Visible Cities Budapest: A City Guide

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Somerset, Ltd., Mar 2, 2005 - History - 208 pages
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With rich images and detailed text, the tumultuous history, local legends, and colorful character of Budapest are revealed in this visual travel guide. Travelers will discover what the Hapsburg emperor said about Europe’s most beautiful opera house, why the Hungarians eat paprika, and who bowed to the ground in thanks when he first saw Buddha. The coffeehouses of Budapest and their resident poets, the steamy Turkish baths, and the old haunts of the pashas, the stern-faced symbols of Communism and the Renaissance splendors of a vanished world, are described in lively detail. Eight guided walks highlight the city’s ancient history, grandiose architecture, vibrant culture, savory restaurants, and local traditions.

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About the author (2005)

Annabel Barber is the author of Visible Cities Dubrovnik and Visible Cities Vienna. She is a former editor at Budapest Magazines and a food and wine columnist for The Budapest Business Journal. Emma Roper-Evans is the coauthor of Visible Cities Krakow. They both live in Budapest, Hungary.

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