On this small-group, 3-hour walking tour, head to the Hungarian Parliament Building before setting off to explore Budapest's elegant streets. Your tour guide, who doubles as a historian, will point out the city's key art nouveau landmarks while providing background information about the style. Both morning and afternoon tours are available, beginning at 10am and 2pm, respectively.
For the uninitiated, art nouveau was an aesthetic movement in both architecture and the visual arts thatdates from the turn of the 20th century. In Hungary, art nouveau was popularized by influential architectOdon Lechner.
On this tour, youll see some of Lechners colorful and whimsical buildings its no accident that hes known as the Gaudi of Hungary including the Royal Postal Savings Bank, distinctive for its green, tiled roof. The Gresham palace, which was constructed in 1906, and which overlooks the Danube, is another highlight. Youll also visit an art nouveau flower shop, a small but exquisite art nouveau museum, and will learn about the colorful Zsolnay tiles that decorate many of the citys art nouveau buildings.
The tour willconclude at the centrally located Kazinczy street synagogue.