Landmarks of Budapest

Heroes synagogue, Budapest, Hungary
Heroes Synagogue

These quickfire 3-day city breaks are so good but of course by definition time is limited and you do have to move at pace to fit as much in as possible.

And we haven’t done bad, though you can’t do everything. After our orientation walk on Saturday, soaking up the sights, Day 2, Sunday, consisted of an energetic hill climb, walks around Buda and the Royal Palace, plus the spa visit, which is a “must do” in Budapest. We kept on top of time constraints with good patronage of the public transport systems.

St Stephens Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
St Stephens Basilica

And then today our final day we saw the interior of two of the city’s landmark buildings, the Heroes Synagogue and St Stephen’s Basilica, plus a visit to the imposing Parliament building set in its wonderful square. Good food day, too!

Parliament building, Budapest, Hungary
Parliament building

And so our latest quick city break is complete and that countdown to our next trip starts again.

Budapest – first few hours

Magnificent view of the Hungarian Parliament building Building Budapest

So we’re here in Budapest, although a short flight delay and big bus queues meant it was almost 2pm by the time we were out exploring. However even in just a few hours this wonderful and majestic city has made an impression.

Our home is in Pest, close to the Jewish quarter, across the wide Danube from beautiful Buda. So many wonderful vistas, so many majestic buildings. We’ve already taken in many sights, already walked miles. Then, as we left Buda and walked back across the Chain Bridge, darkness started to fall and floodlights lit the buildings on both sides of the river. Beautiful views in every direction.

And now we’re in our first ruin bar. You don’t know what a ruin bar is? We’ll tell you later.

Darkness falling In Budapest