In Hungary Today’s video series “HT Vlog”, our readers can get a virtual introduction to the most interesting public, cultural and lifestyle events in Budapest and Hungary. Our exclusive video content is created and edited by Hungarian vlogger Balázs Horváth, who aims to guide our readers through the very best of Hungary. Join the adventure and subscribe to our YouTube channel here!
In his latest vlog entry, Balázs visited the beautifully renovated Párisi Udvar and the brand-new upper-upscale hotel of the capital which operates in the building. The site, once the most expensive in Budapest, originally gave home to Budapest’s first modern shopping mall, inspired by the Parisian ‘Passage des Panoramas’. At the turn of the 20th century Budapest’s Central Savings Bank built its iconic headquarters in Beaux-Arts architecture style, featuring Gothic, Moorish and Art Nouveau elements. With ornately decorated majolica tiles, Murano glass mosaic and a stunning luxfer-prism crystal cupola. The magnificently renewed space of the iconic passage remains open to the public to visit and walk through – and became home to the hotel’s restaurant, the Párisi Passage Café & Brasserie. By day the restaurant evokes the atmosphere of bustling cafés from the turn of the century, by evening transforming into a lively bar with piano music, where guests can relax with a glass of artisanal cocktail.
Join us on a virtual tour and visit the renewed Párisi Udvar here: