Night shots from Heroes Square

Today is the last day of February, and the spring is about to come. We hope the pictures below can make your day more enjoyable, and maybe inspire you to come visit Budapest in 2009. If so, book your hotel/apartment, join us on a guided tour and make 2009 a beautiful year visiting Budapest!

The Heroes Square
The Heroes Square in Budapest was built for the millenium celebration in 1896. During the preparations for the millenium a lot of changes were done in the city, and one of them were the making of the Heroes Square. Some changes have taken place at the square since then, but we can for sure say that the square is one of the most beautiful places in Budapest.

At the pictures below taken from Heroes Square by night you can see the Archangel Gabriel, two colonnades with different statues (famous Hungarian personalities), the seven tribe leaders leading the Hungarians into Hungary in 896… and at both sides of the square you can visit a museum; the Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Hall.

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Nice eating in Budapest

Yesterday it was Torkos Csütörtök, and as I mentioned before, we were out to enjoy it. Unfortunately I was only able to visit two restaurants (time did not allow more), but that was both fun, interesting and gave some new experiences.

Lunch at Spoon
Budapest RestaurantAt noon we entered into Spoon with my wife and ate our lunch there. We ate Caesar Salad and an Angus Steak, and for dessert we ate Brownie a’ la Spoon and Cinnamon flavoured apple rings in pastry coat with homemade nut ice cream. It was nice to sit in a restaurant were you can watch the castle as you eat. Even more interesting was to watch the castle as you pee (worth a try). Not many restaurants in Budapest give you that possibility.

The food at Spoon was really good, but I felt as if the portions were to small, compared to the price (of course it was cheap yesterday, but knowing that it would cost twice as much on a normal day it felt to expensive, for too little). The desserts were the highlight of our stay, and the floating chocolate inside the Brownie was really good!

Dinner at Il Patio
Budapest RestaurantWe had not planned to eat dinner outside, but some appointments were cancelled and suddenly we had some free hours. Most restaurants were packed yesterday, but we decided to visit Il Patio at Deak Square, and eat there, if they had a free table for us. They had!

My wife was not really hungry, so she only ate a starter. They waiter told us it would not be much, but she insisted on eating only that, as she did not feel hungry. She ordered Focaccia alla Cipolla e Bacon, which looked as some kind of a pizza, only very, very thin! And in fact she got so much, that the starter became even to much for here! Nice start!

As I have been in Il Patio before eating a salad, I wanted to try a real italian pizza this time. That is why I ordered a Prosciutto e Funghi with cheezy crust. As the food came we ate it all up, and finishing it we were both full. Still I was thinking about how much this would cost, and knew that so far we had only used around 3000 forints (we had bought two drinks as well). That is why we ordered a Banana Split for dessert, and though we were both full, we both had some extra dessert space. It was very good! As payment time arrived the price should have been around 4500 Forint, but because of Torkos Csütörtök it was only 2473 Forint or something (Service Fee was added to the bill automaticly). Leaving the restaurant I though that it would be cheap anyway, but getting it for half price it felt as a robbery, though a legal one!

We enjoyed the day, and Saturday we will continue as Baraka is having “Torkos Csütörtök” for four days, ending Sunday.

Torkos csütörtök 2009, TODAY

Torkos csütörtökToday its Torkos Csütörtök, so if you are not sitting with your laptop and reading this in a restaurant with wireless, it is time to move out and visit a Budapest restaurant. Today you can enjoy half price on all meals in a lot of restaurants, so you have all reasons to eat your breakfast, your lunch, your dinner, your supper… your whatever outside today.

For more information about Torkos Csütörtök, read this page. On that page you can also find out which restaurants give you 50% discount on all meals today! Enjoy your day, and make space in your stomach for lots of good food!

The picture on the right is taken from Trófea Grill, showing two cakes you pick from the buffee table. Trófea Grill does NOT have 50 % discount today!

Most popular pictures

We love pictures and so does our visitors. That is why we always try to add pictures to every single page, especially those that deals with attractions, programs, museums and restaurants. We are also counting how many people visit the different pages, and below you can see which five pictures were the most popular pictures last week!

AC/DC tour in Europe has started

AC/DC has started their tour in 2009, and the opening city was Oslo, Norway. The tickets for that concert were sold out within one hour. Some Norwegian papers commented that the concert looked very similar to the one they had a couple of years ago, but that it still was a great show!

All around Europe the tickets has been sold out very fast, and so also for the Budapest concert. AC/DC will come to Budapest 23 March, and TicketPro has no more tickets left (they were sold out in approximately two weeks). Still WorldTicketShop claim to have tickets for the concert, so if you need some, just visit WorldTicketShop. The tickets there are of course very expensive, but if you really need those tickets, you might pay the price anyway.

While waiting you can watch this Youtube video showing some scenes from the opening concert of the Black Ice tour (video posted in 2008).

AC/DC in Budapest

What a surprise! :)

Madonna TicketsIt is February 20 and the time is 10.05 as I write this. For those informed they know that the ticketsale for the Madonna concert in Budapest started five minutes ago. So, I thought I would visit TicketPro just for fun, to see if what I predicted yesterday turned out to be true (overloaded servers and delays). First I got an error page coming up trying to enter the TicketPro homepage. Second time I entered a temporary page that said:

“Dear Customers! Our website is under heavy demand at the moment. In order to serve you with tickets with the highest possible standards we temporary stopped providing content on this site. If you are here to buy your Madonna ticket, please follow this link.”

Then I tried clicking the link, but I received a new error page. Then I tried again… a new error page. And now I am writing this article. But, it is just to try for everyone, and then it will probably become better within some hours, hopefully!