Budapest 2013: sights around town I

by | May 18, 2013 | International Travel


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.

Chain Bridge

The famous Chain Bridge linking Buda to Pest

Buda side

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.

posing on the Freedom Bridge

Liberty Bridge with Elisabeth Bridge in the distance

Fisherman’s Bastion

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

Fisherman’s Bastion

Fisherman's Bastion

Fisherman’s Bastion closeup

Pest panorama

panoramic view from the Bastion

Hungarian National Gallery

National Gallery


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.

Budapest Parliment

Hungarian Parliament- every bit as decorative as it looks

Budapest Parliment

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.

Shoes on the Danube (art installation)

memorial to Jewish victims along the Danube

Certainly one of the more moving memorials we’ve experienced in Europe.

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