Archive for December, 2006

Las Vegas Casino Budapest

Posted in Budapest Hotels by arpiboy on December 30th, 2006

The Casino Las Vegas is in the building of Hotel Sofitel Budapest right at the Chain Bridge in the Pest bank of the Danube.

Fishermen’s Bastion

Posted in Budapest Castle by arpiboy on December 19th, 2006

Fishermen’s Bastion Budapest
Built on medieval foundations. Fishermen’s Bastion is a series stairways and corridors between two corner bastions which connect Hunyadi Janos street with Trinity Square (Szentharomsag ter).

The open galleries are supported by columns and there are parapetted terraces at the top. The edifice was constructed between 1895 and 1902 to design by Frigyes Schulek. Seriously damaged during the Word War II (WWII), Fishermen’s Bastion was restored 1954 by Laszlo Boros.

Matthias Church Budapest

Posted in Budapest Castle by arpiboy on December 18th, 2006

matthias church
In the Budapest Castle on the east side of the Trinity Square (Szentharomsag ter) rises the magnificent bulk of Matthias Church. Dating back to the early Middle Ages, it was rebuild at the end of the 19 Th. century.

A walk around the exterior and the visit inside, including the Treasury downstairs are not to be missed. Matthias Church was the coronation church of the kings of Hungary and it also contains the remains of King Bela III and Ferench Queen, Anne of Chatillon, whose sarcophagi can be seen in a side chapel on the north side.

Ferenc Puskas Hungarian Football Legend

Posted in Budapest Articles by arpiboy on December 10th, 2006

Ferenc Puskas Hungarian Football Legend has died and makes Final Journey on Saturday 9 of December.

ferenc puskas photo
Ferenc Puskas died on 2006 November 17 aged 79 of cardiovascular.
Puskas was the best-known Hungarian of the 20th century’.
He was considered one of the best football players of all time, scoring more than 600 career goals between 1943 and 1966. Puskas has scored a remarkable 83 goals in 84 international matches for Hungary between 1945 and 1956.

The President of Hungary Laszlo Solyom was the first to lay a wreath at the foot of Ferenc Puskas’ coffin, as a guard of honor stood by beneath the Saint Stephen’s Basilica’s grand dome in Budapest.

Ferenc Puskas was called the most famous Hungarian man and “Ocsi” or “Little Brother,” or “Galloping Major” and “Booming Cannon”.
He won three European Cup titles with Real Madrid.

Van Gogh Budapest

Posted in Museums in Budapest by arpiboy on December 9th, 2006

Van Gogh in Budapest
Van Gogh Exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
2 December 2006 – 20 March 2007
Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Thursdays until 10 p.m. with special Museum programs
Closed on Mondays except 1 January 2007
Closed on 24, 25, 31 December 2006

Admission: HUF 3.400

museum of fine arts budapest
Address of the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest

Dózsa György street 41
1146 Budapest (Heroes’ Square near to the City Park and the Time Wheel)
Telephone: +36 1 469 7100
Fax: +36 1 469 7171

Ferenc Puskas

Posted in Budapest Info by arpiboy on December 7th, 2006

The Galloping Major Ferenc Puskas in Hungarian Puskás Öcsi died at the age of 79 on November 17, 2006. The funeral will be on Saturday December 9, 2006 in the Saint Stephen Basilica Budapest. Ferenc Puskas is considered one of the best footballers ever all over the World.

Inter Europa Bank Budapest

Posted in Night Photos by arpiboy on December 5th, 2006

Inter Europa Bank
The building of the Inter Europa Bank on the Szabadsag Square Budapest by night.

Westend Mall Budapest Skating

Posted in Budapest Info by arpiboy on December 3rd, 2006

Westend Skating Budapest
If you’d like skating in Budapest there are some places to do so.

Westend Mall Budapest skating
One of the small skating places at is in the downtown of Budapest next to the Nyugati Railway Station on top of the Westend Mall’s garage.