Winter’s Budapest

This time, I was all by myself, got into the coach, found a good seat then took a nap. When I wake up, another new city will be waiting for me. It’s a cold winter, but also a warm Christmas. As usual, I didn’t prepare anything, just a map borrowed from a friend!

The Hősök Tere (Heroes’ Square) is the first place that I visited. WOW! I’ve never seen so many huge statues in the same square together and I have to admire those architects and sculptors that made such great things in ancient time in spite of their limited tools.

After that there was St. Stephen’s Basilica, I visit many different churches in Europe, to get inside and walk around, see the paintings, carvings, to experience a different atmosphere. At night, I went to Gellért Hill to see the night view of the city and the Danube which my friend recommended.

You can also take the bus or cable car to see the view in the castle area. The view in the day is not the same as the one at night. At the castle area, you can find Halászbástya (Fisherman’s Bastion), Budai Vár (Buda Castle), Mátyás-templom (Matthias Church) and Arany Sas Patika Múzeum (Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum) – lots of places you can visit and take photos.

Back to the other side of the Danube, you will pass the famous bridge, Szechenyi Lanchid. The lion situated at the corner is like the guard of the bridge. There’s a synagogue called, Dohány Street Synagogue, which is also worth a visit.

Before Christmas, you must check the Christmas Market downtown, you can get some hot wine to warm up your body or taste some local foods and desserts. This time it was too cold for me that I couldn’t see much things with my frozen feet, I’ll find a warmer month to visit this place again!

written by bboysherman on 2011-04-30 #places #location #travel-destination #budapest-trip-diana-mini-snow-winter

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