Budapest, Hungary – Hungary & Belgium Trip

June 2014 / Travel Photography


A few summer days in the Hungarian capital

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Budapest is a relatively young city that emerged from the merging of three large cities – Buda, Obuda, and Pest. The city is divided by the Danube River into two major historical parts. On one side, there is hilly Buda with its medieval buildings, including the Royal Palace and the snow-white towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion. On the other side, there is modern Pest, which has become the center of cultural, economic, and political life in the capital of Hungary. The city boasts seven islands, with Margaret Island being the most famous – a beautiful green park favored by both tourists and locals.

However, across from Margaret Island, on the western bank of the river, lies the oldest part of the city – the Obuda district. Here, everything is reminiscent of the past – the streets, buildings, and ruins of ancient Roman temples and amphitheaters.

Through the streets of Budapest

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Night Budapest

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Csipesz Bár and Király street

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A one-day route to the main attractions of Budapest – bridges, parks, castles. A variety of experiences for a leisurely stroll through the historic part of the city.

Elisabeth Bridge

Elisabeth Bridge – a bridge in Budapest, the fourth active bridge across the Danube, connecting Buda and Pest. The bridge is located on a narrow section of the Danube, its length is only 290 m.

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Gellért Hill

Gellért Hill is a mountain with a height of 235 meters, overlooking the Danube River in Budapest. It is located in the 1st and 11th districts of Budapest. The mountain was named after Gerard of Hungary, a Catholic saint and enlightener of Hungary, who was killed by pagans.

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Citadella - Fortress located on Gellert Hill

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Park Döbrentei tér

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Buda Castle

Buda Castle is the historical castle of the Hungarian kings in Budapest. It was previously also called the Royal Palace and the Royal Castle. The fortress can be reached by the Buda funicular Shiklo and by bus from Szell Kalman Square.

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Our path led to the Fisherman’s Bastion further up the hill, and after that, we walked along the Danube embankment to admire the Parliament building.

Fisherman’s Bastion

Hungarian parliament building

The Hungarian Parliament Building is located on the banks of the Danube in Budapest and serves as the seat of the Hungarian Parliament. Its architecture intricately combines Neo-Gothic elements, inspired by the Palace of Westminster, with the influence of the Parisian Beaux-Arts style.

Margaret Island, Széchenyi Thermal Bath and Vajdahunyad vár

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