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December 8, 2019

Dining in Budapest

Mazel Tov Mazel Tov’s moniker is a hat tip to the neighborhood, which was once the city’s Jewish Quarter. And if there were a title for the hippest place in town, this would be a serious contender. The restaurant is located in the courtyard of a crumbling building built in the late 19th century. Despite [...]
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December 8, 2019

Budapest Attractions

Royal Palace The former Royal Palace has been razed and rebuilt at least half a dozen times over the past seven centuries. Béla IV established a royal residence here in the mid-13th century, and subsequent kings added to the complex. The palace was levelled in the battle to drive out the Turks in 1686; the [...]
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December 8, 2019

Hidden gems in Budapest

Gül Baba Street This cobbled street near Margaret Bridge leads to the tomb of Gül Baba. As you may know, the majority of Hungary—including the territory of present-day Budapest was occupied by the Turks from 1541 to 1686. Gül Baba was a Turkish holy man, an Ottoman Bektashi dervish poet, and according to a legend, [...]
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