Párisi Udvar


Built in 1909, Párisi Udvar is a stunning, ornately decorated piece of Eclectic architecture, with Moorish, Gothic and art nouveau elements. It was for decades a delightful but down-at-heel shopping arcade but is currently receiving a top-to-bottom renovation and will reopen as a 130-room Hyatt hotel some time in 2019.

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1. Váci utca

0.16 MILES

The capital’s premier pedestrian shopping street is crammed for the most part with chain stores, touristy restaurants, ripoff bars and a smattering of…

2. Thonet House

0.17 MILES

The four-storey Thonet House is an art nouveau masterpiece designed and built by Ödön Lechner in 1890.

3. Inner Town Parish Church

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A Romanesque church was first built on the eastern side of Március 15 tér in the 12th century, within a Roman fortress. The present church was rebuilt in…

4. Contra Aquincum

0.18 MILES

Under Plexiglas in V Március 15 tér you'll find the remains of a Roman fortress – an outpost of the Roman town of Aquincum – dating back to the 3rd…

5. Philanthia

0.18 MILES

The Philanthia flower shop sells all sorts of gift items but you've come to admire the original (and very rare) art nouveau interior designed by master…

6. Török Bank House

0.18 MILES

Designed by Henrik Böhm and Ármin Hegedűs in 1906, 'Turkish Bank' House is worth a look. It has an almost totally glass-covered facade, and in the upper…

7. Petőfi Museum of Literature


Just north of Egyetem tér and housed in the sumptuous neoclassical Károly Palace (Károlyi Palota), dating from 1840, this museum is devoted to Sándor…

8. Károly Garden

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A pleasant place to take a breather, this flowered-filled garden was built for the Károly Palace, which now houses the Petőfi Museum of Literature…