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Hidden places in Budapest worth discovering, recommended by CNN

CNN is being amazing and so supportive about Hungary as Budapest is featured among their recommendations quite often. This time, they made a list of 9 hidden places worth discovering. Most of them are admission-free, however we recommend buying a ticket to the Museum of Applied Arts and Miksa Róth Memorial House as you will be mesmerised by the amazing architecture.

  • Art Nouveau masterpieces of Ödön Lechner: Dubbed the “Hungarian Gaudi” due to his bold and visually daring approach, Lechner’s buildings are dotted around the city, including the Museum of Applied Arts, the Hungarian Geological Institute, National Bank of Hungary and the National Institute for the Blind. Dubbed the “Hungarian Gaudi” due to his bold and visually daring approach, Lechner’s buildings are dotted around the city, including the Museum of Applied Arts, the Hungarian Geological Institute, National Bank of Hungary and the National Institute for the Blind.  The jewels of Lechner-designed buildings in Budapest include the mesmerizing National Institute for the Blind.
  • Aquincum: The ruins of this ancient city, which was originally the capital of the Roman province of Pannonia, can be found in various locations around Budapest, with the highest concentration of sights in the Óbuda district.
  • Pinball Museum: With a collection of more than 100 pinball machines and 30 vintage arcade games, the Pinball Museum is a hidden gem as well as a quirky pop-culture institution.
  • Miksa Róth Memorial House: The spectacular stained beauty of Art Nouveau stained-glass maker Róth’s creations are on display at this museum devoted to his life and work. The amazing collection of mosaics, glass and furniture in this museum takes visitors back to the atmosphere of the turn of the 20th century
  • Király Baths: One of the only remaining original Turkish baths built during the Ottoman occupation of Hungary in the 16th century, a visit to Király Baths allows you to combine spa leisure with sightseeing.
  • Feneketlen Lake: An unexpected oasis of calm in the bustling megapolis, Feneketlen Lake (feneketlen means bottom-less), which is a popular place for urban fishing, is surrounded by a scenic park with a tennis court and a running track.
  • Kerepesi Cemetery: Founded in 1847, this grandiose graveyard occupies over 56 hectares and serves as the final resting place for some of the most significant people in Hungarian history.
  • Buda Hills: This range of hills rising up to 500 meters along the Buda side of Budapest offers a variety of outdoor activities as well as awe-inspiring vistas of the Hungarian capital.
  • Romai-part: This stretch of the Danube bank boasts a wide selection of eateries, such as the popular Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró, and is also a charming waterside promenade.

Original article: http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/hidden-budapest-hungary/index.html?gallery=0

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