Hungary – Buda & Pest

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The former Boscolo Budapest Hotel is now the New York Palace Budapest a member of The Dedica Anthology, an upscale Italian hotel brand. The hotel welcomes guests with unique combination of historic grandeur and contemporary comfort. The hotel is famous for the New York Café, often referred to as the most beautiful café in the world, a masterpiece of belle epoque opulence. The fine dining restaurant, Salon, was recently voted the best restaurant in Budapest. The hotel’s proximity to the city center makes it easy to visit all the city’s landmarks, including the Chain Bridge and the Danube.

W Hotel Budapest is due to open 2020 in the heart of the city at Andrássy Avenue, also known as Budapest’s Champs-Elysees. The elegant Andrássy Avenue is one of Budapest’s major cultural hubs with a wide range of museums and examples of fine architecture. Housed in the remarkable Drechsler Palace, this 5-star property will be completely remodeled to incorporate the brand’s contemporary design and will feature 162 stylish guest rooms and suites.

Onyx is the second restaurant in Budapest to receive the prestigious Michelin Star recognition from Michelin Guide. Onyx’s Executive Chef, Szabina Szullo, is the first Hungarian chef to receive the award. The Hungarian owned restaurant prides itself in its “home grown” staff and sourcing its ingredients and wine selections from within Hungary.

The Museum of Fine Arts, first opened in 1906 and heavily damaged during World War II, will reopen after years of reconstruction on October 31, 2018. This stunning building in Heroes’ Square will provide Budapest with a beautiful new venue. The museum’s collection is made up of international art, including all periods of European art and comprises more than 100,000 pieces.

Hollywood Studios in Hungary? Korda Studios, named after Sir Alexander Korda, a Hungarian-born British film producer and director, is located 18 miles northwest of Budapest in the wine-making village of Etyek. Guests can tour the studios, host events and even experience their own movie shoot.

Did You Know?

LOT Polish Airlines now offers direct, non-stop flights from Chicago and New York JFK to Budapest six times per week.

Hungary is a member of the European Union but does not use the Euro. The Hungarian currency is the HUF (Hungarian Forint), and the exchange rate makes Hungary a great value.

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Hungary was formerly a part of the Roman Empire. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Huns, the people of the country at that time, named the country Hungary. The Hungarian language is a direct descendent of what was spoken by the Huns and is not an Indo-European language.

Budapest has the second largest synagogue in the world and the largest in Europe. The Dohany Street Synagogue seats 3,000 and is included in the Budapest UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Budapest is hot, literally, with more thermal springs than any other capital city in the world. The hot springs have given birth to dozens of medicinal baths and to a bathing culture that dates to the Roman times.


Recipe from Hungary –
Hungarian Goulash 

Hungary Food

Traditional Hungarian goulash is a great example of how a few simple ingredients, properly cooked, can produce an incredible flavor!