DiGS16

  16th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference

  Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

  3-5 July 2014 Budapest

 

What to see in Budapest

 

If you are interested in sightseeing, we suggest the following websites for general orientation. You will find useful information and lots of tips about the main attractions, cultural programs, nightlife, restaurants and more.

http://www.budapestinfo.hu/home_en.html

http://www.budapest.com/

 

  In the close vicinity of the conference venue, there are many attractions and nice places to visit. We are actually just a five-minute walk away from the Heroes' Square (Hősök tere), which is one of the main attractions of Budapest. Its central monument is the Millennium Memorial representing the leaders of the seven tribes that founded Hungary in the 9th century and other outstanding figures of the Hungarian history.

On the left side of the square, you will find the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the biggest museums of the city with a rich international collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. The museum regularly hosts excellent temporary exhibitions. For more information, please visit the website of the Museum.

On the right side of the square, you will see the Hall of Art or Kunsthalle Budapest (Műcsarnok), dedicated to contemporary art.

     

 

 

 

The City park (Városliget) lies behind the Heroes' Square. Not only does it offer a nice place to walk around, but it also includes the City Park Lake, Vajdahunyad Castle, Széchenyi Bath, and the famous Budapest ZOO.

 

If you turn in the opposite direction instead, heading towards the city centre, you can take a walk on Andrássy út, an elegant avenue that connects Heroes' Square with Deák Square. In about 20 minutes, you arrive at the Hungarian State Opera House.

If you prefer to take the underground (line M1), get off at "Opera".

 
     

 

Baths

 

Budapest is famous for its bath culture. For an overview of the possibilities and the baths themselves, follow one of the links below:

http://www.budapestinfo.hu/spas.html

http://www.budapest.com/recreation_wellness/budapest_thermal_baths.en.html

 

 

Café houses

 

We warmly recommend you to try one of the historical cafés in Budapest. You might feel like having a hot drink with a cake in the city centre or in the Castle district:

Café Alibi

Central Café

Café Gerbaud

New York Café

Ruszwurm Confectionary

 

     

 

 

 

Museums

 

http://www.budapestinfo.hu/museums.html

http://www.budapest.com/city_guide/culture/museums.en.html