Friday 21 September 2007
Thursday 20 September 2007
We then went to The Cave Church inside St Gellért’s Hill. This was founded in 1924 using St. Iváns cave (he had been a hermit living there in earlier times).
Entrance to the Cave Church .
In January 2007 another cave system was found in this area it is 60m long by 18m deep in 3 rooms whose interior is covered in dazzling white crystals of gypsum, calcite and aragonite. These were immediately placed under legal protection.
Later we had lunch at the For Sale Pub, which from the outside looks like a feathered nest as it is lined with notes that have been attached to walls and ceiling. There is straw on the floors mixed with peanut shells as peanuts are provided on every table. The food is very good there, and reasonable.
For Sale Pub
Saturday 15 September 2007
Friday 14 September 2007
Later we walked to Heros' Square and had coffee there.
After a meal in a Kínai Büfé (Chinese Buffet) we went to Fat Mo’s speakeasy music club, in a cellar, for a glass of wine. The staff were very friendly, and the display shelves and optics were being scrupulously cleaned and polished by the bar staff. Later we strolled around town, and admired the Market Building before going back to the hotel.
The covered market
Tuesday 11 September 2007
While we were in Budapest there was an International Congress for the New Evangelisation so various Christian denominations were competing to broadcast their messages and all the churches were open and giving concerts and services, with some enthusiastic gatherings being held in the open so the air was filled with music.
St Stephen's Basilika. One of St. Stephen's cut off mumified hands is kept here as a relic.
Next we had a meal at the Komedias Kaveház, where there is a jazz pianist.