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Budapest V. kerület

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  • Day74

    Budapest

    August 19, 2017 in Hungary

    Budapest is celebrating its national holiday tomorrow, Sunday 20 August, but the festivities began today. Streets and bridges are closed to traffic and there are food and drink stalls as far as the eye can see along the river and music to be heard all over the city. 20 August is the greatest national holiday for Hungarians. It commemorates the foundation of the Hungarian state. Also called St. Stephen's Day, remembering Stephen I, the first king of Hungary and founder of the Kingdom of Hungary, who was canonized on August 20th, 1083 by Pope Gregory VII.
    Unfortunately, as we leave Budapest tomorrow, we won't be around to see the official celebrations or the fireworks but it will be big if the preparations we see today are an indication.
    We had a great time being a part of it today.
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  • Day59

    Budapest! Hungary

    August 15, 2017 in Hungary

    At last! We arrived in Budapest today and I can now cross another thing off my bucket list! and so pleased I came- lives up to all my expectations. It was late afternoon by the time we reached our accommodation so went out to something to eat and then walked around for a couple of hours. Evie- a new country for your pin board!

  • Day73

    Budapest

    August 18, 2017 in Hungary

    Buda Castle District - Castle Hill is a kilometre-long limestone plateau towering 170m above the Danube. It contains some of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and museums, and is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Below it is a 28km-long network of caves formed by thermal springs. The walled area consists of two distinct parts: the Old Town, where commoners once lived, and the Royal Palace, the original site of the castle built by Béla IV in the 13th century and reserved for the nobility.
    Trinity square is the main part of the Old Town. In the centre of the square is the Trinity Column, commemorating the end of the plague epidemic, and the Matthias Church.
    Fisherman’s Bastion is a unique viewing terrace said to be named after the guild of fishermen who supposedly defended the area from invaders during the Middle Ages.
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  • Day70

    Budapest Hungary

    August 15, 2017 in Hungary

    Our accommodation is about 10 minutes walk from the Danube so great location. Walked over the Chain Bridge, iconic 1800s stone suspension bridge, and got great view of the beautiful buildings on each side of the river. Walked beside the Danube on the Buda side then crossed back to the Pest side over the Elisabeth Bridge, Budapest's 3rd newest bridge. The Danube River here is especially busy with Budapest being either the starting point or final destination for many European river cruises. As well there are many day and night cruises along this beautiful river. I am looking forward to discovering more of Budapest over the next four days.Read more

  • Day72

    Budapest

    August 17, 2017 in Hungary

    Looked around Heroes' Square and surrounds. Beautiful parklands (City Park) and Vajdahunyad Castle and its buildings. Behind the parklands is the Szechenyi Bath which we had hoped to enjoy but the line to get in was ridiculously long and in the sun and it was 31 degrees....so no!

  • Day74

    Budapest

    August 19, 2017 in Hungary

    On our last day in Budapest there were two places we wanted to visit:
    1. St Stephen's Basilica - we had gone past it so many times on the bus but had not taken the time to actually stop and look inside. We righted that wrong today...and we were happy we did. The interior is magnificent.
    2. "The shoes on the Danube Promenade": On the banks of the Danube River in Budapest, not far from the Hungarian Parliament building, sit sixty pairs of old-fashioned shoes, the type people wore in the 1940s. There are women's shoes, there are men's shoes and there are children's shoes. They sit at the edge of the water, scattered and abandoned, as though their owners had just stepped out of them and left them there. The shoes are rusted, made of iron and set into the concrete of the embankment. They are a memorial and a monument to the Hungarian Jews who, in the winter of 1944-1945, were shot on the banks of the Danube River by the members of the Arrow Cross Party. The memorial was conceptualized by film director Can Togay, and was created by Togay together with the sculptor Gyula Pauer. It was installed on the Pest bank of the Danube River in Budapest in 2005. At three separate places on the memorial, cast iron signs read in Hungarian, English and Hebrew: "To the memory of victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944-45."Read more

  • Day25

    Country Number Six

    May 24 in Hungary

    We bid a fond farewell to our guide and touring companions last night at a dinner that included Slovenian foods and cultural music and dancing.

    Today our driver from Mydaytrip.com met us at our Ljubljana hotel and we were quickly and comfortably off to Budapest, a 4.5 hour drive. We can highly recommend this means of travel within Europe. Our alternative was to fly to London then to Budapest, a 6 hour trip with layover, at more than twice the cost of the car journey or try to figure out a route by train lugging our suitcases along. And they stop for tours along the way!

    We strolled the pedestrian only zone near our Budapest hotel, avoiding the hectic traffic of the city, and enjoyed Hungarian cuisine at a nearby restaurant before returning to our room. It overlooks the Danube river and has great views of historic buildings and the lovely bridges that connect Buda and Pest areas of the city.
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  • Day28

    Bon Voyage II

    Today in Hungary

    Having already spent two days in Budapest we opted to remain aboard our Viking ship Gullveig while most took a tour of the city and surrounding area.

    The ship delayed for Vienna at 8:15 a.m stopping briefly in Visegrád to pick up those on the land tour.

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