Adventures in Budapest (Part 1)

Are you like me? Is Budapest on your bucket list? Then you have to read this post to find out more about the places that should be visited in Budapest!

 

We were quite adventurous on our first day in Budapest, visiting countless places and walking to the point of exhaustion!

But these are some places I recommend visiting in Budapest.

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So here goes……

Matthias Church

Matthias Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Budapest, Hungary in front of the Fisherman’s Bastion at the heart of Buda’s Castle District. According to church tradition, it was originally built in Romanesque style in 1015, although no archaeological remains exist. The current building was constructed in the florid late Gothic style in the second half of the 14th century and was extensively restored in the late 19th century. It was the second largest church of medieval Buda and the seventh largest church of the medieval Hungarian Kingdom.

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Fisherman’s Bastion

The Halászbástya or Fisherman’s Bastion is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest, around Matthias Church.

The Buda side castle wall was protected by the fishermen’s guild and this is the reason why it was called fishermen’s Bastion. Other people say, it got the name from the part of the city, which lies beneath the tower. The guild of fishermen was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages. It is a viewing terrace, with many stairs and walking paths.

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Széchenyi Chain Bridge

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

It is anchored on the Pest side of the river to Széchenyi (formerly Roosevelt) Square, adjacent to the Gresham Palace and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and on the Buda side to Adam Clark Square, near the Zero Kilometre Stone and the lower end of the Castle Hill Funicular, leading to Buda Castle.

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House of Parliament

It is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary. A notable landmark and a popular tourist destination in Budapest. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square on the bank of the Danube. It is currently the largest building in Hungary and it is still the tallest building in Budapest.

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St Stephen’s Basilica

St. Stephen’s Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary.

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Széchenyi thermal bath

The Széchenyi Medicinal Bath in Budapest is the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Its water is supplied by two thermal springs, their temperature is 74 °C and 77 °C, respectively.

Throughout its century old history, about a 100 millions of bathers have enjoyed the warm medicinal waters and the fun pools.

The 18 pools in Szechenyi Bath is open every single day throughout the year, including national holidays, when its an especially  popular place to visit. Besides the outdoor and indoor geothermal pools, you can get massage treatments (which I did), enjoy the saunas, the gym, or just relax by the pools with some beer or wine.

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Stay tuned for part 2!

 

Xx,

Nic

 

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