filled up with water again.

For more information visit: http://www.mujegpalya.hu/en

 


Hospital in the rock

The Hospital in the Rock (Hungarian: Sziklakórház) is the name given to a hospital created in the caverns under Buda Castle inBudapest in the 1930s, in preparation for the Second World War.

In the 1930s, the hospital system was connected to the main tunnel system by manual labour. The main system had been in use by various inhabitants of the castle for many years, and was said to have been part of a penal system in centuries past.

The hospital saw its most heavy use during the 1944–45 Siege of Budapest, where it processed the wounded and the dead. The dead were sent out of the hospital at night and buried in bomb craters. The hospital was without food or medicine for some points during the siege, with hospital staff having to recycle supplies by taking them from corpses and sterilizing them before reuse. Eventually, horses were brought in and killed at the facility for food. The facility was designed to treat 60–70 patients, but at one point it was being used to treat 600 wounded soldiers.

After the siege, the hospital was only used once more in 1956 in response to the uprising against the Soviet rule. After that, the hospital was repurposed as a nuclear bunker, but one dedicated to keeping 200 doctors and nurses safe and available to treat the wounded. Nobody ever took up residence in the bunker, except for a caretaker and his wife. Because of this, the hospital museum now has a collection of anti-radiation kits, as well as some Soviet spying equipment, on display.

In recent times, the hospital has been made into a museum, complete with waxwork recreations of hospital treatments and day-to-day scenarios during the siege. Access to the museum is limited to guided tours.Old equipment that was left over from its operational days is available for sale, including stretchers and civil protection uniforms.

For more information visit: http://www.sziklakorhaz.eu/en

 


Memento park

Le Memento Park ou Parc des statues (Szobor park) est un vaste musée en plein air de Budapest où sont regroupées toutes les anciennes statues érigées à la gloire du communisme dans la capitale hongroise. Il est considéré comme un des symboles de l'Ostalgie en Europe centrale.

Suite aux changements politiques des années 1989-1990 et à la fin de la République populaire de Hongrie, le conseil municipal de Budapest décida en 1991 de réunir en un seul lieu 41 monuments de l'ère communiste, installés auparavant dans divers points prestigieux de la cité. L'architecte Ákos Eleöd remporta le concours organisé pour la conception de ce parc, inauguré en 1993.

http://www.mementopark.hu/?lang=en

 


Tropicarium

Le XIII Tropicarium Budapest. situé dans le quartier. Le 26 mai 2000, il a ouvert ses portes dans l'un des plus grand aquarium marin en Europe centrale est montrant près de 3000 m2 située Tropicarium-Oceanarium.
Le zoo présente le monde des poissons d'eau douce, y compris la faune domestique, la flore et la faune des tropiques et l'incroyable richesse des mers ainsi. Des centaines d'espèces 8 chambre dispose d'une vue splendide.

http://www.tropicarium.hu/Tropicarium-Budapest-Hungary