utorok 19. septembra 2017

Hello everyone!

When we were heading back  home from our vacation in Italy (last post) a couple days ago we drove across the Budapest (GPS accidentally navigated us trough the centre) - during that ride we have seen soooo many beautiful buildings, bridges, coffee shops and so, that was the moment that we made our decision to came back soon and see Budapest again and enjoyed the city.

We booked our Airbnb apartment and that was it! 

This trip was amazing! We enjoyed Budapest soooooo much - food, coffee, architecture, views, shops...

Here is top 10 places that we visited and enjoyed the most:

First day we were travelling to Budapest by a car, we came there about one o´clock and were heading to our apartment to dropp off our luggages. Then we were looking for a parking place for the whole weekend for the cheapiest price.  We found one near metro line 5 for six euros for the whole week. We finnally breath out at about six o´clock. 
We enjoyed Budapest in night, and it was bearthtaking!

Second day we walk trough the town to see Statue of Liberty, then to Buda castle and Fisherman´s bastion (and also Matthias church). Then we visited Margit Sziget (island) and Budapest parliament and also Váci utca and centre of the town.
Last day we were walking trogh Váci utca and Andrássy utca to Heroe´s square. But at that time there were Heritage days in Budapest so the whole square was crowded and there were tribunes for the sides.

Where we were staying

We tried Airbnb for the first time and it was quite simple - I made a profile on the site and then I typed Budapest to the main line (with the date and nuber of guests) and  found many apartments. I chose two of them which I like the most and according to references about the place of the one (Oktogon square) from my friend we chose this one
Our apartment
Our places looked exactly like on the photos, the apartment was big, very well furnitured, sunny and the near the centre. The Oktorogon square is on the M1 metro - the most oldest metro in Europe.

I hink I pack too much things, because I was thinking that the car is big enough, but I´ve never think thatI have to carry on my luggage all way from one apartment to another (last day we put our luggage to another apartment to safe locks)

What/where we eat

We had amazing first breakfast in one local coffee shop/cake shop on Oktogon square. The place is very fine but also very traffic, but you are sitting almost  in the center of square (practically on the street) so you can see people walking trough, car driving, shops and so on. But most of the most beautiful restaurants and coffee shops are situated like this.

Tranditional hungarian food - hungarian gulas

Then we found an amazing place under the Chain bridge - it is called Pontoon. It fast something like streed food/beach bar with live music and small lights. We were sitting outside with beers in our hands and the view from there was amazing!

 What we saw

1. Budapest´s parliament

  Budapest parliament at night

2. Fisherman´s bastion and Matthias church

Matthias church

3. Hungarian national gallery

The Hungarian National Gallery (also known as Magyar Nemzeti Galéria), was established in 1957 as the national art museum. It is located in Buda Castle.

4. Chain bridge (Széchenyi lánchíd)

When I saw the Chain bridge for the first time I thought that I am somewhere in London. Actually I was not quite wrong - this bridge is designed by the English engineer Wiliam Clark.
Chief engineer Adam Clark, a master builder from Scotland, completed the span in 1849.

This bridge is 375 lengh and spans the Danube river between Buda and Pest.

Crossing the bridge is just a short walk and no matter which direction you go, the view is beautiful. It's also well worth a visit in the evening.

5. St. Stephen´s basilica 

When I was in Budapest during Christmas time, in Váci utca and in front of St.Stephen Basilica were christmas markets everywhere. Small little shops with wine, hot chocolate, little souvenirs. In this time It wasn´t quite different.  

6.  Statue of Liberty

Is monument on the Gellért Hill.
It commemorates those who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom, and prosperity of Hungary.
To get there it was beautiful walk trhough trees, it taked about 30 minutes. From there was amazing view.

7 Metro

The Budapest Metro is the oldest one in the Europe, and the second-oldest  in the world. The first one was London´s. Its iconic line  m1 was completed in 1896, was declared a World Heritage Site in 2002.

  8 The view(s)

 The view from top places are amazing. From Statue of Liberty, from National Gallery, from Fisherman´s bastion - all these places are great for photos. 

What I am wearing:
Lidl leather jacket
Ebay hat
Stradivarius denim jeans
Mago top
Converse shoes
MOHITO Cross body bag

 8. Shops - fashion

Andrássy and Váci utca are the most known streets in Budapest - full of shops, restaurants, coffee bars and pubs. 
 Everytime when I came to Budapest I made quick visit to ZARA, Bershka, Stradivarius and H&M. I am fastinaed by a building where these shops are situated. 

Gerbeaud cafe
The legendary Gerbeaud is one of the biggest and most traditional cafés in the city. The café was established in 1858.

9. Budapest´s eye (Sziget eye)

With its 65 m height this is the largest ferris wheel in Europe offering awesome view from the top.

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