Lonely Planet Hungary (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Hungary is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ogle sinuous Art Nouveau architecture in Budapest, take a cruise along the blue Danube, or see the dust fly at a cowboy show; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Hungary and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Hungary Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
- Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, architecture, painting, folk art, music, literature, etiquette, religion, landscapes, wildlife, wine, cuisine, and more.
- Free, convenient pull-out Budapest map (included in print version), plus over 40 maps
- Useful features - including First Time Hungary, Eat & Drink Like a Local and Month by Month (annual festival calendar)
- Coverage of Budapest, the Danube Bend, Lake Balaton, Szeged, Pecs, Sopron, Southern Transdanubia, the Great Plain, Western Transdanubia, Eger, Northern Uplands, Szentendre, Visegrad, Villany, and more.
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Hungary, our most comprehensive guide to Hungary, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
- Looking for a guide focused on Budapest? Check out Lonely Planet's Budapest guide for a comprehensive look at what the city has to offer.
- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern Europe guide.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Steve Fallon, Anna Kaminski and Caroline Sieg.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
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mock-up of a Roman bath. Most of the big sculptures and stone sarcophagi are outside, to the left of the old museum building or behind it in the lapidarium. Matthias Church CHURCH Offline map Google map (Mátyás Templom; www.matyas-temlom.hu; I Szentháromság tér 2; adult/concession 1000/700Ft; 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat, 1-5pm Sun) The pointed spire and colourful tiled roof of this neo-Gothic church rise above the streets of Castle Hill. Budapest residents are divided over its exterior: some
er, rightful (ugh!) owners. Budapest’s neoclassical cathedral took more than 50 years to build and was completed in 1906. Much of the interruption had to do with a fiasco in 1868 when the dome collapsed during a storm. The structure had to be demolished and rebuilt from the ground up. After a complete facelift in 2003, the interior is no longer gloomy and its dome, reached by lift and 146 steps, offers a superb 360-degree view of the city. BUDAPEST’S JEWS Jews have lived in Hungary since
BATHHOUSE Offline map Google map (Király Gyógyfürdő; 202 3688; www.spasbudapest.com; II Fő utca 84; daily ticket with cabin 2300Ft; 9am-9pm; 86) The four pools here, with water temperatures between 26°C and 40°C, are genuine Turkish baths erected in 1570, and have a wonderful skylit central dome (though the place is begging for renovation). Bathing is mixed every day of the week, so pack a swimsuit. A range of massages and pedicures are on offer. Lukács BATHHOUSE Offline map Google map (Lukács
by Celts, Romans and Avars – the latter building a circular fort (a gyűrű, from which the town took its name) – before King Stephen established a bishopric at Győr in the 11th century. Győr has come under attack several times, with the Ottomans capturing the town for four years in the late 16th century; in 1809, Napoleon’s forces destroyed the formidable castle, and during WWII the Allies targeted the town’s factories and railway, though this busy hub has bounced back since. Győr Sights 1
Nádasdy Museum MUSEUM (Várkerület 1; adult/student 800/400Ft; 10am-4pm Tue-Sun) Sárvár’s main sight is the pentagonal Nádasdy Castle, which dominates the town and is reachable by a low bridge across a dry moat. The palatial interior of the Ferenc Nádasdy Museum was the venue for some of the grisly murders committed in the 17th century by Erzsébet Báthory – the wife of Ferenc Nádasdy, or the ‘Black Captain’, though any mentions of Sárvár’s most notorious resident are conspicuously omitted from