Budapestby 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, 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.
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