Sunday, 12 January 2014

A Regency Weekend in Hungary - Part 1: Budapest

At the beginning of October I went to Hungary for a Regency weekend. I traveled to Budapest with a friend (Claire) on the Thursday. We arrived in the morning, met up with more friends at our hotel and spend the afternoon sightseeing. I had never been to Budapest befor and we were due to leave the following morning, so we decided that the best way to see the city in a short space of time was to take a Hop On Hop Off tour bus. 

Driving across the Danube

The funicular railway - it was so steep!!

View of part of the city

The Fisherman's Bastion - an amazing building. It was gleaming white, which the photo doesn't really show. It is a great viewing platform to see over the city, and the buildings are used for a variety of things.

A view of the Danube

Whilst wondering around on one of the stops, we bumped into a group of soldiers. We only realised that they were there when they nearly marched into us! 

We then realised that the building that we had been staring at, that we thought was a presidential palace or something similar, was actually an army barracks!

A few more beautiful buildings. I think this one was a museum.

Looking down the funicular.

Buda Castle

Another view of the Danube 

Downtown Budapest

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