Pesti Vigadó Concert Hall – Budapest
The Pesti Vigadó (literally translated as a ‘place of merriments’) was designed by Frigyes Feszl and was opened with a spectacular banquet in 1865. It was the most prestigious concert hall of the 19th century, with performances by the likes of Franz Liszt, Johann Strauss, Johannes Brahms and Claude Debussy. The palace was also used for the purpose of balls, illustrious social events and conferences. The building was severely damaged during the World Wars, but it was reconstructed in harmony with the original designs in the 1970ies. Since its latest reconstruction (2014), the city has been reintroduced to this time-honoured concert and arts venue. The roof terrace offers a unique panorama of the Danube Promenade underneath and the Várkert Bazaar across the river, which also adds up to the prestige of the building.
(taken from: http://welovebudapest.com)
Budapest – the city
Often described as the “Little Paris of Middle Europe”, Budapest is famous not only for the monuments reflecting its own 1,000-year-old culture, but also for the relics of others who settled here. Remains from both Roman occupation and much later ruled by the Turks can still be seen in the city. After the Ottoman Empire the union with Austria has a particular influence on the city’s form and style.
The capital has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube, representing two different characters of the city.
Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses.
Budapest has a lot to offer. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools are presented together with the influence of Secession in the city.
You Tube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfz4T5cPaQs
There is an unmistakable feeling that something out of the ordinary is just around the corner, but what it will be is up to you to find out…
(taken from: http://visit-hungary.com/budapest)
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