My Budapest Break.

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We were lucky because our hotel was situated right in the centre of Budapest but on a quiet street. Liberty Bridge was a few minutes walk away.

We bought a 3-day bus ticket which we could use on the hop-on and hop-off buses.

Fisherman’s Bastian

We were simply blown away by the beautiful buildings and monuments.

St. Matthias Church. Check out the beautiful roof.
St. Stephen’s Basilica

On my partner’s birthday, he decided he wanted to visit St. Stephen’s Basilica. We also took the lift (yes, it had a lift!) up into the dome.

St. Stephen’s Dome
View from St. Stephen’s Dome

Afterwards, we had blueberry truffle doughnuts and my partner can’t eat chocolate so I had to do the right thing and help him out. 🤣

On that day we also visited Gellert Hill Cave Chuch; a church carved out of a rock.

Unfortunately, the above photos don’t do it enough justice.

We climbed to the top of Gellert Hill but unfortunately, we couldn’t get near enough to the citadel for decent photos.

Later on in the evening, during our meal, my partner enjoyed onion soup in a bun.

Yes. It is actually soup in the bun!

We were both touched when our hotel left him this when the staff found out it was his birthday.

The next day, we went to the Hungarian Parliament Building; though we didn’t go in.

Hungarian Parliament Building

We crossed the road near the Parliament Building towards the Danube because we wanted to see the Shoes on the Danube Bank.

This is a sculpture of shoes erected in 2005, in memory of thousands of people who were shot into the river by the Arrow Cross Militiamen, over a six month period in 1944 to 1945.

They made their victims take off their shoes and then shot them into the Danube so their bodies would wash away. 😥

I was also saddened to see one of the sculptures look like they were a pair of child’s shoes.

The child’s shoes.

We went to the Heroes’ Square and later had something to eat at the New York Cafe; which allegedly is the most beautiful cafe in the world.

Heroes’ Square
In the New York Cafe.

We had the best vanilla milkshakes ever and I ordered a hot chocolate, flavoured with Palinka; a Hungarian liqueur. When that came, I was a little perplexed that it was accompanied by a small glass of water. Then I realised why when I gulped the hot chocolate. It was a very strong liqueur. I nearly started coughing and yes, I needed the water!

Our break flew by and we were home late Friday night. I’m already thinking about where I want to go next…

I hope you all had a lovely Easter if you celebrate it.

Thank you for reading.

Rachel x

8 thoughts on “My Budapest Break.

  1. Such an emotional scene with the boots – and they look so real in the photograph 😥
    The soup in a bread bun looks nice and the New York Cafe – wow, very glam 😊
    Looks like a very enjoyable and memorable trip.

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