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"Discover Budapest with the most knowledgeable and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to soak in a spa, soak up culture with world-class opera and Art Nouveau architecture, or simply digest the city's best coffee and cake, The Rough Guide to Budapest will show you ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, relax and shop along the way. Inside The Rough Guide to Budapest - Independent, trusted reviews written in Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget.- Full-colour maps throughout - navigate the central boulevards or the old centre of Óbuda without needing to get online.- Stunning, inspirational images - Itineraries - carefully planned, themed routes to help you organize your trip and see the very best of the city.- Detailed coverage - whether in the city centre or up in the Buda Hills and beyond, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered: the Belváros (Inner City); Lipótváros and Újlipótváros; Terézváros and Erzsébetváros; the Városliget (City Park) and the stadium district; Józsefváros and Ferencváros; the Var and central Buda; Gellért-hegy and the Tában; Óbuda and Margít-sziget; the Buda Hills. Attractions include: St Stephen's Basilica; Fishermen's Bastion; Hungarian National Gallery; Applied Arts Museum; the Vár (Castle Hill); Holocaust Memorial Centre; the Palace of Arts; House of Terror; Great Synagogue; Széchenyi Baths; ruin bars; children's railways and chairlift; Hungarian Railway History Park; Memento Park; Palace of Miracles; Tropicarium; Nagytétényi Castle.- Listings chapters - from accommodation to cafés and patisseries, arts and entertainment, plus shopping, baths and pools and Kids' Budapest.- Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, city tours, the media, festivals, culture and etiquette, public holidays and more.- Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, music, and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with the Rough Guide to Budapest "