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Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and City Park
This historical avenue of the city was named after Count Andrássy Gyula, one-time prime minister of Hungary, and connects Elizabeth Square (Erzsébet tér) with Heroes' Square(Hősök tere).
Europe’s first underground railway (from 1896), marked with yellow line, still transports its passengers under the road. All along Andrássy Avenue visitors can get amazed of the stunning palaces from the 19th century, designed by the most distinguished Hungarian architects.
The avenue ends in the most famous square of Budapest, the Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere). The square is famous for the Millenium Monument with the statues of the leaders of the seven tribes that founded Hungary.
The City Park is a popular place with inhabitants to spend their free time at. A role of interesting sights can be visited in the park, such as: Vajdahunyad Castle, Széchenyi Medicinal Bath, Municipal Zoological and Botanical Garden, Budapest Circus, Budapest Amusement Park, Aviation Museum of Budapest.

To try the Millenium Underground you can use the standard tickets or passes of the BKV (Public Transportation Company of Budapest).

Distance from Karma Boutique Apartments: 20 Meters


Saint Stephen’s Basilica
Saint Stephen’s Basilica (Szent István Bazilika) is named after the first King of Hungary whose mummified fist is housed in the reliquary. The construction of one of the tallest building of the city lasted 54 years. In 1868 the dome of the basilica collapsed. This accident caused much of the delay, but finally in 1905 the building was completed.

In the basilicas southern tower you can find the biggest bell of Hungary.

You can take the elevator or go up the stairs to the dome to see a 360˚ view of the city.

Distance from Karma Boutique Apartments: 1 Km     


Dohány Street Synagogue

The Great Synagogue of Budapest is the largest synagogue of Europe. The building seats 3.000 people and it was built between 1854 and 1859. The Synagogue complex consists of the Great Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, the Heroes’ Temple, the graveyard and the Holocaust Memorial.

Visitors can take part on guided tours in Hungarian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Hebrew language.

Distance from Karma Boutique Apartments: 1,3 Km



Váci Street and Vörösmarty Square

The pedestrian area of Váci street is one of the most popular places of Budapest with fancy boutiques, restaurants and confectionaries. It is connected to the recently established Fashion street (Deák Ferenc street) with modern outlets of the greates fashion brands.

Vörösmarty square at the end of Váci street is the site of Europe's best Christmas market, where you can drink mulled wine and sample among the beautiful handicrafts from the end of November until Christmas. The most famous confectionary of Budapest, the Gerbeaud is also located on Vörösmarty Square.

Distance from Karma Boutique Apartments: 2 Km


One of the main attractions of Budapest is the Parliament building, “The house of the Motherland”.  It was designed by Imre Steindl, and built in 17 years (1885-1902) with more than one-thousand people working on it daily. The style of the building is Eclectic, the exterior recalls the Gothic Revival of the time. Nearly 40 kg of 24 carat gold was used for decoration. The crown jewels are exhibited in the Dome Hall of the Parliament.

Visitors should use Gate No. 10 to enter the Parliament. Guests can take part on guided tours in many languages during the whole day. It is advisable to call the information desk for a timetable. Visitation for EU citizens is free of charge.

Distance from Karma Boutique Apartments: 1,8 Km

Castle district
A number of famous sights are located in the castle district on the Buda side of the city. The castle building was built on the southern tip of the Castle Hill. A castle in Buda was first built after the Mongolian occupation in 1247, but the oldest part of the present building is “only” 600 years old.
The castle has been a great venue for cultural events over the past decades. Nowadays many festivals take place in the district all over the year. The Hungarian National Gallery, and the Budapest History Museum two of the most famous exhibitions of the city, are situated in the castle building.
It is also worth visiting the northern side of the hill with the Mátyás Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion. The panorama to the riverbank and the city is incomparable.

Ask for information about festivals, restaurants and wine tasting opportunities of the castle at the concierge desk.   

Distance from Karma Boutique Apartments: 2,5 Km

Margaret Island
Margaret Island (Margitsziget) is an island in the middle of the Danube, where people can forget the bustle of the city. In the middle ages it was called the Island of Rabbits, but it was renamed after the daughter of King Béla IV.
There are many opportunities for relaxation on the island. You can go jogging on the 5 km long rubber jogging-track, try “bringó hintó” a vehicle that looks like a bicycle for four people, go swimming to one of the pools on the island, feed the animals in the tiny zoo, or just take a walk under the trees.

If you like using public transport, the island is very easy to reach by tram line 4 or 6. Ask the concierge for directions.

Distance from Karma Boutique Apartments: 1,9 Km


Memento Park
In the Memento Park visitors can fly back in time to the Soviet Era of Hungary. The park consists of in-door and out-door exhibitions. In the statue park 42 monuments of the Soviet era are displayed. Pieces of art that were supposed to remember Hungarians to the Soviet-Hungarian friendship and the Liberation, and gigantic statues of the most important personalities of the era, such as: Lenin, Marx, Dimitrov.
In the barrack visitors can take part on the theatre program and buy souvenirs typical for the life under the Soviet occupation.

For directions, please contact with the concierge.
Distance from Karma Boutique Apartments: 10 Km