During my stay in the Netherlands, I wanted to travel a bit around Europe, and all my international friends were giving me different suggestions. But I’ve always been curious about that one specific city that I only knew was known for its thermal baths; of course I’m talking about Budapest. That was one of the few times in which I was heading to a destination without having any expectation in mind.
When the plane almost landed, I could notice from above that the city is authentic, a lot of old buildings, and that’s when my excitement started. A weekend actually was far from being enough! But I tried to make the best out of it!
Budapest has seven bridges; Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge, Arpad Bridge, Elisabeth Bridge, Liberty Bridge, Petofi Bridge, Rakoczi Bridge. Each of these bridges has its own beauty, but my favorite is the Chain Bridge, it has a very good location connecting two touristic places of Buda and Pest and the view is mesmerizing especially by night.
Before traveling, a local friend told me to visit this place. When I first heard the name, I was not sure to put it part of my plan. But at the end, I thought she would know better! So I woke up on the second day, took a tram and headed there. As soon as I got off, I noticed a big green land in the middle of the river. I walked over, and once arrived there, it felt like I was in a completely different city, a big green garden full of grass and fresh air. I wanted to stay longer, but the sun disappeared and got replaced by the rain.
While visiting this place, where there was Matthias church I felt like I was visiting a Disney castle, and this took me back to my childhood memories! Painted in light colors, mostly white and light brown, this place is worth the visit, as you get to see the Hungarian parliament, It’s also a good exercise as you will climb a lot of stairs.
This is one of the most beautiful buildings that I’ve seen so far, it has a front view on the river and is surrounded by a beautiful garden with a lot of flowers and fountains.
I concluded my stay in Budapest by going on the top of the famous Gellert Hill from which I got to have a panoramic view of the city as a whole. And that’s where I realized that I was lucky to visit this city. It is obviously in my Re-visit Places!
Signed by : @Johan Lader