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SMART TOURISM GUIDE
This publication is a product of NOT BY CHANCE TOURIST" project (2012-2014) co-financed by the European Commission under the Youth in Action Programme.This project has been promoted by the Italian Association of people with Down Syndrome (AIPD) in partnership with Equal Partners Foundation (Malta), Spolenost rodi a ptel dt s Downovm Syndromem (Czech Republic) and Down Alaptvny (Hungary).
BudapestSMART TOURISM GUIDE
General Information page 06
Transport page 12
Map page 29
Where to sleep page 31
Where to eat page 34
Entertainment page 41
10 Place to go page 51
Walking tour 1 page 67
Walking tour 2 page 87
An idea outside the city page 93
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Budapest is the capital of Hungary.
Budapest is situated in the middle of Hungary.
Budapest is divided into 2 parts by the river Danube.
These 2 parts are called Buda and Pest.
Buda is on the Western side and Pest is on the
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Buda and Pest were united to form Budapest in 1873.
There are almost 2 million people living in Budapest.
There are 23 districts in Budapest.
The downtown districts are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
In Hungary, people speak Hungarian.
The currency used in Hungary is Forints.
The general emergency number in Hungary is 112.
Plugs in Hungary
English: > Hungarian:
Good morning! > J reggelt kvnok!
(Use this early in the morning)
Have a nice day! > J napot kvnok!
(Use this all day long until dinner-time)
Good evening! > J estt kvnok!
Good bye! > Viszontltsra!
Hi! > Szia!
What is your name? > Hogy hvnak?
I am > n vagyok.
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What is your profession? > Mi a foglalkozsod?
Street > Utca
Square > Tr
District > Kerlet
Tram > Villamos
Train > Vonat
Metro > Fldalatti
Trolley-bus > Trolibusz
Funicular > Sikl
Chairlift > Libeg
Breakfast > Reggeli
Lunch > Ebd
Dinner > Vacsora
Restaurant > tterem
Caf > Kvz
Sweet - Shop > Cukrszda
Bath > Frd
Cinema > Mozi
Theater > Sznhz
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Public Transportation in Budapest
Before you start to use public transportation in
Budapest, buy ticket!
For more information visit one of the main offices
of BKK (Centre for Budapest Transport).
At the offices you can buy tickets or passes.
About the passes you can read below.
Here also you can get maps, you might will need.
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The offices you can find:
At the airport.
At Rumbach Sebestyn Street 19-21.
This is close to Dek Fernc tr.
Monday, Tuesday 9.00 17.00
Wednesday 9.00 19.00
Thursday 9.00 17.00
Friday 9.00 15.00
On the line of the metro line number 4, at
Keleti plyaudvar (East Railwaystation) and at
Monday, Tuesday 5:30-22:00
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These are different means of public transportation
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Trolley bus (electric bus).
HV (suburban railway).
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The most popular means of transportation in Budapest
Trams number 4 and 6 go along the Nagykrt (the
They share a common terminal: Szll Klmn tr.
The terminal of tram number 4 is jbuda Kzpont.
The terminal of tram number 6 is Mricz Zsigmond
The routes of these trams are almost identical.
Tram number 2 passes between Jszai Mari tr and
It passes along the riverbank in Pest.
If you get on the tram at Jszai Mari tr, you will
pass the Parliament building.
This will be followed by Lnchd (Chain Bridge),
the Gresham Palota (Gresham Palace), the Budai
vr, (Buda Castle) and the Vigad. These will be
followed by the Erzsbet hd (Elizabeth Bridge),
the Gellrt hegy (Gellrt Hill), the Szabadsg hd
(Freedom Bridge), the Nemzeti Sznhz (National
Theatre) and finally the Milleniumi Vroskzpont
(Millennium City Centre).
The view from this tram is beautiful, making it a
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Bus number 16 travels between Dek Ferenc tr
and Szll Klmn tr.
It passes through the Buda Castle District.
It will take you to Dsz tr, the Matthias Church and
the Fishermens Bastion.
Budapest has four underground lines.
The number 1 line is also referred to as Fldalatti".
It passes from Mexiki t to Vrsmarty tr.
Its sign is a yellow capital letter M.
The number 2 line is also called the red line.
It travels from rs vezr tere to Dli Plyaudvar.
Its sign is a red capital letter M.
The number 3 line is sometimes called the blue line.
It travels from Kbnya-Kispest to jpest-Kzpont.
Its sign is a blue capital letter M.
These three lines meet in Dek Ferenc tr.
In Dek Ferenc tr you can change lines.
The number 4 line is the green line.
This line passes between Kelenfldi Plyaudvar
(Kelenfldi railway station) and Keleti Plyaudvar
(Keleti railway station).
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Buying a ticket
You need a ticket or a pass to be able to use public
It is important that you validate your ticket as soon
as you get on board a vehicle.
There are two different ways to validate your ticket.
You can validate your tickets manually on buses
and streetcars. These machines are red.
Be sure to insert your ticket into the top slot and
pull the lever towards you.
Other ticket machines are orange.
The orange ticket machines are electric.
Insert your ticket into the slot and wait for the beep.
The sound of the beep means your ticket has been
If you have a pass, you do not need to validate it.
You can buy a ticket or a pass in the ticket offices.
There are ticket offices at most of the stations, as
well as at the terminals.
Tickets are sold at newsstands as well.
There are special offers for tourists.
We recommend that you make use of these offers.
Tourists can choose from a number of passes.
The 24-hour ticket is valid for 24 hours, that is, for
an entire day.
The 72-hour ticket is valid for 72 hours, which is
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The Budapest Card is also available.
With this card you can get discounts in museums
and other tourist attractions.
If you use this card, transportation will be free.
For further information visit this website:
For more information visit
On www.bkk.hu/en/main-page/news/ you can find a
route planner which is a useful tool to help you plan
your travels around the city.
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