Budapest is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe for me not just because of its gigantic castles and charming streets, but because the city itself is so rich in history and culture. Buda and Pest is actually separated by Danube River (which is Europe’s second largest river) and on our second and last day, we decided to go around the inner city— in Buda. Pest is usually the more modern part of the city, where it’s so easy to go around for some shopping and a few drinks at night with your friends. Buda, on the other hand, is where you’ll be seeing all the main landmarks in Budapest.
But before we start our journey.. Coffee time! Sean brought me to one of the most beautiful cafes I’ve even been to: New York Cafe. It’s an ornate resto/cafe since 1894 and people usually go here in the afternoon for a latte or hot chocolate and sweets. I. LOVE. IT. SO. MUCH.
That’s the Buda Castle from afar. We didn’t have enough time to actually visit it but I least I got to see its exteriors, right?
Stopped at one of their famous tourist shopping districts. I just had to buy a shot glass for memories. Yep, I collect shot glasses- that’s what I usually buy as a souvenir whenever I visit a new city.
Matthias Church. It’s a roman catholic church and is the seventh largest church of the medieval Hungarian Kingdom. It’s located in Trinity Square, just walking distance to the other historical spots.
Fisherman’s Bastion. It’s a neb-gothic style terrace on the Buda bank of Danube, and you get this amazing scenic view if you go on top. Its name derives from the guild of fishermen that were responsible for defending this area in the Middle Ages.
I love how this city has two names and two sides to it. Both are very amazing and attractive in so many different ways— and they complement each other so well. What a beauty. I can’t wait to go back here! BMS.