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Central Market Hall, Metro: Kálvin tér (Blue Line)
Reconstructed in 1995, this is a 3-level market hall with food and folk art goods.
Inner City Market Hall, Metro: Kossuth tér (Red Line)
Located in the center of Pest, this market has fruits, vegetables, a supermarket and some clothing.
With 6 locations around the center of the city, and one near the airport, this shop is the easiest place to go to purchase traditional Czech handicrafts like wooden toys and other gifts.
Myslbek, Na Príkop? 19/21
The Myslbek Shopping Gallery became one of the first malls in Prague when it opened in 1996. It connects the New Town to the Old Town, stretching between the busy Na Príkop? Street and the historic Ovocný trh (Fruit Market) behind the Estates Theater. Overall, you can browse over 30 shops and boutiques, and a few restaurants.
Palác Flóra, Vinohradská 144
One of the larger malls in Prague, the environment is bright and airy, with four floors and 120 shops. There is of course a food court, and a cinema with an IMAX.
Hungarian National Gallery
The beautiful Buda castle is home to one of the finest art galleries in Hungary. The gallery includes art by Karoly Alexy, Laszlo Paal, and Miklos Izso. The art ranges from medieval and renaissance to the 20th century. It features, paintings, wooden sculptures, and stone carvings.
Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center, Metro: Kálvin tér (Blue Line)
Museum dedicated to presenting the Holocaust and serving as a memorial to the victims.
Budapest History Museum, Funicular: from Clark Ádám tér to Castle Hill
Also known as Castle Museum, it features archaeological finds and gives the visitor a feel for medieval Buda.
House of Terror Museum, Metro: Oktogon (Yellow Line)
This interesting sight used to be the headquarters for the Hungarian Nazi party, known as the Arrow Cross Party. Later the building was taken over by the Communist secret police. The museum, described by some as “political propaganda,” gives visitors an inside look at the dealings of the Hungarian Nazi party during WWII.
Dvorak Museum, Subway Stop: I. P. Pavlova
This little museum is devoted to Czech composer, Antonin Dvorak, who lived nearby. Although perhaps not the most definitive collection of memorabilia of the composer of the New World symphony, the building and its gardens are well worth a visit. The house was built around 1720 as a Baroque summer palace and the rooms are tastefully preserved in period style. The museum is open daily, closed Monday.
Mucha Museum, Kaunický palác, Panská 7
Dedicated to the life and work of famous Czech artist Alphonse Mucha. Known for his art nouveau posters, you can also see paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia.
Spas and hot springs
Budapest is also known as the Spa Capital of the World. Thermal hot springs are a great place to spend an afternoon and Hungary has over 1,000 hot springs to choose from. In Budapest alone there are over 30 thermal spas. So relax in the thermal springs and let the nutrient-rich waters heal what ails you.
Charles Bridge, Subway Stop: Staromestska
The most obvious place to see and be seen is the crowded pedestrian-only bridge connecting the Old Town with Castle Hill. Marvel at the 32 remarkable statues lining the fourteenth century bridge, or shop for prints, drawings and other hand-crafted souvenirs sold by merchant stands on the bridge. On warm summer evenings, the bridge becomes a gathering place for teenagers from all over the world. For a great view of all the action, you can climb up the castle-side bridge tower. The tower is open daily.
Old Jewish Quarter, Subway Stop: Staromestska
The Old Jewish Cemetery, with its cramped, haphazard headstones, serves as a poignant reminder of life and death in the crowded Jewish ghetto.
New Jewish Cemetery, Subway Stop: Jiriho Z Podebrad
Another of Prague's famous cemeteries. Here you can find where Franz Kafka is buried. Open Tuesday and Thursday.
Strahov Monastery, Tram 22 from Subway Stop
With chapels, a church and a superb medieval art gallery, this Premonstratensian abbey is known for its libraries. The entrance fee will get you into both the Philosophical and the Theological Library Halls. Both contain tens of thousands of books within their richly gilded and frescoed Baroque rooms. Open daily.
Coffee Houses/Cake Shops
Tired from a long day of sightseeing? Take a break in one of the numerous coffee houses around Budapest. Locally known as cake shops, these cafés offer a variety of Hungarian cakes and pastries.
Gundel, Metro: Hosök tere (Yellow line)
Awarded the "Best Restaurant in Budapest" prize, Gundel serves upscale traditional Hungariian fare. It is located in City Park.
Kavárna Slavia, Subway Stop: Narodni Trida
With spectacular views of the National Theater and the Prague Castle, this is definitely one of the best cafés in the city. Slavia serves light snacks and coffee as well as basic check cuisine like roast duck and potato pancakes. Sandwiches and pasta dishes are also available for good prices.
Kolkovna, Subway Stop: Staromestska
Well known amongst the locals, this popular spot is the best place for traditional Czech cuisine. If you want to avoid the overcrowded tourist spots in the square this is a great place to drop in.
Bohemia Bagel, Subway Stop: Staromestska
For those early mornings before hopping on the tour bus, head over to Bohemia Bagel for some breakfast and a bottomless cup of coffee. The eatery is full of flavor and is popular amongst the local students. It is also a community center where groups can meet and post on the free bulletin boards.
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