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Művész Kávéház – Budapest, Hungary

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Művész Kávéház

Reataurant – Cafe – Bar
(36)  1 – 352 1337
(36)  1 – 343 3544
1061 Budapest  District 6,
Andrássy út 29.
Budapes
t, Hungary

www.muveszkavehaz.hu

Only a block away from the Opera (the opposite direction from the Callas)  the Művész Kávéház  smolders in  the atmosphere of an authentic eastern European coffee house- which it has been from 1899.   The ambiance is complete with its tall-smoky ceilings, dim golden light and crystal chandeliers.  Upon entry you will find, in the first room, a small bar with a nice selection of aperitifs.   Passing to the second room , you encounter a desert display with a diverse selection of delicious treats.

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Stopping in the lovely Művész Kávéház coffee house before or after the Opera is a wonderful plan.  The desserts are amazing and during the warmer months, the outdoor seating is quite pleasant.

Getting there is very easy as it is quite close to the M1 Opera metro stop, or via the Trolley-bus.

 

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Callas Café – Budapest, Hungary

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Callas Café

Reataurant – Cafe
(36)  1 – 354 0954
kerület, Andrássy út 20 | District 6
Budapes
t, Hungary

www.callascafe.hu

OPEN HOURS:
8:30am – 12:00pm Monday – Friday
10:00am – 12:00pm Saturday – Sunday

Renovated in 2006,  the beautiful art deco Callas Café offers slow service, good coffee and absolutely amazing location- right next to the Opera House.  It is a bit touristic worth visiting when you are in the area for a quiet moment. With the diva’s name what other location could’ve have.

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Új Színház – Budapest, Hungary

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Új Színház

(New Theatre)
(36) 1 – 269 6021
(36) 1 – 269 6024
(36) 1 – 351 8510
1061 Budapest Paulay Ede utca 35
Budapest, Hungary

www.szinhaz.hu.

TICKET OFFICE HOURS:
2:00pm – 7:00pm  Daily

The New Theater – Új Színház – is located across the street from the opera house.  Walk to the end of the narrow Dalszinhaz Utca and you will see this very striking Art Deco edifiace.

Designed in 1909 bu Hungarian architect Béla Lajta the Új Színház was originally the night club Parisiana.  In 1910 the name was changed to the Crystal Pallace and in 1912 it was changed again to the simpler Dance Pallace. The name game continued in 1919 when  the moniker became the Variety Theatre and then quickly afterwards in 1925 The National Theatre and later both the Studio Theatre and Andrássy Theatre.

In the 1950’s the façade was restored and it was once again renamend to the Jókai Theatre. In the 60’s the facade frieze was demolished and the buidling become the Thalia.  Finally to be restored and resurrected in the 80’s as the Új Színház.

Currently the building is still quite striking and worth a look when you are in the neighborhood.

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Széchenyi Baths – Budapest, Hungary

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Széchenyi Baths

Bath House
(36)  1 – 363 3210
H-1146 Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 11
Budapes
t, Hungary

www.szechenyibath.com

OPEN HOURS:
6:00am – 10:00pm Every Day

The Széchenyi Baths are the heart and soul of Budapest.  Here one hears children giggling,  lovers canoodling and old-men chatting.  Truly a local hangout where you can be a part of the city, as opposed to a visitor to the city.

The Széchenyi Baths are in an exceedingly large neo-Baroque building, located on the edge of Varosliget (City Park).  The same park of the Hősök tere (Heroes’ Square) and next to the Szepmuveszeti Museum (Museum) of Fine Arts and the Mucsarnok.  In winter there is also an Ice Rink!

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There are 3 outdoor pools!  The one in the center is  large & relatively cool in temperature and  is used mostly for exercise (may people swimming laps).  The two smaller side pools are much warmer.  The far pool is quite fun and seems to be geared more towards youth, having a fast-jet spiral that draws raucus laughter out of those spinning through!  The nearer pool is geared more towards sedate conversation, chess and a slightly more introspective crowd- with large gatherings of people in conversation or huddled around gaming tables.  Of course there is plenty of cross-pollinating between all!

Inside, one can find Turkish-style thermal baths that contain heavy mineral spring water.  There is also the normal assortment of treatments and therapies available.  In summer, there is a rooftop deck open for sunbathing.

Bring swimsuit and flipflops with you.  And if you go in winter – be prepared for steaming water, frigid air and to stay in the warm water for hours! (bring a robe)

Széchenyi is certainly one of the places not to miss when you travel to Budapest.  Highest of our recommendations.

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New York Café – Budapest, Hungary

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New York Café

(formerly Café Hungária)
Reataurant – Cafe
(36)  1 – 886 6111
VII. Erzsebet korut 9-11
| District 7,
Budapes
t, Hungary

www.boscolohotels.com

OPEN HOURS:
9:00am – 1:00am  Everyday

This outstanding edifice was ommissioned by the New York Insurance Company 1n 1894, the New York Palace was built according to the plans of Alajos Hauszmann, Flóris Korb and Kálmán Giergl.  It was recently renovated  in 2006 and is part of the Boscolo New York Palace Hotel.

The first thing you notice when entering is a large  self standing sign, next to the  hostess podium, stating “NO PHOTOGRAPHS.’  Why!  Everything afterword, other then the decor, consists of a plane, overpriced menu,  a stylized pop and jazz soundtrack, and  poor service.

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The room itself is lavish rococo which when renovated, consisted of guilding  everything.  Except the too modern chairs and tables- which fail to blend into the style in which it was renovated.

Unfortunately, no atmosphere remains of the old days  the stories about

It’s worth going to see the building and have a coffee to kill the curiosity.  If nothing else, the wall sconces outside the door are worth the trip! (photos below).

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