My little trip around the world continues...
I was looking for a long weekend escape and here I found myself in Hungary! The pearl of the Danube, the city with a turbulent history and a rich architectural heritage. Buda (left) and Pest (right): two cities that were unified in 1873 and gave birth to BUDAPEST. Nowadays two distinct districts.
Budapest has an interesting architectural heritage of great wealth, the most outstanding monument in Budapest for me was the Neo-Gothic Parliament on the banks of the Danube.
Got myself a solo segway tour to visit the city and that was pretty cool to do, although after 3hours and half I couldn't feel my body anymore :/ It is very easy to discover the city by foot, by tram, by boat or by subway. The choice is quite large. I bought few tickets on the go and walked quite a lot.
Also, the Rail system is super easy and very performing and clean! I found their old tramways quite cool actually.
I really loved my stay and appreciated the locals welcoming and open, so helpful when you need some guidance or ask few questions and smiling.
See below some videos !
- Beautiful bridges, huge castle, churches, synagogues, amazing top hills view of the city, markets and bars all over the place and last but not least hot springs and baths! No way to get bored ! -
Walking in the city and get lost..
Locals are very friendly and walking around is very pleasant, many stores, massages, bars and restaurant to eat, pretty much lots of options. Not to mention I had exceptional great weather.
I walked into the Jewish quarter: between synagogue and ruinbars. The synagogue in Budapest is the largest in Europe. There is a memorial to 600,000 Hungarian Jews victims of Nazism.
Food Love in Hungary
I found the food interesting but not spicy enough compared to what I had been told .. As you may see in the pictures there are two things you can't get rid off : sour sauce & paprika :)
It was still good although the best were the sausages!
Cruise around on the Danube
The district of Pest is flat and more authentic, on the other hand Buda offers a more green, hilly and chic. The Danube crosses the two districts, so called "The pearl of the Danube".
These are a curiosity of Budapest. Ephemeral bars that are set up in abandoned buildings or courtyards. They have crazy decoration, variety of music, cheap drinks and are very friendly places and cool to chill ! The Szimpla Kert was the first of its kind to open in 2001. Currently, they are mostly found in Kazincy and Király streets near Deàk tér and Ràday street near Kálvin tér.
Explore the street art and alternative culture of Budapest. There’s street art all over the city, and it’s most prominent in Budapest’s District 7. A neighbourhood filled with plenty of ruin pubs, trendy restaurants, cafés, and vintage clothing shops
Places I Visited
Citadella and liberty statue on top
Hungarian Parliament Building
Many churches and museums
Hungarian State Opera
Ruin bars (Szimpla Kert)
Dohány Street Synagogue
Danube boat tour
Take the vintage M1 metro
Budapest castle hill Funicular
Central (Food) Market Hall
Places to Visit
House of terror (museum)
Thermal pools (Gellért)
All bridges :)
More museums !
So many sculptures and colors around to see ...