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The street named after Pal Kiralyi is long, narrow and unexceptional. However, it is home to no less than seven places to eat and drink (at last count). This shrine to Janis Joplin has been here longer than most and still remains a popular place for a night out in the ever-changing Budapest nightlife scene. Although the decor is supposed to have an American theme, the place feels more like a trendy English pub, with plenty of space to sit and sup a beer and congenial service at the bar. On the way downstairs you will spot a mannequin of the famous Southern Comfort-swilling singer, but don't let that frighten you away. Live music entertains the folks in the cellar where the decor has an incongruous sailing theme with canoes suspended from the ceiling and other paraphernalia. Menu items are chalked up on the blackboard in Hungarian and English. Chicken breast, chilli beans, steak and sandwiches can all be washed down with a selection of draught beers.
Just a few steps away from the Hungarian National Museum and Volt Festetics Palota, this beautiful conference center is a very nice option for not only corporate functions but various other programs as well. Gólyavár dates back to the end of the 19 Century and was designed by Samu Pecz. This impressive castle-like structure was intended for the University of Technology and Economics' students and was later also used as an auditorium. It underwent a major renovation in 2007 and was transformed in a conference center with the latest technology. Besides seminars and meetings, it is also used for galas, weddings, theater and more.
Located inside Millenáris Teátrum, House of Future Teátrum is a venue frequently hosting science and technology-related events. The venue can easily seat 500 guests and its state-of-the-art acoustics, helpful technicians and on-site staff ensure successful events.
This museum's architecture alone warrants a stop, but it also played a major role in Hungary's history; Petofi recited his famous 'national song' from the steps here in 1848; there is a plaque to commemorate this famous event. The inside of the Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum is also stunning, with lavish use of marble and ceremonial architecture. The displays give a thorough account of the history of the Hungarian nation and is a must-visit for the history and culture enthusiasts.
Bem Mozi dates back to the early 1900s and is one of the iconic places in the neighborhood. It is not a grand venue but a rather intimate space with no frills. It was a cinema hall till 2009. But now is used for concerts that are mostly publicized through word-of-mouth or Facebook. .
The Uránia Nemzeti Filmszínház, or the Uránia National Film Theater, has enjoyed a long and colorful history. The theater was established in the 1890s and features an ingenious design that blends together Moorish and Viennese Gothic elements. Rich and intricate details in a myriad of hues adorn the walls and ceiling of this magnificent theater, enchanting all with its complex and alluring beauty. The theater, for a time, was known as the Uránia Scientific Theater and often hosted lectures in this capacity. Over time it has been variously used as a venue for popular cinema and post-war movies, before being lovingly restored and transformed into the Uránia Nemzeti Filmszínház in 2006. Today, the cinema offers a vibrant cultural program featuring film festivals, award shows, live telecasts of performances from all around the world and special events, alongside a carefully composed selection of Hungarian and European films. Equipped with modern sound and light systems, the Uránia Nemzeti Filmszínház offers visitors the best of the past and the present of the film industry.