Last Stop Budapest

 
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Here we are at the last stop of my journey: Budapest - the capital and the most populous city of Hungary. After 10 days of traveling from Prague, Salzburg and Vienna, I decided to explore this city at a slow pace for the remaining 6 days...

Buda Castle Disctrict

I took public bus up to Castle Hill and wandered around the district on foot. Two of the must-visit tourist attractions are Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion, which are just side by side. There are many cafés (Starbucks as well) and restaurants to stop for some refreshment. I loved checking out some Hungarian art and design shops, and also went in the Hungarian National Gallery before going down to cross the Chain Bridge back to the Pest side.


Váci Street - the most renowned pedestrian shopping street of Budapest, as well as souvenir shops and restaurants.

Shoes on the Danube Bank

The Hungarian Parliament Building, a notable landmark of Hungary 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.


Had a Sunday brunch at Grand Café Budapest 🍽️ and continued my way at Andrassy Avenue.


Heroes' Square / Hungarian Folk Art / City Park

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One of Budapest landmarks - Heroes' Square (Hősök tere). From far I can see there is another museum-like building just beside the square. The hanging poster written "Hand | Craft | Art". Went in out of curiosity, so it is a National Salon exhibition which currently features fresh Hungarian folk art of all kinds. 😍

After finished exploring the site, walked through the park, and hey what a coincidence there's children playground and outdoor market selling foodies and beverages. People are enjoying a summer Sunday!


Central Market Hall

Budapest's largest and most expansive indoor market, built in the neo-Gothic style, offers a variety of food stalls, from fresh vegetables, fowl and meat to wine and liquor shops. I had this yummy Goulash Soup and a plate of European noodle for lunch.


Szentendre

Fascinating day trip to Szentendre, a cute little town in the outskirt of Budapest. It has quite a few handmade, design houses, art galleries, gift shops and cafés which could spend hours walking around. Go by train, back by boat. Perfect! ☀️

P.S. If you're on planning and need more guidance going to Szentendre, why don't you check out this post by Audrey Bergner.

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Goodbye my dear bagcharm~ After 2 weeks "following" me on this Europe trip, been asked several times by the passerby, I literally sold this piece to Gabriella - a shop owner in Szentendre who sells handmade things related to lavender. The fragrance from her shop is so tempting and certainly can't hold myself not to get in. While exploring all of her stuff, she kept her eyes on my bagcharm and asked if she could purchase it. 😆
We all love beautiful handmade things, don't we? 😄


On my very last day, I googled this cool ambiance Massolit Bookstore & Café and worked for a couple of hours there before heading to the airport in the evening..

Thank you for reading my journey!
Here are the direct links if you missed any:
Explore Prague
The Sound of Salzburg
Art in Vienna