I recently went on a long weekend trip to Budapest, Hungary. In this article, I’ll review my experience of the city and I’ll recommend some good places, which I discovered during my short stay, there.
The Matthias Church & The Fishermen’s Bastion
The Matthias Church, which is situated just behind the Fishermen’s Bastion, is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture. When I went, a choir sang, outside.
The Fisherman’s Bastion is well worth a visit for its panoramic views of the city:
St. Stephen’s Basilica
St. Stephen’s Basilica is another must-see attraction in Budapest.
I had a tasty dinner on a cruise up the Danube, which was a memorable experience. One of the courses was genuine Hungarian goulash.
There was a talented gypsy band, all in black tie dress, who could play anyone’s request. Much fancy and frantic fiddle playing was to be heard. One of the songs that they played was Hungarian Dance No. 5, by Brahms.
A cocktail bar & restaurant called La Bodeguita del Medio was one of my favourite nights out. A band plays live salsa music, it has a great atmosphere, and cocktails, of course. What’s not to like?
I haven’t included all of the attractions that I visited in this quick quide. For example, I went to a spa, which had dozens of various heated pools, steam rooms and saunas. But from what I’ve selected, I hope that I’ve shown that Budapest is a great holiday destination. It has an interesting history and a good culture.
The cost of living in Budapest is relatively low, compared to the UK, or Denmark, where I spent my last year abroad. The food is delicious and affordable, and there is a great deal to explore in the city.
In my next post, I’ll write about what I’m getting up to now that term has nearly started.