Budapest Art Nouveau Walking Tour With Historian Guide

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am or 2pm
  • Departure Details :
    Madal Cafe, Budapest, Alkotmány u. 4, 1054 Hungary
  • Return Details :
    Kazinczy Street Synagogue, Budapest, Kazinczy u. 29-31, 1075 Hungary
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

In the company of a historian, discover Budapests most beautiful art nouveau landmarks on this 3-hour, small-group walking tour. Popular from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, the art nouveau aesthetic is distinctive for its colorful, highly decorative, nature-inspired designs. Today, Budapest offers some of the best examples of art nouveau buildings and landmarks in the world.

Highlights

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Small group ensures personal service

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

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.

Inclusions

Historian guide

Exclusions

Public transportation passes

Food and drinks

Additional costs may be included, if one or both of these sites are open on the day of your tour: House of Hungarian Art Nouveau: 1000 HUF per person (approximately 3.50 USD) Orthodox Synagogue on Kazinczy street: 2000 HUF per person (approximately 7.00 USD)

Entry/Admission - House of Hungarian Art Nouveau

Entry/Admission - Kazinczy Street Synagogue

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Expect a moderate amount of walking: comfortable shoes are recommended

Maximum group size of eight people

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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  • 14-Sep-2022

    Insight Cities is the best. My guide Kata's love of the topic just shone. She was so incredibly informative. And not just about art and architecture. She shared information about the city of Budapest, history, and politics. I had a great time and didn't want the tour to end.

  • 31-Mar-2022

    We love architecture and took the Budapest Art Nouveau tour to get an in-depth look at some graet urban palaces. The tour was an absolute highlight of our trip to Europe. Just a dream to see the outside and the inside of the Postal Bank and Greshem Palace with a warm and informative guide like Kata. The biggest surprise to us was Budapest's stunning synagogue in art nouveau. I can only recommend it!

  • 17-Mar-2022

    We set up our private Budapest Introduction tour with Insight Cities for our first day in Budapest and it was a treat. Our guide Andras was amazing. We learned an astonishing amount from him about the city's sites and history. We enjoyed his lively personality and attention to our special interests. It was the perfect way to land in a new city.

  • 30-Nov-2021

    Beautiful city!! Especially enjoyed Szuza's, our tour guide, insight into the history because she is a native of Hungary. She was very accommodating to our small group and willing to stop when we needed a rest. Highly recommend Insight Cities !!

  • 04-Aug-2020

    With Bálint we‘ve had a wonderful tour guide, who was very knowledgable and well prepared. The tour was even adapted to the current situation with the covid19 restrictions and for buildings which were not open, he brought photos of the interieur. We heard some amazing stories behind the buildings and what motivated the respective designs. Our guide was also able to answer questions about other buildings which were not part of the tour. All in all we‘ve had a very pleasant time. We can highly recommend this tour for every one who’s interested in learning more about art nouveau architecture and architecture of Budapest in general.

  • 22-Jul-2020

    I had approached Insight Cities for tours of 3 major art nouveau cities in Central Europe: Prague, Budapest and Vienna, and I wasn’t disappointed! In each of these places, Insight’s local guides were academics who both from their academic background as well as from their personal knowledge of living in the city were able to give excellent tours. With Eszter’s background in Jewish and Nationalism Studies she was able to show me some wonderful synagogues as well as a series of beautiful art nouveau gems.

  • 02-Jul-2020

    Incredible in-depth walking tour that provided historical insights and deep knowledge of the site’s visited.

  • 30-Jun-2020

    Such an amazing way to see Budapest. University-level academic discussions along a walking tour that featured sites you could smell, touch and feel! Loved every minute.

  • 25-Oct-2018

    Wonderful tour guide. Meeting place was very busy and we almost missed each other. Gorgeous buildings and the stories that go with them

  • 24-Oct-2018

    Wonderful tour guide. Meeting place was very busy and we almost missed each other. Gorgeous buildings and the stories that go with them

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