While in Austria, we had a chance to visit Hungary’s capital city, Budapest. Budapest was previously 2 cities (Buda and Pest), separated by the Danube River. One of the most iconic landmarks is the Hungarian Parliament building (red-top building in the background of the picture below) — I will include a closer image of that at the end of this blog.
We first stopped at City Park, a place where locals ice skate in the winter and hangout in the summer.
Imagine this entire lake being frozen during winter.
The castle across the lake takes you back in time. You can climb the tower for a better lookout.
As we drove around the city, you catch glimpses of haunting statues. These are not statues of nobility but of suffering.
If you visit, be sure to spend some time walking around the Buda Castle district (Budai Varnegyed) — there is so much to experience here.
From the Buda side, you get a peek at the Hungarian Parliament building.
From the Pest side, you see it in all it’s glory.