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My flight from the Brussels was in the morning. It was a 2.5 hour flight , I arrived at the Airport around 11 and then took a bus to the center. I was staying at Artist Guest House but I had collect my keys from a different place which was painful. Nevertheless after settling down in my guest house and taking a bit of rest I left to stoll around the center of the Budapest .

The previously separate towns of Buda, ร“buda, and Pest were officially unified in 1873 and given the new name Budapest. ย Buda is the Western while Pest is the Eastern side of the Danube river.

Day 1:

I walked from my guest house towards the Danube . Crossed the bridge and climbed up to the Gellรฉrt Hill which also has Citadel on top. Citadel was closed but the hike was worth for the view. In the evening spent some time in one of ruin bars in Budapest. These are collection of bars in an abandoned building with graffiti & plants, drawing an international crowd.

Day 2:

I explored the city by foot and public transport. I started with castle district then walked all the way to parlament building , central market complex, Margaret Bridge, Buda castle.ย 




Leter in the evening I went for boat trip “Budapest by night”. This boat trip lasted for about 1 hour and I could see all the landmarks in both side of river

  • Margaret Bridge
  • Buda Castle
  • Szechenyi Lanchid
  • Castle Garden
  • Citadel
  • St. Gellert Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool
  • Gellert Hill
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Balna
  • Universita Corvinus Di Budapest
  • Pesti Vigado
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Margaret Bridge

Day 3:

I had few free hours in the morning . I went to Liberty square and then walked along the river bank and saw “Shoes on Danube”. This open air art was toย  honour the Jews who were massacred byย fascistย Hungarianย militiaย belonging to theย Arrow Cross Partyย in Budapest during theย Second World War. They were ordered to take off their shoes (shoes were valuable and could be stolen and resold by the militia after the massacre), and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. The memorial represents their shoes left behind on the bank.