Grand Prix Winner CACIB Dog Show, a limited entry CACIB Show will be held in Budapest organized by the Hungarian Kennel Club, the MEOESZ, December 28 of 2021, the day before the FCI European Dog Show of 2021.
Budapest is waiting for you to Grand Prix Winner CACIB Dog Show, the registrations will open 05 April of 2021.
Deadline for entry of the FCI European Dog Show 2021 and its events
I. Entry deadlines: 05th April 2021 – 31th July 2021
II. Entry deadlines: 01th August 2021 – 30th September 2021
III. Entry deadlines: 01th October 2021 – 30th November 2021
Venue of the 4-days series of events:
Address: 1101 Budapest, Albertirsai út 10.
GPS coordinates: N47°29.587′, E19°7.294′
Informations for exhibitors
Grand Prix Winner CACIB Dog Show
Dear Exhibitor! You will find the list of judges in a box, that can be opened according to breed groups. Please, click on the name of the FCI group, or the “+” sign and open the box, where you will find the judges of that group, and the dog breeds they will be judge.
Judge is Mr. Zsolt Csaba Lokodi from Romania. Dog breeds to be judged:
Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Kelpie, Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, Bergamasco Shepherd Dog, Berger de Beauce, Bohemian Shepherd Dog, Bouvier des Ardennes, Briard, Catalan Sheepdog, Croatian Shepherd Dog, Dutch Shapendoes, German Shepherd Dog, Lancashire Heeler, Long-Haired Pyrenean Sheepdog, Majorca Shepherd Dog, Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog, Picardy Sheepdog, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Portuguese Sheepdog, Pyrenean Sheepdog – smooth faced, Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog, Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog, Saarlos Wolfhound, Schipperke, Slovakian Chuvac, South-Russian Shepherd Dog, Tatra Shepherd Dog.
Judge is Mr. Zsolt Bíró from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, Miniature American Shepherd.
Judge is Mr. Péter Harsányi from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Bearded Collie, Collie rough and smooth, Sheetland Sheepdog.
Judge is Mr. Ferenc Gröschl from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Belgian Shepherd Dogs: Tervueren, Malinois, Lakenois, Groenendael,
Bouvier des Flandres, Czechoslovakian Wolfdog,
Dutch Shepherd Dog short-haired, long-haired and rough-haired,
White Swiss Shepherd Dog.
Judge is Mr. Imre Géczi from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Hungarian Komondor, Kuvasz.
Judge is Mr. József Hódosi from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Hungarian Mudi, Puli, Pumi.
Judge is Mrs. Barbara Müller from Switzerland. Dog breeds to be judged:
Old English Sheepdog, Welsh Corgi Cardigan, Welsh Corgi Pembroke.
Judge is Mrs. Barbara Zanieri from Italy. Dog breeds to be judged:
Affenpinscher, Dobermann, Miniature Pinscher.
Judge is Mr. Marko Lepasaar from Estonia. Dog breeds to be judged:
Appenzell Cattle Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Entlebuch Cattle Dog, Great Swiss Mountain Dog.
Judge is Mr. Alberto Juan Grillo from Colombia. Dog breeds to be judged:
Atlas Mountain Dog – Aidi, Broholmer, Bosnian and Herzegovinian Croatian Shepherd Dog / Tornjak, Castro Laboreiro Dog, Cimarron Uruguayo, Danish-Swedish Farmdog, Dutch Smoushound, Estrela Mountain Dog, Fila Brasileiro, Kangal Shepherd Dog, Karst Shepherd Dog, Mastiff, Majorca Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Presa Canario, Pyrenean Mastiff, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Rafeiro of Alentejo, Romanian Bucovina Shepherd, Saint Miguel Cattle Dog, Spanish Mastiff, Tosa Inu.
Judge is Mrs. dr. Éva Vadócz from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Austrian Pinscher, German Pinscher, Rottweiler,
Giant Schnauzer: black, pepper and salt,
Schnauzer: black, pepper and salt.
Judge is Mr. Augusto Benedicto Santos III from Philippines. Dog breeds to be judged:
Boxer, Bulldog, Shar-Pei.
Judge is Mr. Fabrizio de la Rocca from Italy. Dog breeds to be judged:
Bullmastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux, Italian Cane Corso.
Judge is Mr. György Hartmann from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Caucasian Shepherd Dog, Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Russian Black Terrier, Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog – Sarplaninac.
Judge is Mr. László Erdős from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Dogo Argentino, Great Dane.
Judge is Mrs. Mária Kerekes from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Judge is Mr. István Orcsik from Serbia. Dog breeds to be judged:
Landseer – European Continental type, NewFoundland, Saint Bernhardiner, Tibetan Mastiff.
Judge is Mr. József Dániel Dani from Hungary. Dog breed to be judged:
Judge is Mr. István Csík from Germany. Dog breeds to be judged:
Airedale Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Border Terrier, Brazil Terrier, Fox Terrier smooth and wire, German Hunting Terrier, Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Irish Terrier, Japanese Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Manchester Terrier, Parson Russel Terrier, Welsh Terrier.
Judge is Mrs. Siret Lepasaar from Estonia. Dog breeds to be judged:
American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Judge is Mr. Adrian Landarte from Uruguay. Dog breeds to be judged:
Australian Silky Terrier, Australian Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Cesky Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, English Toy Terrier black and tan, Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier, Jack Russel Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Skye Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier.
Judge is Mr. Vladimír Piskay from Slovakia. Dog breeds to be judged:
Dachshund standard long-haired, smooth-haired and wire-haired.
Rabbit Dachshund long-haired, smooth-haired and wire-haired.
Judge is Mr. Jorge Nallem from Uruguay. Dog breeds to be judged:
Dachshund miniature long-haired, smooth-haired, wire-haired.
Judge is Mrs. Istvánné Juhász from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Akita, Chow-Chow, Hokkaido, Kai, Kishu, Shiba, Shikoku.
Judge is Mr. Miguel Angel Martinez from Argentina. Dog breeds to be judged:
Alaskan Malamute, Eurasian, Samoyed, Siberian Husky.
Judge is Mr. Serghei Volinets from Moldova. Dog breeds to be judged:
American Akita, East-Siberian Laika, Russian-European Laika, West-Siberian Laika, Yakutian Laika.
Judge is Mr. Luis Manuel Calado Catalan from Portugal. Dog breeds to be judged:
Basenji, Canaan Dog, Canadian Eskimo Dog, Canarian Warren Hound, Cirneco’dell Etna, Finnish Lapponian Dog,
German Spitz – giant: white, brown and black,
German Spitz – miniature: white, brown and black,
Greenland Dog, Ibizan Podenco smooth-haired and rough-haired, Icelandic Sheepdog, Italian Volpino, Jämthund, Karelian Bear Dog, Kintamani-Bali Dog, Korea Jindo Dog, Lapponian Herder, Norrbottenspitz, Norwegian Buhund, Norwegian Elkhound black, Norwegian Elkhound grey, Norwegian Lundehund, Peruvian Hairless Dog, Pharaoh Hound, Portuguese Warren Hound – Portuguese Podengo, Swedish Lapphund, Swedish Vallhund, Taiwan Dog, Thai Bangkaew Dog, Thai Ridgeback Dog, Xoloitzcuintle.
Judge is Mr. William Rodríguez Umaña from Costa Rica. Dog breeds to be judged:
Finnish Spitz, German Spitz, Keeshound, Wolfspitz, German Spitz – medium-sized all color, German Spitz miniature – orange, grey shaded and other, German Spitz Toy – Pomeranian, Japanese Spitz.
Judge is Ms. Patrícia Burunkai from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Alpine Dachsbracke, American Foxhound, Ariegeois, Artois Hound, Austrian Black and Tan Hound, Basset Fauve de Bretagne, Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound, Beagle Harrier, Billy, Black and Tan Coonhound, Bloodhound, Blue Gascony Basset, Blue Gascony Griffon, Bosnian Broken-Haired Hound-Called Barak, Briquet Griffon Vendeen, Coarse-Haired Styrian Hound, Drever, English Foxhound, Estonian Hound, Fawn Brittany Griffon, Finnish Hound, French Tricolor Hound, French White and Black Hound, French White and Orange Hound, Gascon Saintongeois, German Hound, Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, Grand Griffon Vendeen, Great Anglo-French tricolor Hound, Great Anglo-French white and black Hound, Great Anglo-French white and orange Hound.
Great Gascony Blue, Griffon Nivernais, Halden Hound, Hamiltonstövare, Hanoverian Scent Hound, Harrier, Hellenic Hound, Hygen Hound, Istrian short-haired Hound, Istrian wire-haired Hound, Italian Rough-Haired Segugio, Italian Short-Haired Segugio, Anglo-French Hound medium-sized, Montenegrin Mountain Hound, Norman Artesien Basset, Norwegian Hound, Otterhound, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Poitevin, Polish Hound – Ogar Polski, Polish Hunting Dog – Gondzy Polski, Porcelaine, Posavatz Hound, Schillerstövare, Segugio Maremmano, Serbian Hound, Serbian tricolor Hound, Slovakian Hound, Smalandsstövare, Small Blue Gascony, Small Swiss Hound, Spanish Hound, Swiss Hound, Tyrolean Hound, Westphalian Dachsbracke, Rastreador Brasileiro.
Judge is Mr. Vilmos Kardos from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Basset Hound, Dalmatian, Hungarian Hound – Transylvanian Scent Hound.
Judge is Mr. Csaba Borsfai from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
Beagle, Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Judge is Ms. Tatjana Urek from Slovenia. Dog breeds to be judged:
Ariege Pointing Dog, Auvergne Pointer, Blue Picardy Spaniel, Bohemian Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon, Bourbonnais Pointing Dog, Brittany Spaniel, Burgos Pointing Dog, Deutsch Langhaar, Deutsch Stichelhaar, Drentsche Partridge Dog, English Pointer, French Pointing Dog – Gascogne type, French Pointing Dog – Pyrenean type, French Spaniel, German Wire-Haired Pointing Dog, Hungarian Wire-Haired Pointer, Italian Pointing Dog – Bracco Italiano, Italian Spinone, Kleiner Münsterlander, Large Münsterlander, Old Danish Pointing Dog, Picardy Spaniel, Pont-Audemer Spaniel, Portuguese Pointing Dog, Pudelpointer, Saint Germain Pointer, Stabijhoun, Weimaraner short-haired and long-haired, Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon Korthals, Wire-Haired Slovakian Pointer.
Judge is Mr. Laurent Pichard from Switzerland. Dog breeds to be judged:
English Setter, Gordon Setter, Irish Red Setter, Irish Red and White Setter.
Judge is Mr. Sándor Szabó from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
German short-haired Pointing Dog, Hungarian short-haired Pointer – Vizsla.
Judge is Mrs. Orsolya Víg from Hungary. Dog breeds to be judged:
American Cocker Spaniel, American Water Spaniel, Clumber Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, Field Spaniel, French Water Dog – Barbet, Frisian Water Dog – Wetterhoun, German Spaniel – Wachtelhund, Irish Water Spaniel, Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, Portuguese Water Dog, Spanish Water Dog, Sussex Spaniel, Welsh Springer Spaniel.
Judge is Mr. Svend Løvenkjær from Denmark. Dog breeds to be judged:
Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Romagna Water Dog – Lagotto Romagnolo.
Judge is Mr. Stelios Makaritis from Greece. Dog breeds to be judged:
Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever.
Judge is Mr. Warner Céspedes Arias from Costa Rica. Dog breeds to be judged:
Bichon Frise, Bolognese, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Continental Toy Spaniels – Papillon and Phalene, Coton de Tulear, Griffon Belge, Griffon Bruxellois, Havanese, Japanese Chin, King Charles Spaniel, Kromfohrlander, Little Lion Dog, Maltese, Pekingese, Petit Brabancon, Prague Ratter.
Judge is Mr. Victor Lobakin from Azerbaijan. Dog breeds to be judged:
Boston Terrier, French Bulldog, Pug.
Judge is Mr. Zaur Agabeyli from Azerbaijan. Dog breeds to be judged:
Chihuahua short-haired and long-haired, Chinese Crested Dog, Russian Toy short-haired and long-haired.
Judge is Mr. Vojislav Al Daghistani from Serbia. Dog breeds to be judged:
Lhasa Apso, Shih-Tzu, Tibetan Spaniel, Tibetan Terrier.
Judge is Ms. Aida Luisa Rivera from Colombia. Dog breeds to be judged:
Poodle: Toy, Miniature, Medium, Giant all color.
Judge is Mr. Gerard Jipping from Netherlands. Dog breeds to be judged:
Aphgan Hound, Azawakh, Borzoi – Russian Hunting Sighthound, Deerhound, Greyhound, Hungarian Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, Polish Greyhound, Saluki, Sloughi, Spanish Greyhound.
Judge is Mr. Francesco Cochetti from Italy. Dog breeds to be judged:
Italian Sighthound, Whippet.
Grand Prix Winner CACIB Dog Show
Please, click to the text, or the “+” sign and open the box, where you will see the international judges of the BIS program.
Mr. Attila Schlosszer – Hungary
Mr. Juan Alberto Grillo – Colombia
Mr. Miguel Angel Martinez – Argentina
Mrs. Dr. Éva Vadócz – Hungary
Minor Puppy BIS:
Mr. Serghei Volinets – Moldova
Mr. Vladimir Piskay – Slovakia
Mr. Francesco Cochetti – Italy
Best hungarian shepherd dog:
Mr. László Erdős – Hungary
FCI – I. Group:
Mr. Gerard Jipping – Netherlands
FCI – II. Group:
Mr. Fabrizio de la Rossa – Italy
FCI – III. Group:
Mr. William Rodríguez Umaña – Costa Rica
FCI – IV. Group:
Mrs. Barbara Zanieri – Italy
FCI – V. Group:
Ms. Aida Luisa Rivera – Colombia
FCI – VI. Group:
Mr. Svend Løvenkjær – Denmark
FCI – VII. Group:
Mr. Marko Lepasar – Estonia
FCI – VIII. Group:
Mr. Luis Manuel Calado Catalon – Portugal
FCI – IX. Group:
Ms. Tatjana Urek – Slovenia
FCI – X. Group:
Mr. Warner Céspedes Arias – Costa Rica
Mr. Zaur Agabeyli – Azerbaijan
Mr. Adrian Landarte – Uruguay
Mr. Dr. Tamás Jakkel – Mr. András Korózs – Mr. Péter Harsányi
According to the valid Hungarian animal health regulations, you must confirm valid vaccinations against rabies before entering the show venue! Entering Hungary from EU and non EU countries is according to the legislation in force and law requirements.
Dogs with docked tail and cropped ears can be entered. They will be judged together with dogs with natural tail and ears.
For foreign owners, Hungarian Membership Card for 2021 does not grant a discounted entry price to the FCI European Dog Show and accompanying events.
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Grand Prix Winner CACIB Dog Show
Entry deadlines and entry fees
c First entry Second entry Last entry
C C deadline deadline deadline
C 31. 07. 2021 30. 09. 2021 30. 11. 2021
1st dog 55 € 60 € 65 €
Additional dog 50 € 55 € 60 €
Puppy, Veteran 45 € 50 € 55 €
Breeding group 40 € 40 € 40 €
Progeny group 40 € 40 € 40 €
Brace class 40 € 40 € 40 €
Junior Handling 30 € 30 € 30 €
The entry fee of the first dog contains the price of one catalogue!
The entry to the show is as per the current FCI and MEOESZ show regulation, accepted by signing the entry form or by using the online entry system.
They cannot accept entries at the showground, on-site entries is not possible for junior handling, braces, breeding groups and progeny groups because all such entries should already be included in the catalogue. You cannot enter at the showground for the best in show program!
Only dogs with FCI pedigrees can be entered, one dog can be entered only in one class. You can enter online or via post.
They cannot process entries sent by fax or by e-mail!
The entry applies for one particular dog, they cannot accept the change of a dog to another one. In case of absence the entry fee must be paid as well.
For correct class entries, please use the date of showing to calculate the age of the dog.
Please, click to the text, or the “+” sign and open the box, where you will see the entry classes.
Class Age Attached documents
Minor Puppy class 3 – 6 months FCI or FCI Contract partner originated copy of pedigree
Puppy class 6 – 9 months FCI or FCI Contract partner originated copy of pedigree
Junior class 9 – 18 months FCI or FCI Contract partner originated copy of pedigree
Intermediate class 15 – 24 months FCI or FCI Contract partner originated copy of pedigree
Open class From 15 months FCI or FCI Contract partner originated copy of pedigree
Working class From 15 months FCI accepted Working test certificate copy, copy of pedigree
Champion class From 15 months FCI National or International Champion certificate copy
Veteran class From 8 years FCI or FCI Contract partner originated copy of pedigree
Only the whole amount of the entry fees contained in the price list can be accepted. They will not take over the bank transfer costs!
Concerning the entry fee categories, the date when the whole amount of the entry fee is paid should be considered. In case of partial payment the date when the outstanding amount will be paid should be taken into account. Payment is considered to be complete on the day only when the full amount is received.
Entry requires pre-registration and you can enter after logging in to the system. Before an entry is finalized, you have the opportunity to correct or change the entry within 6 hours of registration. If no correction is made within this timeframe, the entry will be considered final and will recorded in its original form. An entry confirmation will automatically be sent to you with the details of the entry, and a confirmation email will be sent after finalization, which will include the final entry form.
Dogs you can be entered after registering online. Entry is valid only if the payment is successful via the online entry site and can only be paid by credit/debit card. Entries cannot be saved int he system without payment.
We accept the following card types: VISA, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express. The system automatically issues an invoice for each payment to the registered user. Catalogue for each day can be purchased from the online entry site.
In case of bank transfer please use the following account number:
Name of the account holder:
Bank account number:
IBAN : HU79 1010 2086 0972 3300 0100 3301
Swift code: BUDAHUHB
Please fill in the „remarks” field in every case otherwise we cannot identify your payment.
Class change of a dog is only possible until the final entry deadline.
The fee for class change is of an entered dog up to the date of the final entry deadline. The fee for changing class is 20€/entry change.
After entry registration, a confirmation e-mail will be sent with all registered data. Please check and in case of any mistakes, inform us by e-mail.
You will receive the official confirmation of your entry together with the admission tickets and ring schedule when the catalogue is ready and closed!
In the event of show cancellation all entry fees will be transferred back after a 20% bank fee deduction.
In case of entry via post you can download soon here.
Illegible and incomplete entry forms sent by post will not be accepted.
In case of postal or personal (in paper format) entry registration for the European Dog Show and related events, they will charge € 5/dog/event administration fee in addition to the current entry fee.
Entries sent by post are only acceptable if received prior to the official deadlines.
Entry adress by post:
Hofherr A. u. 42.
Grand Prix Winner CACIB Dog Show
Available Special titles
Junior Grand Prix Winner:
The title Junior Grand Prix Winner shall be awarded to the best junior dog and bitch provided that they have received qualification excellent 1. The distribution of this title (size, coat-type, colour etc.) is the same as of a CACIB Show.
Grand Prix Winner:
The title Grand Prix Winner shall be awarded to the dog and the bitch that are proposed for the CACIB and to the best dog and best bitch. The awarding of this title is irrespective of the entry for this particular breed. In the case of the provisionally accepted FCI breeds (without CACIB award), the Grand Prix Winner will be selected out of the Class winners (with an excellent 1. – CAC qualification) of the Intermediate, Open, Working and Champion class in each gender.
Veteran Grand Prix Winner:
The title Veteran Grand Prix Winner shall be awarded to the best veteran dog and bitch provided that they have received the qualification excellent 1. The distribution of this title (size, coat-type, colour etc.) is the same as a CACIB show.
which can be obtained under the 5-days European Dog Show
Minor Puppy Grand Winner:
Every dog is entitled to receive this title in possession of two „Very promissing – Minor Puppy class winner” titles where one must be received on the FCI European Dog Show 2021 and the other one on the CACIB or CAC Dog Show, that will be held accompanied with the European Dog Show 2021.
Puppy Grand Winner:
Every dog is entitled to receive this title in possession of two „Very promissing – Puppy class winner” titles where one must be received on the FCI European Dog Show 2021 and the other one on the CACIB or CAC Dog Show, that will be held accompanied with the European Dog Show 2021.
Hungária Junior Champion:
Every dog is entitled to receive this title in possession of two „Junior class winner” titles where one must be received on the FCI European Dog Show 2021 and the other one on the CACIB or CAC Dog Show, that will be held accompanied with the European Dog Show 2021.
Every dog is entitled to receive this title in possession of two „CAC class winner” titles from the Intermediate, Open, Working or Champion class, where one must be received on the FCI European Dog Show 2021 and the other one must on the CACIB or CAC Dog Show, that will be held accompanied with the European Dog Show 2021.
Hungária Veterán Champion:
Every dog is entitled to receive this title in possession of two „Veterán CAC class winner” titles where one must be received on the FCI European Dog Show 2021 and the other one must on the CACIB or CAC Dog Show, that will be held accompanied with the European Dog Show 2021.
Titles in the BIS program
Each day there is a Junior Handling competition for age groups 9 years < age < 14 years, and 14 years < age < 18 years. The four placed junior handlers of each age group compete in the Best In Show program in the afternoon for the age group winner title, and then for the „Best Junior Handler of the Day” title. The four „Day Winners” will compete on Sunday in the finale of the European Dog Show 2021 along with the country delegates for the „Junior Handling Champion of the European Dog Show 2021” title. To participate, the entry form for this competition should be submitted until the final entry deadline, before the catalogue is closed.
Two dogs of the same breed and variety belonging to the same owner. The dogs must be entered to the European Dog Show too.
Consisting of minimum three and maximum five exhibits of the same breed and variety, without distinction of sex, bred by the same person (same kennel name), even if they are not owned by them. The dog must be entered to the European Dog Show too.
A sire or dam with minimum three and maximum five of their progeny (first generation, sons/daughters). The dog must be entered to the European Dog Show too.
Junior Best of Group (JBOG):
This title will be awarded in each FCI group. Dogs will be placed according to first, second, third and fourth place.
Best of Group (BOG):
This title will be awarded in each FCI group. Dogs will be placed according to first, second, third and fourth place.
Junior Best In Show (J-BIS):
This competition will be held for the junior day winner chosen from the junior breed group winner (Junior BOG) dogs.
Best In Show (BIS):
The ten group winners (BOG) compete for the title of the best dog of the show.
Show informations are the FCI European Dog Show Hungary Budapest 2021 official website>>
You can also read a lot of useful information on the official facebook page of the 2021 European Dog Show in Budapest>>
City of the Grand Prix Winner CACIB Dog Show
Budapest is the capital of Hungary, located in the heart of Europe, and with its population over 2 million being the 9th largest city in the European Union. Thanks to its natural beauty, architectural artworks, relaxing atmosphere and entertainment opportunities Budapest is a perfect place to be.
The central area of Budapest along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has several notable monuments, including the Hungarian Parliament and the Buda Castle. The neo-Gothic Parliament, the biggest building in Hungary with its 268 metres (879 ft) length, holding (since 2001) also the Hungarian Crown Jewels.
Standing on the banks of the Danube River, the Hungarian Parliament is a notable landmark of Hungary, and a popular tourist destination in Budapest, which is situated in Kossuth Square. It is currently the largest building in Hungary, and the stunning example of neo-Gothic architectureand, it was designed by Hungarian architect, Imre Steindl, and opened in 1904. Built between 1885 and 1904 the Budapest Parliament became the symbol of the Hungarian capital. Not just becuse its sheer size – nearly 18000 square metres – but because of its detailed decoration, inside splendour and eclectic diversity.
The Parliament Building has a symmetrical façade and a central dome. The Parliament inside is also symmetrical and thus has two absolutely identical parliament halls of which one is used for politics, the other for guided tours. Home to Hungary’s National Assembly, the building also houses the nation’s crown, worn by 50 rulers, and dating back to the 12th century.
Parliament buildingIt is the most expensive building ever built in Hungary. The building has 691 rooms, 10 courtyards, 27 gates and 29 staircases. It also houses a public library with 500.000 volumes. The walls from outside are decorated by the statues of the most important historical figures of Hungary. The building is it stretches along the Pest side of the Danube between the Chainbridge and Margaret Bridge. As a traveler in Budapest, the Parliament building is one of the sights of the city that you have to visit.
Budapest is full of cozy cafes, museums, galleries and restaurants not to mention the famous baths and pools due to the country’s rich thermal spring water. The city also has around 80 geothermal springs, the largest thermal water cave system.
Further sights and historic places in Budapest:
- Andrássy Avenue with its several sights including the Hungarian State Opera House, the Pest Broadway and the House of Terror
- Buda Castle with the Royal Palace, the Funicular, Hungarian National Gallery and National Széchényi Library, Matthias Church, Holy Trinity Column (a plague column) and Fisherman’s Bastion
- City Park with Széchenyi Medicinal Bath, Vajdahunyad Castle, the Timewheel, the Zoo, the Municipal Grand Circus and the Amusement Park
- Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe with the Holocaust Memorial (weeping willow statue)
- Franz Liszt Academy of Music
- Gellért Baths, Gellért Hill with Gellért Statue, Cave Church and Citadel with Liberty Statue
- Heroes’ Square with the Millenary Monument, the Palace of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts
- National Museum
- Palace of Arts and National Theatre
- Saint Stephen’s Basilica
- Sashegy The largest Natural Reserve Park of Budapest
- Szabadság tér One of the most beautiful squares in downtown Budapest
- Margaret Island with the Centennial Memorial, a Japanese garden, a Musical Fountain, several recreation facilities and Franciscan, Dominican and Premonstratensian ruins from the Middle Ages
Budapest attracts around 12 million international tourists per year, making it a highly popular destination in Europe. The city was chosen as the Best European Destination of 2019, a major poll conducted by EBD, a tourism organisation partnering with the European Commission. EBD writes on their website about Budapest that “the pearl of the Danube is not only the best European destination, it is also one of the most beautiful and safest cities in the world. Budapest offers the elegance of Paris, the architectural heritage of Vienna, the charm of Porto, Stockholm’s gentle way of life.”
Take the time to admire the pearl of the Danube, this wonderful city, the attractive Budapest!
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Official facebook page of the 2021 European Dog Show in Budapest
Budapest infos in english language:
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