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With over a thousand years of history, Budapest has some spectacular architecture. Read about architectural styles, famous buildings and bridges, renowned Hungarian architects and everything else related to architecture in Budapest.


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The Chandelier Man of Budapest

The Chandelier Man of Budapest
Posted by: Phillip Done01/06/2014

Just off Andrássy Boulevard near Budapest's Operetta Theatre on Nagymező utca quietly stands one of the city's undiscovered treasures. Entering the 100-plus-year-old business is like stepping back...

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Kerepesi, Budapest’s Famous Final Resting Ground

Kerepesi, Budapest’s Famous Final Resting Ground
Posted by: Zsuzsa Bakonyi10/28/2013

I remember from Kundera's book, the 'Unbearable Lightness of Being' that he defined the feelings towards a cemetery a fundamental difference between Tomas and Sabine, the two lovers. When I first...

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New York Palace Budapest in Pictures

New York Palace Budapest in Pictures
Posted by: Roberta Gyori05/28/2012

American name, Italian design, Hungarian intellectuals. Commissioned by the New York Life Insurance company as their European head office, the New York Palace was built between 1891 and 1895 in...

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Inside Budapest’s Famous Buildings

Inside Budapest’s Famous Buildings
Posted by: Roberta Gyori04/30/2012

Take a tour with us inside some of Budapest's most famous landmarks as seen through Márk Mervai's lens. The Parliament Building, the New York Palace, the Opera House and the St. Stephen's Basilica...

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The Water Tower on Margaret Island Reopens

The Water Tower on Margaret Island Reopens
Posted by: Roberta Gyori03/31/2012

The octagonal water tower on Margaret Island, built in Art Nouveau style in 1911, is becoming the newest must-see attraction in Budapest. On May 2nd 2012, this 101-year old famous landmark reopens...

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Budapest’s Margaret Bridge Gets a Facelift

Budapest’s Margaret Bridge Gets a Facelift
Posted by: Márk Mervai01/02/2012

Margaret Bridge (Margit híd), the second oldest permanent bridge to span the Danube after the Chain Bridge, shines again in its former glory following recent renovations. Originally built between...

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Budapest Metro 4 - A Work in Progress

Budapest Metro 4 - A Work in Progress
Posted by: Roberta Gyori09/05/2011

A sneak peek beneath the Danube If you have visited Budapest recently you have likely seen plenty of construction in popular downtown areas, like Szt. Gellért tér (Gellért Baths), Fővám tér...

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Charming Castle Hotels in Hungary

Charming Castle Hotels in Hungary
Posted by: Roberta Gyori08/18/2011

Beautiful scenery, legendary history and a romantic touch Hungary has many castles and mansions that were built by former aristocratic families. These historic buildings survived several wars and...

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A Photo-walk Along Budapest’s Mainstreet

A Photo-walk Along Budapest’s Mainstreet
Posted by: Márk Mervai04/02/2011

Downtown Budapest is reborn from Kálvin tér to Szabadság tér Budapest’s ‘Mainstreet’ (a Belváros Főutcája), completed in 2010, is several interconnecting streets along a 1.7-km stretch of downtown...

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The Airport Formerly Known as Ferihegy

The Airport Formerly Known as Ferihegy
Posted by: Roberta Gyori03/26/2011

Budapest Airport gets new name, new passenger hall Recently Budapest Airport underwent some major changes. It was renamed to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport in honor of the famous...

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Connecting Buda and Pest in Style

Connecting Buda and Pest in Style
Posted by: Márk Mervai03/06/2011

A photoblog of the bridges in Budapest There are eight bridges in Budapest that span the Danube. Following are some of the most beautiful historic bridges along with two of the newer ones.

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Budapest Bridges

Budapest Bridges
Posted by: Roberta Gyori02/20/2011

Fascinating History, Spectacular Architecture
Budapest is a city that is literally linked together by reminders of its rich history. Peaceful Buda and lively Pest, otherwise separated by the...

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