Feb 11, 2011

Hungary - Budapest

We took a train from Zagreb to Budapest. Funny thing: buying a round trip ticket is 20 euros less expensive than a one way ticket!! Thank you travel forums!


On the Beautiful Blue Danube!! ;)

Budapest ! The view of the Danube is magnificent: on the hill on the left, the Buda castle; on Pest side, the Parliament’s dome and linking them, the Chain bridge.

We did in fact take this beautiful picture ourselves!! ;)

Next to Buda Castle you can find an amazing district that takes you some centuries back. We liked the strange Fisherman’s Bastion, a fortified area where a fish market was held.

Good to know: there are free guided tours of the parliament every day in various languages. Just book it on the Internet (better to have a Hungarian friend! ;) This parliament is inspired by the british Westminster palace for its external structure but the interior brings out the talents of Hungarian craft industries and local construction materials.

View of the Parliament

Parliament's main entrance

Cigar holders in the Parliament!!

The Central market (Nagyvasarcsarnok):

Medicinal baths are reputed in Budapest. Hey the Ottoman empire sprawled all the way to this region!! Szent Lukacs’ Medicinal baths is one of the most important bath complexes in Europe and famous for its outdoor baths. The baths at 38 °.. so relaxing!! :)

Après l'effort.. Enjoying the traditional pastry Kürtöskalacs

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