Let’s get lost in Budapest
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is an amazing, lively city. It is impossible to say which part is more beautiful, Buda or Pest but it is worth crossing the bridges to explore both. These are the highlights.
The most famous landmark in the city is the Parliament. Inspired by the UK Houses of Parliament, seeing this marvellous building (pictured above) is a must.
2. A river cruise
Take a Danube cruise for wonderful panoramic views of Buda and Pest especially at sunset.
3. The Chain Bridge
Walk across the Chain Bridge - the first bridge to connect Buda and Pest.
4. Buda Castle
Go up by funicular to Buda Castle for great views of the river and Pest.
5. Fisherman's Bastion
Don’t miss the Fisherman’s Bastion and its 7 towers (pictured above). This beautiful neo-gothic and neo-romanesque style terrace offers stunning panoramic views too. Near to the Bastion is St. Matthias Church – another landmark of the city.
6. St. Stephen's Basilica
The most famous church in Budapest is St. Stephen's Basilica named in honour of Stephen, the first king of Hungary. On Thursdays you can enjoy concerts in the Basilica.
7. Shoes on Danube Bridge
Go for a walk to Shoes on the Danube Bank – one of the most touching World War II memorials that honours the Jews killed by fascists. They made them take off their shoes and then shot them on the bank of the river.
8. Széchenyi thermal baths
Take a stroll to Andrassy avenue to Heroes’ square and enjoy the architecture. If you like spas you can relax in Széchenyi thermal baths - the largest medicinal baths in Europe.
The nightlife goes into full swing in Budapest. There are plenty of young people and bars. Kiraly utca, the design street of Budapest, is a good place to start. Several passages and courtyards, which connect it with Dob street are now restaurants and cafes. But one of the most friendly and cosy small bar I have ever been to is Lost in Budapest on Dessewffy Street. Go and have a beer there, choose the music and have fun with friends.