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Budapest, Hungary

Brief post on a trip from my pre-blogging days


The Hungarian Parliament, the world’s third largest parliament building and a great example of Neo-Gothic architecture.

When visiting the Budapest Zoo, Heroes’ Square or Vajdahunyad Castle, have lunch at Robinson Restaurant which is set on a small island on the lake in City Park for good food and stunning surroundings. 

The Hungarian State Opera House – admire it from the outside, take a tour, or catch a performance.

Take in the view over the city from St. Stephen’s Basilica’s observation deck.

I highly recommend dinner at Café Bouchon, a small and atmospheric restaurant serving excellent food and wine with minimal fuss.

The Great Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter is the largest in Europe, its courtyard holding a poignant Holocaust memorial – the Weeping Willow, with the names of Hungarian Jewish victims engraved on its ‘leaves’.

The House of Terror is an excellent museum commemorating the victims of the Communist and Nazi regimes of Hungary.

Padthai Wokbar is a satisfying speedy food stop if you’re craving some Asian fare.

View from Gellert Hill.

Fisherman’s Bastion.

Bock Bisztró is a fabulous restaurant offering traditional Hungarian cuisine with a modern twist.

Buda Castle and its surrounding areas allow for hours of walking around and enjoying the architecture and views, and is home to the Hungarian National Gallery.

Check out Celeritas Shooting Club for a fun and different way to spend a few hours with your friends or family.

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