Budapest’s greatest boom time coincided with the advent of Art Nouveau, and to this day many of the city’s most treasured attractions are the architecture and artworks created in the Secessionist style of Europe’s belle-époque era. Travel back in time with your guide on a private tour of the Pest side of Hungary’s capital that will vividly show you the beautiful remnants of the city in its heyday at the end of the 19th century.
- A walking tour of notable Art Nouveau buildings and landmarks around the Pest side of Hungary’s capital
- Detailed background about Art Nouveau history and architects provided by knowledgeable friendly guides
- Unique design flourishes that are often overlooked are pointed out at buildings
- Identification of Hungarian elements used in varied buildings, like Zsolnay tiles
- Glimpses of life in Budapest during its golden era, along with historical insight of city during that time
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Budapest’s Art Nouveau buildings provide a great deal of what gives the city its grand, romantic character. This tour focuses on the best architecture of that era that is still visible today, while your expert guide also shows you some hidden gems and provides the historical background to these gorgeous breakthroughs of urban design.
From small details like colorful Hungarian-made stained-glass windows and Zsolnay tiles to curvaceous walls and towering domes, varied elements of Art Nouveau landmarks are identified at different buildings.
Many types of structures were built with Art Nouveau style during the late 1800s and early 20th century, including apartment houses, museums, office buildings, and spas – our tour encompasses a variety of these buildings.
Participants in this tour take away not only new knowledge about Art Nouveau, but also incredible photographs as our excursion includes stops at numerous picturesque locations.
Included: a notebook, a souvenir pen, handouts and a coffee or a soft drink
Not included: other drinks or food, public transportation tickets or pass
“Great way to spend a day in Budapest”
”We started off with a one-hour language lesson from the patient, helpful Balázs Eff. Although we’ve been to Hungary before we are usually with English-speaking family so weren’t very far along, and the insights and tips and reminders were spot-on!
Then off on an Art Nouveau tour with Miklós Molnár, who walked us all over Budapest showing us the awesome architecture. Not only did we enjoy seeing some incredible buildings and stained-glass windows, Miklós told us the stories behind their design, and got us to a couple of great, memorable eating spots which we hope to visit on our next trip. He also showed us a couple of outstanding museums which we were able to visit a few days later, well worth it. It is so worth seeing a place with someone who knows it .”