Budapest Day 2July 2, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C
Today we discovered more of Budapest's treasures.
We crossed the Liberty Bridge and our 1st stop was the Central Market Hall. A large market hall completed in 1896 housing a huge variety of stalls on 3 levels. Most of the stalls are on the ground floor and produce includes meat, pastries, cheeses, sweets, spices and spirits.
Next stop was the St Stephen's Basilica and the Dohāny Street Synagogue. Both beautiful buildings.
A walk around Hero's Square and then back across the Chain Bridge - the 1st permanent and oldest bridge in Budapest, opened in 1849.
We had to check out the famous Lion statues. Apparently the story goes that when the Lion Statues were completed and unveiled, somebody shouted "but they don't have tongues! ". At which stage the sculptor threw himself off the bridge and into the river.
After today's excursion, I think we can safely say that we have seen all the noteworthy sights in Budapest - now for Vienna 😊Read more