Hotels recommendations for March

Spring has arrived in Budapest. This is a great time to visit the Hungarian capital, and here you can find some hotel recommendations for March.

Below you can find a list presenting good hotels with great prices in Budapest in March. They are all centrally located, and have good prices currently. Not all hotels include breakfast in their prices, so make sure to check this out if it is important to you. Good luck and see you soon in Budapest!

Budapest
Kempinski
– Le Meridien

Budapest
Hotel President
Eurostars Budapest Center
Carat Boutique Hotel

Budapest
Star Inn Hotel Budapest Centrum
Hotel Erzsébet

If you want more information about some of the above mentioned hotels, and maybe read more about other Budapest hotels as well, check out our Budapest hotels-page.

Elvis Presley Square in Budapest

Soon Elvis Presley will give name to a new square in Budapest. In 1957 Elvis supported the uprising of the Hungarians against the Communists, and due to this the local government of Budapest has decided to dedicate a square to Elvis Presley. There are 12 different squares participating for the title, and at www.budapest.hu you can vote for your own favorite (as far as we can see it is only possible to vote at the Hungarian version of the page).

Who knows, maybe next time you visit Budapest you can visit the Elvis Presley square as well?

Shakira Budapest

Shakira Budapest
Shakira Budapest

In 2011 Shakira will do quite a lot of concerts around in Europe, and during her tour she will visit Bucharest, Belgrade, Zagreb, Graz, Paris and quite some other cities. But, if you would like to see and hear Shakira in Budapest, then you better come to the capital of Hungary May 5th, because that is when the Budapest Shakira concert will be arranged. The concert venue is the usual Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena, and it will packed again as Shakira enters the stage.

The Colombian singer Shakira who was born in 1977 has a whole lot of fans in Hungary. We have read that Shakira can speak Spanish, English, Portugese, as well as some Italian, Spanish and Arabic. The question is though if Shakira will speak even some Hungarian as she enters the stage in Budapest? At least a “szia” or maybe even “egeszségedre”… who knows? If you want to be at the Shakira concert in Budapest, you can buy tickets using the link beneath this text.

Shakira Budapest
Budapest Sportarena
May 5th, 2011 – 20:00

Tickets: WorldTicketShop

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Santana Budapest

Santana Budapest
Santana Budapest

Only 5 days after the Sting concert in Budapest Sportarena another legend will enter the stage in the main concert arena of Budapest. This time the legendary guitar player Santana will perform, and this will be yet another amazing concert. If we remember correct last time Santana was in Budapest several hundred thousand people were there, due to the fact that it was an outdoor, free concert. During this Santana concert there wan’t be that many people, but the concert venue will for sure be packed, so grab hold of your Santana tickets today.

Santana Budapest
Budapest Sportarena
July 5th, 2011 – 20.00

Tickets: WorldTicketShop

Prague attractions

More info about Santana: (source: Wikipedia)
Carlos Augusto Alves Santana  was born July 20th in 1947. He is a Mexican American rock guitarist. Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusion. The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. Rolling Stone ranked Santana number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards.

Sting Budapest

Sting concert in Budapest
Sting concert in Budapest
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner will come to Budapest to have a concert on the last day of June 2011. I guess he is more famous as Sting, but Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner is his original name. Sting has been to Budapest several and his Budapest concerts always bring lots of people to town, so I guess it will do the same now.

The English artist Sting was born in 1951, which means that he will turn 60 years old in 2011. But, Sting is still going strong, and I guess everyone who comes to his Budapest concert will see and hear that.

The Sting concert will be arranged in Budapest Sportarena on June 30th, starting at 20.00.

Sting Budapest
June 30, 2011 – 20:00
Budapest Sportarena

Tickets: WorldTicketShop

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More about Sting (source: Wikipedia)
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, better known by his professional name of Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, activist, actor and philanthropist. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist of the rock band “The Police”.

Sting has varied his musical style throughout his career, incorporating distinct elements of jazz, reggae, classical, new age, and worldbeat into his music. He has as a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, and an Oscar nomination for the best song. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Facebook is helping tourism

Did you know that Facebook has a very important role in deciding where you go for your hollidays?  In a survey made by Skyscanner it is revealed that 52% decides where to go based on pictures other friends have uploaded to Facebook from their own hollidays. The best way to make a commercial of a place you have been is therefore to upload some pictures to your Facebook profile.

Have you been to Budapest? Would you recommend the city to others? Why not upload some nice Budapest pictures to your Facebook profile, and that might inspire some of your friends to come and visit this beautiful city along the Danube as well. And if you have some nice pictures, you can share them with us on our wall as well!

I guess this also deals with restaurants. A nice picture from a Budapest restaurant where you can see a delicious plate with even better food on, will for sure inspire friends and enemies to visit the same place as you have been.

Dont you want to visit Karpatia when you see this?
Dont you get hungry when you see this?

Picture made in Karpatia