Budapest

Budapest

by DK Travel Writers
     
 
Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency,

Overview

Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency, transportation, and communications. As world traveler and TV personality Michael Palin says, "the Eyewitness Travel Guides are irresistibly seductive.... They also deliver where it matters most -- uncluttered and accurate information." Headed to the capital of the Republic of Hungary? Then take along the most comprehensive travel handbook to seeing the sights of this remarkable city -- DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Budapest. More than 700 color photographs, precise street-by-street maps, and vivid 3-D illustrated aerial views guide you through the city's six districts, leading you to major sights along suggested routes that direct you past key architectural wonders and monuments. The Hungarian National Gallery is showcased in a four-page feature complete with floor plans, photos of its major artworks, and summaries of the institute's collections. Additional special features spotlight Mayas Church, the Gellert Hotel and Baths Complex, Parliament, St. Stephen's Basilica, the Hungarian National Museum, and the State Opera House. Beyond Budapest, the Further Afield chapter highlights the remains of the Roman town, Aquincum, and offers day or overnight excursions to the charming villages beyond the city. The guide includes two fascinating guided walks, one taking you through Obuda, and the other around Margaret Island, in themiddle of the Danube River. From its ancient Roman beginnings through occupations and revolutions to its contemporary rebirth, Budapest's turbulent history is showcased in an exceptional chapter complete with timelines, overviews of each significant era, and illustrations and photos of major artifacts. Other informative features spotlight Hungarian cuisine, intoxicating spirits, traditional folkcrafts, and much more. No trip to Budapest is complete without DK's entertaining and educational travel guide--an impressive gateway to the treasures of this fascinating eastern European city.

Editorial Reviews

Playboy
Easily the best city guides available today.
Chicago Tribune
The most graphically exciting and visually pleasing series on the market.
People Magazine
Want to know where to get a great espresso on your way to the Uffizi? Or how much to tip a hotel maid in New York City? Try these travel guides, each an intricate trove of 3-D aerial views, landmark floor plans, color photos and essential eating, shopping and entertainment info. With titles covering Paris, Prague, and London, these pocket-sized guides are like a Michelangelo fresco: deliriously rich in detail.
Contra Costa Times
This is a guidebook series that always seems to inspire smiles...You feel, looking at them, as if you could close the book and step into the street.
New York Times
Each book is a visual as well as informational feast about a particular place.
New York Daily News
Each new Eyewitness Guide adds more of the world to this wonderfully visual series.... What sets these guides apart from others is their striking, three-dimensional cutaways of key sites.
Dallas Morning News
Hats off to DK for the Eyewitness Travel Guides...[they] raise the bar for all others.
U.S. News & World Report
Both novice and experienced travelers will be captivated.
US News & World Report
For comprehensive advice that is attractively presented, publisher Dorling Kindersley's guides for serious travelers are tough to beat.
Travel & Leisure
Encyclopedic in scope, it's meant to be used before, during, and after your stay.
Sky Magazine
The best travel guides ever.
New York Times Syndicate
Eyewitness Travel Guides are marvels of writing, color photography and illustration. What makes these so special is their thoroughness.
North American Press Syndication
Eyewitness Travel Guides, considered to be the world's best travel resource to over 30 destinations around the world, make it easier to plan a splendid vacation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789441805
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/1999
Series:
Eyewitness Travel Guides Series
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
4.94(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.63(d)

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