St. George Residence
St. George Residence, Budapest, Fortuna Street, Hungary
We stayed here during our time in Budapest, & could not recommend it more! It's right in the heart of the castle district, near shops, restaurants, & many of the sights you'll want to see while you're there. All of the rooms are suites, each uniquely decorated, & our rooms were absolutely massive... for very reasonable prices.
Matthias Church, Budapest, Hungary
This is a beautiful church on top of the hill in the Castle District, directly behind the Fisherman's Bastion. We went inside & the interior was just as amazing as the exterior!
Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Szentháromság tér, Hungary
Take in the beautiful view of Pest from the Castle District (Buda) in the many lookout towers of the Fisherman's Bastion! Matthias Church sits directly behind it, so you can kill 2 birds with one stone here.
Labyrinth (Underground Catacombs)
1014 Budapest, Úri u. 9, Hungary
I don't have any photos from this (because it's very dark down there and was almost impossible to take a photo of!) but the Labyrinth that sits under the Castle District on the Buda side of the city is a must do! It was weird, creepy, & full of history... it turns out that Dracula was kept down there as a prisoner, as well!
Pest-Buda Bistro & Hotel, Budapest, Fortuna Street, Hungary
We had a lovely dinner here on our first night in Budapest! It's a rustic, cozy setting, with great food & friendly staff. Make sure you try the cucumber salad & the desserts!
Walk across the Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary
On our second day in Budapest, we walked the Chain Bridge from the Buda to the Pest side of the city... the unobstructed view of the Parliament Buidling along the river was stunning!
Erzsébet Square, Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér, Hungary
This is a little square on the Pest side of the city, which was great for people watching! A few restaurants & hotels line the square, where you can sit outside & grab a drink & pastry, but there are also food vendors (stands) set up in the square, along with vendors selling souvenirs & other goods.
Dohany Street Synagogue
Great Synagogue, Budapest, Dohány Street, Hungary
This synagogue is the largest in Europe, located on the Pest side of Budapest. It was bombed during WWII, and played a role in the Nazi occupation of Budapest. There is a cemetery on-site, as well, and a beautiful memorial (a weeping willow tree) to those lost during the Holocaust is located within the cemetery.
Great Market Hall
Central Market Hall, Budapest, Vámház körút, Hungary
A huge market on the Pest side of the city with everything from fresh foods (fruits, veggies, cheeses, meats, etc) to souvenirs, clothing, & take away restaurants on 2 floors.
Heroes’ Square, Budapest, Hősök tere, Hungary
One of the main squares of the city centered (Pest) around statues of the Seven Chieftains & Magyars, & the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, among others!
Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Budapest, Állatkerti körút, Hungary
Visiting a bath house is a MUST in Budapest! The Széchenyi Baths is the largest medicinal bath in Europe & couldn't be more beautiful!
Dunacorso Restaurant, Budapest, Vigadó tér, Hungary
We had our last meal in Budapest at Dunacorso (Pest) and it was one of the most memorable parts of the trip. First, the food was amazing, & the service was excellent. We spent about 3 or 4 hours here, sitting in their outdoor terrace, right near the water, savoring every bite of our meal & every sip of our wine (which was flowing). There was live music (violin, chello, etc) and the band came up to each table to play just for them. When we told them we were from New York, they went right into "New York, New York" and we sang along -so. much. fun.