Since the middle of October and lasting until April sometime the Fishermens bastion is free to visit again. The guards are on winter holiday which means free entrance for the rest of us.
After a lot of work the part of the Fishermens bastion opposite the Hilton hotel is open as well, so this should give the inhabitants of Budapest as well an excuse to visit this touristy place as well!
Budapest newest shopping center is opening today. The name of the center in Hungarian is Corvin Bevásárlóközpont, and it is a part of the project named Corvin Sétány (Corvin Avenue). This is a project in the eight district of Budapest, known as one of the worst districts in the capital, demolishing old and ugly houses, building new flats, opening new restaurants, a shopping center, a fitness center and creating new office buildings.
Today is the day of the official opening of the shopping center, while most restaurants in the area are expeceted only to open in March/April 2011. In Corvin Shopping center you can find for example: C&A, Hervis, Alexandro (book store), T-Mobile, CBA (grocery store) and quite some more shops. Maybe this new centre also will bring life to the kind of abandoned Corvin cinema?