BUDAPEST
Summer season is short in Sweden and when spring arrives to the rest of Europe it’s usually still cold in Sweden. That’s why we’re usually eager to visit European capitals during this time of the year. We wanted to see something new and had not yet been to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Budapest is not one of the more popular city destination and we felt curious to check it out. We stayed for 3 nights and were really satisfied with our visit. The city is beautiful with lots of magnificent buildings and historical sights. The majestic Danube river divides the town into two parts: Buda and Pest. Pest lies on the east side of the river and is the commercial and cultural center of the city with winding streets, Parisian cafés, theaters and museums. Buda is calmer, hilly and green. It’s a beautiful walk over the river on Chain Bridge and from Fisherman’s Bastion in Buda you’ll get a great view of the city. Buda is also where the famous Gellért Spa and Bath is situated. We spent almost a full day here, enjoying the thermal baths and swimming pools with water from mineral hot springs. The complex is from beginning of the 1900s and built in a beautiful Art Nouveau style.
Go to Budapest to enjoy the beauty, history and tasty (and cheap!) food. We would love to come back to spend some more time to get to know the city better. What we saw:
Budapest Castle Hill Central Market Hall
Chain Bridge
Fisherman’s Bastion
Gellért Spa
Heroes Square
Hungarian Parliament
Matthias Church
St Stephen’s Basilica PRACTICAL
When to go: All year, spring is nice and summer can be hot, we went in spring.
Getting there: By car, train or air.
Money: Hungarian forint.
Other: Bring extra shoes, city weekend means a lot of walking. Don´t forget bathing clothes.
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