Budapest is separated by the Danube River, so there are a number of bridges that bring the two sides together. The Chain Bridge is probably the most famous, and heavily trafficked, as it connects the center of both cities.
The famous Chain Bridge linking Buda to Pest
View of Buda from the Chain Bridge
Liberty Bridge is downstream of the Chain Bridge, close to the Market, and affords a number of photographic opportunities.
Liberty Bridge with Elisabeth Bridge in the distance
Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion dominate the Buda hillside and offer brilliant views of the river and Pest side of the city. They are also beautiful in their own right.
Fisherman’s Bastion closeup
panoramic view from the Bastion
Seemingly the largest building and visible from many parts of the city, the Parliament building looks like it was designed for a movie set. Parts are undergoing renovation but from a distance you can’t even tell.
Hungarian Parliament- every bit as decorative as it looks
another view near sunset
Along the river and not far from the Parliament is the Shoes on the Danube memorial to Jews murdered along the river bank in WWII.
memorial to Jewish victims along the Danube
Certainly one of the more moving memorials we’ve experienced in Europe.