Sunday, June 3

Visiting Budapest and focus on bridges Post one

I have in many years wanted to visit Budapest in Hungary. My wife was there twice in the 1970s, but could not remember much except the beautiful Cafe New York (earlier named cafe Hungaria)

Last week (May 2018) we spent 3 days in this interesting city and we will in a few blogposts show you what to expect if you deside to follow in our footsteps.

Let us begin with the river Donau and the bridges.

From the Gellert Hill and the Citadella with the freedom statue at the Buda side, the view over Donau and Pest area is magnificent. On this image you see the Margareta Island in the background and the Margareth Bridge close to it. The next and perhaps most famous is the Chain Bridge with the four Lions garding the entrence on both sides.

The Chain Bridge is illuminated in the nigth and the view is great as here seen from a sightseeing boat.
When walking over the Chain Bridge you can see the fantastic Parliament building,
and the river trafic (oil lecter)
Another famous bridge is the green Liberty bridge.
At the Pest side you find the Great Market Hall and on the Buda side the famous Gellert Spa is located

Between the Chain Bridge and the Liberty Bridge you find Elizabeth Bridge leading up to the Buda Hights.

On this image you also can see our hotel situated in the redbrown building up right.

Although we walked and used Hop on Hop off busses and could see the city from above,  the view from the river is the best

This is from the more modern part of Budapest close to the Petofi Bridge
The Parliament building once more and again in the sunset below

The Fisherman Bastion and the Matthias Church is a beauty close to the Castle Hill

On this last image in this post, my wife connect Pest and Buda in front of Elizabeth Bridge her way.

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