Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Exploring Pest of Budapest

So crossing the bridge we get back to Pest, where our journey began... but because Budapest is just an amazing city, there was still so much to explore!

The architecture is absolutely breathtaking in Europe.
I mean, just unbelievable.

P.S. There's no touching the grass. I was scolded by police officers for doing this.

This monument below is heartbreaking.
Shoes on the river Danube.
Back during WWII the Nazi's lined up all the Jews in Budapest along the river and had them take their shoe off as they opened fired and the bodies of men, women and children fell, lifeless, into the river.
This monument is in memory of all those people lost.

Walking along the river you get back to where we started, the marketplace.

Continue walking along the main street and you'll come to the Budapest Opera House, which is considered one of the best opera houses in the world.

Walk to the northern tip of the central district and you come to one of the bath houses and to Hero's Square.

hero's square, budapest

One of the things I regret not doing is going to a bath house... but unfortunately reservations on the train were made and the next destination was waiting...

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Exploring the Buda side of Budapest

When I left off yesterday we were just getting to the bridge that would take us over to Buda.
And it's amazing.

Go make yourself a cup of tea before you begin, this is a lengthy one.
And when you get back, enjoy.

Just across the bridge are castles to explore, hills to climb, museums to learn from, and so much more.

It's definitely a walking city. 
And if you've got the energy you can walk the whole entire thing for days!

So after the walk up to the Citadel, there was more exploring to be done, naturally, and so, more walking.

This is one of the most interesting cities I've ever seen.
And I wasn't even halfway done exploring it.

I hope you liked exploring with me.
I'll do a great big post of the Pest side tomorrow!