It was Saturday, May 24, 2014 and my group of 11 travelers and I had arrived at the train station in Budapest, after a three hour trip from Bratislava, Slovakia. With almost three full days to explore, our first stop was the ATM for some local currency. I also bought a 72 hr. transport card for each of us to use for the metro, trams, and buses.
I found the Metro line that would take us within walking distance of our hotel, the Eurostars Budapest Center, and after checking into our hotel, we walked the 2 1/2 mile walking route I had developed with Google maps. During the month I was in Europe, I easily walked 150 miles! Our walking tour began with a stop at the New York Palace Hotel. The lobby was quite lavish! Two of my fellow travelers came back one evening and had dinner at their restaurant and said it was delicious!
This building is located along Andrassy Blvd. (a UNESCO desginated area) where we were walking. The cut-outs are quite unique!