Four Seasons Magazine | Issue 2 Summer 2018
Budapest has long been A STUDY IN SYNERGY. A few of the celebrated and under-the-radar figures who are part of the city’s changing cultural scene share their perspectives on how it’s evolved and where it’s headed next.
Benjamin Tenner, one of the creatives bringing fresh energy to Budapest
Espresso Embassy a popular gathering spot for imaginative types
Bestia, serving up craft beers, high-quality meats, live music and direct views of St. Stephen’s Basilica
The colourful and historic Buda Street
Cupákos (top), designed by Péter Szendrő;
Matthias Church, an example of the city’s artistic heritage
Alleys full of local shops and colourful wares wind through the medina.
Heroes’ Square, one of Budapest’s major squares and home to the Museum of Fine Arts
Orsolya Ruszkai (bottom) of Ruszkai Jewellery
The Scandinavian Influenced bistro MÁK, with one of the city’s most extensive wine lists
The neoclassical St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest church in Budapest
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Budapest’s central District V, Belváros, is one of the city’s most alluring neighbourhoods, heightened by a backdrop of beauties like the Danube River, the Chain Bridge and the still-thriving, gilded 19th-century coffee house Gerbeaud. In its midst sits Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest where you’ll find “the best beef bourguignon in town” at KOLLÁZS.
A private boat ride leaving from a dock in District V is a great activity. Dunarama, with its Venetian-style wooden powerboats, is the perfect experience if you wish to turn your brain off for an hour. They cruise around for a while, then put on an AC/DC hit, speed up and go crazy. All our guests love this part, no matter if they’re 10 or 100 years old.”
“I love the creations of Galamb Tailoring [open by appointment only]. Just a short walk away from the Hotel, the tailors here make first-class suits, and they have a fantastic selection of shirts.”
“For lunch, Börze is a great place. It is new but has the atmosphere of an old, traditional café. This is where I had the best cottage cheese dumplings of my life. They come with homemade apricot jam.”
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