or Welcome to Budapest (for all you non-magyar speakers)!
for all of it’s expanse, there are not heaps of people everywhere. off the top of my head, i dont think we’ve gone anywhere and faced a long queue. which is always nice! with the two towns joined together, there are endless things to do here. we’re set to stay for 10 days, and I don’t think well even come close to doing all the cool things we found to do.
|Budavári Palota (Buda Castle) as seen from the Pest side of the Danube|
Magyar Tudományos Akadémiáról (Hungarian Academy of Science)
|Erzsébet Hid (Elizabeth Bridge) and Gellért Hill|
|Buda Castle from Erzsébet Hid|
|Széchenyi Lánchíd (Chain Bridge)|
|Dohány Utcai Zsinagóga (Dohány Street Synangogue)|
This synagogue is the second largest in the world – the largest is in NYC. It was designed to be beautiful and inviting whilst also being an impressive sight.
This hotel survived the Nazi occupation and its interior has been kept in the pre-WWI state. Apparently lots of filmmakers like to use it because of its historical accuracy.
|a monument to Gellért.|
|the Gellért Hotel and Baths|
|Grand Market Hall|
|I think this may be the most beautiful photo I’ve ever taken.|
|the Pest side of the Danube|
|Halászbástya (Fisherman’s Bastion) and Matthias Church|
|Pest – including Szent István Bazilica (Saint Stephen’s Basilica)|
|Saint Margaret’s Island|
|Rambo is super excited to be on a tour bus. Obvi.|
Their Parliament building was inspired by Westminster. This building, to me, immediately brings that building to mind while maintaining such differences as to make it truly interesting in its own right. The top of Parliament and Szent István Bazilika measure 96 meters tall. This was to commemorate the year 1896 – 1000 years of the Magyar people settling Budapest.
|a look back towards the Buda Castle|
|the building built for the Hungarian Ballet – way back in the day.|
|Fine Art Museum|
|Contemporary Art Museum|
|a Lada Riva!|
Phew! The bus tour was super informative with stories that I will try to incorporate throughout our trip. Hope you liked a quick tour of the city!