In the centre of Heroes Sq (Hősök tere) is a 36m-high pillar backed by colonnades to the right and left. Topping the pillar is the Angel...
This public space holds a sprawling monument constructed to honour the millennial anniversary (in 1896) of the Magyar conquest of the...
This huge zoo, which opened with 500 animals in 1866, has an excellent collection of big cats, hippopotamuses, polar bears and giraffes,...
Sparty (see what they did there?) organises a variety of weekly club nights in the Széchenyi Baths combining drinking, house and funk...
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XIV Gundel Károly út 4 · interesting places nearby
Gundel, next to the zoo and directly behind the Museum of Fine Arts, is the city’s fanciest (and most famous) restaurant, with a tradition dating back to 1894. Sunday brunch (11.30am to 3pm; 6800/3400Ft per adult/child), a multicourse themed gobble-fest of cold and warm dishes and desserts that changes every week, is heartily recommended.
At other times we’ve always found Gundel to be vastly overpriced, offering little value for money. Apparently it still feeds the Habsburgs (or what’s left of them) when they’re in town.