Budapest

WHERE: Budapest

WHEN: January 2015

HOW LONG FOR: 2 Days

We flew to Budapest on New Years Day for a little trip at the end of our Christmas break. Even though it was FREEZING we had a great time wandering around, exploring, and eating the yummy food on offer (more on food at the bottom of this blog post).

On our first day, we wandered along the river (in old Buda) to Castle Hill and took the funicular railway up to the top (with hindsight, we didn’t need a return and walked down in the end!). From the Castle, we went to the Fisherman’s Bastion, which was my favourite part of Budapest. It’s so pretty and looks like a fairytale – I love a good turret and Budapest is full of them!).

WALK ALONG THE RIVER
WALK ALONG THE RIVER

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CASTLE GROUNDS
CASTLE GROUNDS
MATTHIAS CHURCH
MATTHIAS CHURCH
FISHERMAN'S BASTION
FISHERMAN’S BASTION
VIEW OF PARLIAMENT FROM THE BASTION
VIEW OF PARLIAMENT FROM THE BASTION

On our second day we took a walk over Chain Bridge to ‘Pest’ to see the Hungarian Parliament buildings, which were beautiful. Then we took a long walk down to the City Park where we were greeted with the grand Hero’s Square. We strolled around the picturesque park, which is also home to the Széchenyi Thermal Baths. Unfortunately, because we had a flight to catch that evening, we didn’t make it into the thermal spa – maybe next time!

Chain Bridge
CHAIN BRIDGE
PARLIAMENT
PARLIAMENT

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ICE SKATING IN CITY PARK
ICE SKATING IN CITY PARK

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BUDA AT SUNSET
BUDA AT SUNSET

GREAT FOOD:

Restaurants:

– Hungarikum Bistro – Delicious Hungarian food. We had the set menu – Goulash Soup to start, Crispy Duck Leg for main, and Apple Pie for dessert! Was yummy! They also gave us a free shot of Pálinka, an Eastern European brandy which was VERY strong!

Taverna Dionysos – AMAZING greek food. I had the halloumi to start, mousakka for main, and a lovely glass of wine on the side!

Bagolyvar – We ate here in city park. The duck was delicious, but we found it a bit on the pricey side.

The side's to our goulash soup ... I was quickly told to put my camera away by the man playing music in the corner... I think he thought I was taking pictures of him, but I was actually just papp-ing my food!
The sides to our goulash soup … I was quickly told to put my camera away by the man playing music in the corner… I think he thought I was taking pictures of him, but I was actually just papp-ing my food!

Cafés:

– The Cake Shop: we LOVED this place. Delicious macaroons and cute decor

Sweet Treats
Sweet Treats
The Cake Shop
The Cake Shop

– The Book Cafe: Located in a book shop this super grand cafe serves yummy cake

Book Cafe
Book Cafe

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