When we think of Budapest, what comes to mind are images of the massive parliament building, the towering cathedral, and Chain Bridge that spans the Danube River and connects Buda to Pest. Even though we have 11 days to discover the city, our first mission was to see these four iconic Budapest sights.
Our second day of discovering Budapest, we headed to the west side of the river (the Buda side) to explore the palace, church and other Castle Hill sights. Once we were across Chain Bridge, we immediately ascended a set of shaded stairs to Parade Square, which sits between the Royal Palace and Matthias Church.
Even though we’ve been in Europe now for almost five months, our travel by train has been very limited. We purchased our tickets a few days before we departed and were simultaneously excited and dismayed. The price for both tickets was only $41 USD, but the train to Budapest from Ljubljana would take an astounding eight hours. We mentally prepared for the long haul and I made a list of things I could get done during the trip (like research Budapest, which I had failed – once again – to do in…
Budapest is a fantastic place, filled with incredibly architecture, but for us its beauty truly shines once the sun sets and the million lights of the city flare to life. The striking illumination of some of Budapest’s most impressive sites inspired us to put together a little photo gallery. Here’s hoping you enjoy Budapest at night as much as we did.