Pearl of the Danube, Budapest – Hungary

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Pearl of the Danube, Budapest - Hungary
Budapest

Budapest as the Hungarian capital was established in the administrative concept of the word only in 1873, when three cities were united: Buda, Obuda and Pest. Their history goes back to ancient times, when in the 1st century BC a Celtic settlement appeared on the banks of the Danube, significantly expanded by the Romans, who ruled in these places until the 4th century.

Pearl of the Danube, Budapest - Hungary
Budapest

If the face of the quarters of modern Buda was determined by the Middle Ages and later the Baroque style, then the style of old Pest – a city surrounded by a wall, lying on the left bank – is determined by the popular in the first half of the twentieth century: classicism and romance.

Pearl of the Danube, Budapest - Hungary
Budapest

During our excursion, we will visit the quarter of the Buda Fortress, the main dominant of which is now the Matyasha Church, erected on a medieval foundation in 1896. Next to the temple are the walls of the Fisherman’s Bastion, named after the type of activity of the workers of the workshop, who were entrusted with the mission of protecting the part of the fortress wall located in this place.

Pearl of the Danube, Budapest - Hungary
Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

From it, along the old burgher streets, we will walk to the Royal Palace, where the Hungarian National Gallery is now located, and we will go down to the most famous bridge in Budapest. The Chain Bridge was the first city bridge to connect large areas of Pest and Buda.

Pearl of the Danube, Budapest - Hungary
Budapest

In Pest, we will stroll through the recently renovated pedestrian streets, go to the largest church in Budapest – St. Stephen’s Basilica and look at the city’s trademark – the neo-Gothic building of the Hungarian Parliament. Then, along the magnificent Andrashima Avenue, we will drive to Heroes’ Square to get acquainted with the Hungarian Millennium Monument.

Pearl of the Danube, Budapest - Hungary
Budapest

This is a whole complex with a 36-meter column and a colonnade, where famous figures of Hungarian history lined up like a parade. Behind the monument, we will go deep into the alleys of Varoshliget Park and admire the romantic castle, with a name that is not very euphonious for the Russian ear – Vailakhunyad.

Pearl of the Danube, Budapest - Hungary
Budapest

And in your free time, I recommend that you look into the famous Szechenyi thermal baths, which are located just a few meters from the castle. Here you can relax and unwind before heading back.


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