My name is Katalin Benkő, I am an authorized private guide in Budapest, Hungary, voted "Guide of the Year 2008". On this website I would like to call your attention to the beauty and values of my city and region and offer my services and assistance while You are in Hungary. I studied linguistics at the university, and beside English I also speak German, Spanish and Turkish, I guide individuals, groups, make also bilingual or incentive walking and driving tours with great experience and enthusiasm.
I am happy to live and work here, as Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities of the world. The main attraction is the diversity of individual architecture, amusing decorations and many little details, medieval mansions, the splendour of the Monarchy, the Art-Nouveau from the turn of the century, when Budapest had the golden age, a Christian-Jewish culture with a slightly oriental touch - bizarre, fascinating and so very Hungarian! A subterranean world - natural caves and hand-carved halls to hide away. The Labyrinth of Buda Castle, the Chapel in the Rock on Gellért Hill or the former secret Military Hospital in the Rock - opened to the public just in 2008! - are unique all over Europe. And there is a new city growing extravagantly upon the old...
I also love the waters of Budapest. First of all the big river, the old water-way that separates and connects Buda and Pest. The panoramic view of the Danube is part of the World Cultural Heritage. Of all the world's largest cities, Budapest is the one richest in medicinal springs: there are traditional Turkish baths, swimming pools, spas with fine old drinking wells everywhere.
It is a challenge to present and explore a city like this... So let's start!
Your private guide in Budapest
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