On my birthday I got a surprise trip which I am so thankful for cuz we had a wonderful time there! I am going to try to share as much information as I can, because it was a surprise trip I had only a couple of hours to pack and I forgot my camera so all these pictures are taken with my phone.
Budapest – or Buda and Pest – is by equal parts gritty and grey, majestic, beautiful and romantic. Over the years, Budapest, which is split down the middle by Danube, it’s also got a fascinating history, more museums, palaces and opera houses than you can shake a stick at, and some seriously delicious cuisine ( make sure you try their famous Goulash).
One of the greatest things I loved about Budapest is that you can explore the city in some days, day or night– making it a perfect European city to visit for a looong weekend away.
Buda Castle is a beautiful historic building right in the heart of the city. Take a 20-minute walk up to the top of the castle and enjoy the stunning view of the city from here.
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a literal linking point for Buda and Pest (the two towns that form Budapest). This dramatic chain bridge stands in contrast to the ornate and beautiful buildings that surround it. In so many ways it reminds me of Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Another thing you need to visit is the Fisherman’s Bastion and get some amazing views of the city from there !
When it comes to Budapest, there’s a lot to take in, so kit yourself out with a good guide.
In Pest, on the eastern side of the Danube, you’ll find the riverside parliament building.
Budapest has a long and vibrant history of entertaining and delighting its visitors with beautiful buildings, ancient history and a charm that’s second to none! There’s so much to see and do while you’re in the city – from the famous, quirky, historical to the downright fun!
I think Budapest has become one of my top favorite cities ❤. For those who do not yet know , be careful, you will fall in love. In order to make the most of the city, I advise you to stay there for 4 days but a week-end is not enough, the city is not huge.