Budapest Queen Of The Danube
Our travelogue will show you the most attractive sights of the Hungarian capital, also known as the "Queen of the Danube" - the famous pedestrian zone on the Vaci utca, the Chain Bridge, the Danube riverfront, the Castle Hill, and much more. The quiet Buda, with its Castle, National Gallery, counterpart to the lively Pest on the other side of the Danube boasting of its late 19th century boulevards, houses and palaces.
You will visit Europe''s largest Parliament, the State Opera House, National Museum or Museum of Fine Arts in Heroes'' Square. Budapest is also noted for its Art Nouveau style, as exemplified by its Natural History Museum, Post Savings Bank and other edifices. The city''s Gellert Hotel competes with the neo-Baroque Szechenyi Spa. Its spas and water sport complexes make it the world''s largest spa city. Other sights include ancient excavations and Turkish spas as well as the City Park with Vajdahunyad Castle, the Zoo, the Vidanpark amusement centre or the large Margit Island.
The citadel named after the martyr Gellert whose monument lies nearby is a popular tourist destination. The city''s oldest building is the Inner City Parish Church, rebuilt in the gothic-Baroque style. The finest basilica in Budapest is consecrated to St.Stephen, the first Hungarian king. Another major sight in the Jewish quarter is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe as well as special cave shrines.
And the city''s life? You will visit the csarda, a typical local pub with live gypsy music, and see a performance of the National Folk ensemble. All this and much more is offered in the individual chapters of this DVD, which is certain to leave you with unforgettable impressions of Hungary''s capital - Budapest.