The Hungarian Parliament Building is every bit as spectacular today as it was when it first opened in 1904. With a grand central dome set between two tall spires, this is one of Budapest's finest landmarks, with very special inner spaces like the Dome and exhibited artifacts like the Saint Crown.
Entrance fee for EU residents is free of charge, for foreigners 3200 HUF, payable on the spot.
Meeting point 9:40 am at Kossuth Square, Entrance #10 (numbered by roman numbers: X). The Parliament can be reached by Metro Line 2, tram #2, bus #15 and 115, and trolley (streetcar) #70 and 78 (Kossuth Lajos Square 1-3)
A visit in the less known synagogues, a walk through the streets and passages of the Jewish district will be guided by Anna Percel, a historian-architect and founder of local NGO and Éva Beleznay, former chief architect of the city. We will explore the history and feeling of the district with some stops at buildings and passages and will end up at the Wine&Cheese Reception at 6pm at Aula Restaurant (Rákóczi Street 5, Budapest)
Entrance fee for the synagogue will be payable on the spot.
Meeting point 2:50 pm at the main Synagogue, on the corner of Dohány and Wesselényi Streets (Dohány St 2, Budapest) The place can be reached by Metro Line 2, tram #47 and 49, bus #5, 7, 8, 9, 109, 112 and 173, and trolley (streetcar) #74
The bazaar and the slopes of the Castle Hill has been closed for the public because of structural conditions. However, its inner spaces and the stairs are the unique work of the great architect Miklós Ybl who was one of Europe's leading architects in the mid to late nineteenth century as well as Hungary's most influential architect during his career. The terraces offer a spectacular view of the city. The tour will be guided by Lajos Hartvig, the architect of the reconstruction. NOTE: Because of the conditions, visit the area on your own risk.
After the visit of the Bazaar (at around 12am) we walk up to the Castle district.
Meeting point 9:50 am at the entrance of the Bazaar, on the Buda side between Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) and Elizabeth Bridge. The place can be reached by tram #18, bus #86, 178 and 178A (Lánchíd Street)
During the conference we will organize an art exhibition. The title of the exhibition is a reflection of its character. "Art in the World of Mathematicians" is a show that features the art work of three distinct groups. There are mathematician artists, there are artists inspired by mathematics, and there are also creations of close relatives and spouses of mathematicians.
"I think the exhibition is a really good idea, in part because it could help to get rid of a popular misconception that exists in connection with science in general and mathematics in particular."
Location You find the B55 Contemporary Art Gallery at the corner of Balaton and Balassi Streets (Balaton Street 4.) The place can be reached by tram #2, 2A, 4 and 6
The bath is reconstructed at the moment, and is not yet open for the public, therefore we can conveniently visit both the old historic parts - including the mostly intact Turkish pool in Budapest - and the modern parts of the building. The two hours tour will be guided by its brilliant architect Tamás Dévényi.
Meeting point 9:50 am at Rácz fürdő (bath) at the Buda foot of Elizabeth bridge. Take any bus crossing the bridge and get off immediately on the Buda side, under Gellért Hill. Be careful, the express (red) buses do not stop here! (Hadnagy Street 8-10)
After getting to the feeling of Budapest Bath City, we offer you to enjoy the thermal water of Gellért Bath. Gellert Bath have 13 pools - two effervescent bath sections, three outdoor pools, eight thermal bath departments where the water temperature varies from 26C to 38C. The hot spring water provides health treatment with its rich in magnesium, calcium, sulphur-chloride, hydrogen-carbonate, fluoride ions. In addition, the inhalatorium helps to treat asthmatic, chronic bronchitis complaints.
Entrance fee: 3600/3900 HUF, payable on the spot
Location You find the bath in the southern part of the city centre, on the Buda side - the right bank of the Danube, at the foot of Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd). You can reach it by public transportation on tramways #18, 19, 47 and 49, or on buses #7, 7A and 86. (Kelenhegyi Street 4)
We will meet at the boat at 6:55pm, the latest (do not be late) at Pier of Szilágyi Dezső Square. The Ship is on Buda side, between Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) and Margaret Bridge, two blocks south from Batthyány Square which can be reached by Metro #2, trams # 19 and 41, buses #11, 39, 86, 111, 160 and 260, and Szentendre Suburban Railway.
Rented bicycles will be available for cruising around the city's historic parts and on the waterfront of the Danube. The wife and daughters of Endre Szemerédi will guide you and lead you all the way. A good beer will be perfect after the trip in Kőleves Kert, one of the most favored open-air alternative pubs (romkocsma) by local people.
Important: Please sign up for the event by Wednesday morning at the registration desk with your name AND your email address.
First - Come First - Served: Unfortunately only the first 15 people will be able to join the Tour due to heavy traffic circumstances (experienced city-bikers preferred ). These people will receive their bikes at the *meeting point* (see below)
Price of Bike Rental: 3,500 Ft (Deposit 10,000 Ft).
Meeting point 6 pm in front of Deak Square Evangelical Church. The place can be reached by Metro Line #1, 2 and 3, tram #47 and 49, bus #9, 109, 16 and 105. GoogleMap URL
After the Bike Ride we will go to a Pub: Kőleves Kert. GoogleMap URL