Gozsdu Courtyard is one of the most dynamically improving centres in the downtown of Budapest; it is a meeting point that combines entertainment, gastronomy and culture.
The entertainment quarter is awaiting its guests with uniquely exciting programmes every day of the week. The Courtyard makes room for countless places, representing extraordinary styles, thus providing colourful experience for all generations. As the entertainment centre of the downtown, it attracts more than 1900,000 visiors per annum; due to its cosmopolitan nature it has become extremely popular between both the residents of Budapest and the tourists.
Gozsdu Courtyard has an adventurous past; its history dates back up to the very beginning of the 20th century. Gozsdu Manó, a Rumanian lawyer and also a Maecenas,considered the education and support of youth his most important task. The planning and building of Gozsdu Courtyard began in 1900 by the order of the Gozsdu Foundation, established from the wealth of Gozsdu Manó, and was erected in 1915 based on the designs of Czigler Győző.
In those days the courtyards of the centre were full of vivacious commercial life; it was an important part of the bustling life of the downtown both at the beginning of the past century such as today as well.
During World War II the Gozsdu Courtyard was a part of the Budapest ghetto; UNESCO has declared it to be the part of world heritage.
In 2009 the building complex has been completely renewed, and restored its façade consistent with its original condition in the course of such reconstruction.Book Apartment
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Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. One of the most beautiful historical capitals in Europe, is situated on the banks of the Danube. The city actually consists of three cities, Obuda, the oldest section, with Celtic and Roman ruins, Buda in hills on the western bank, famous for its historic Castle Hill and beautiful residential area, and bustling Pest with its shopping, government and commercial districts on the flat plain of the east bank.
The city has a population of about 1.7 million people. The Budapest Commuter Area is home to 3,271,110 people. The city covers an area of 525 square kilometers (202.7 sq mi) within the city limits. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with a unification on 17 November 1873 of right (west)-bank Buda and Obuda with left (east)-bank Pest.
There are those who fall in love with Budapest at first sight and those who only come to love it after a longer introduction, but everyone will agree that this is one of the most beautifully laid out cities in the world. The powerful current of the Danube divides it into two parts, the hills and valleys of Buda on one side and the flatlands of Pest on the other. In spring, Margaret Island becomes a vibrant green patch on the blue waters of the river. There are caves, curative thermal springs and special conversation areas, all in a bustling.
Passing by the Parliament we cross the Danube through the Margaret-Bridge (Margaret-Island) and drive to the Royal Castle on the Buda side, where we visit the Fishermen's Bastion (Promenade) and the Matthias Church after we climb to the Gellert Hill (Photostop), we cross Elisabeth-Bridge and drive towards Heroes Square (Promenade). Passing by the Opera and St. Stephen's Basilica we reach Hotel InterContinental, where the tour ends.
Take the opportunity for a visit of the impressive House of Parliament, after a walk around Hungary´s largest building, interior visit of the magnificent neo-gothic Parliament (Home of the Holy Hungarian Crown) with guidance through the splendid session room, the impressive staircase and the wonderful Great Vaulted Hall.
There are those who fall in love with Budapest at first sight and those who only come to love it after a longer introduction.
Passing by the Parlament we cross the Danube through the Margaret-Bridge (Margaret-Island) and drive to the Royal Castle.
Take the opportunity for a visit of the impressive House of Parlament, after a walk around.More...
The largest exhibition hall of the city is located in a great classical building at Heroes' Square.
The Art-nouveau palace of the museum itself worths a visit. The collection embraces eastern carpets.
Works of the French-Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely, founder of the op-art stream.More...
Situated in the City Park, in a lush green area, the Szechenyi thermal bath is the largest bath in Europe.
The Gellert SPA is one of the best known and most favoured among the thermal baths of Budapest. It is in the same building as Hotel Gellert.
Supplied by 21 different thermal springs, the Rudas Bath is one of the largest spas at the foot of the Buda hills.More...