Budapest – the city of lights and architecture (Day 2 – Part 1)

Hi guys, it’s been a hectic few days due to Christmas shopping for my family, spending time with my nephew and niece and cooking from morning until afternoon. Now I’m back and ready to take you to Budapest, after which you can continue reading about the new recipes I’ve got for you.

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Buda castle

Going back to my trip to Budapest, it was the second day of my trip and we decided to visit the Buda castle and Fisherman’s Bastion. Fisherman’s Bastion is a terrace with towers and a beautiful view of Budapest. The inspiration behind it where the fishermen who settled here to protect the castle walls. It surrounds the remarkable St. Matthias Church and if you look closely you can see a statue of a crow on the roof of the church holding a golden ring – the story goes that the crow brought the ring to the famous Matthias Corvinus and told him that he would lead the Hungarian people, he never took it off and he became king after all.

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Just a few steps  further there is a statue of Hadik Andras statue, he was a Hungarian nobleman, I won’t go into details because the most interesting thing about the statue is that if you grab the horse for the balls it will bring you luck.

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Hadik Andras statue

Next stop is the beautiful Buda castle, first built in 1265. The feeling can’t be described, you just have to be there.

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Buda castle
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Buda castle
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Budapest

One of the oldest patisseries in Budapest is also located on the Buda bank of the Danube river. Actually it’s in the small street that leads to the Hadik Andras statue. There I have tried the best Kremes or cream pies ever. We have the same cake here in Croatia, but there is something different, something more delicious about this one. The last time I was in Budapest, two years ago, I tried this cake for the first time, and I’ve dreamed about it since, so I just had to go again.

Back on the Pest bank of the Danube river we decided to take a walk along the Danube promenade. Walking between the bridges connecting Buda and Pest there are so many stunning building leading to the incredible Hungarian Parliament building.

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Danube Promenade 

While walking along the Danube promenade, just before the Parliament building there is an emotional site, Shoes on the Danube Promenade, honoring the Jewish people killed by fascists. Words can’t describe the feelings.

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Danube Promenade
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Hungarian Parliament

Thinking about the Croatian Parliament building and looking at the spectacular Hungarian Parliament building, the two just can’t be compared. Just the size of the building takes your breath away, and the attention to details is just amazing. The photos just can’t capture it, so if you visit Budapest you must visit the Parliament building, which you can also see from the inside if you’re an European Union citizen for free, you just have to bring your passport.

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Hungarian Parliament
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St. Stephen’s Basilica

Getting to the end of this post with a view of a part of the vast Budapest Christmas market in front of the St. Stephen’s Basilica where you can find delicious food, great souvenirs and tasty mulled wine after visiting the Basilica.

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Christmas market

Thanks for reading, Budapest Day 2 – Part 2 is on it’s way.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and an amazing New Year!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Love Budapest! I went there 3 years ago. Thanks for sharing!

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