Hungary

Budapest

PICTURES FROM BUDAPEST

Evening, apologies for the radio silence this week. I’ve been spending time with some of my lovely friends and family in the UK, which has been fantastic. I still have another week or so to go, but this trip is much more about relaxing and spending time with people than…

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Matthias Church, Budapest

INSIDE MATTHIAS CHURCH, BUDAPEST

No Silent Sunday from me today. This week has been anything but quiet, so I wanted to share a little more of my trip to Budapest with you. The final site I saw up on Castle Hill was the Matthias Church.  Located next to the Fisherman’s Bastion, the church was…

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Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

FISHERMAN’S BASTION, BUDAPEST

Back on the castle that isn’t a castle, you’ll find an impressive neo-gothic terrace with incredible views over the Danube. The Fisherman’s Bastion was built during 1895 and 1902 and takes its name from the guild of fishermen that were responsible for defending that part of the city walls during…

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Buda Castle Funicular Railway

GUARDS AND GOULASH AT BUDA CASTLE

Buda Castle is very much like Prague Castle – in the sense that there isn’t an actual castle.       There are two ways get up the hill and reach the castle, walking (pah!) and the fabulous funicular railway.      The views from the top are incredible.  I…

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State Opera House, Budapest

A TOUR OF THE HUNGARIAN STATE OPERA HOUSE

When it was built in 1884, Budapest’s Opera House was the second grandest theatre in the world.  This was an actual condition imposed upon architect Miklos Ybl while he was designing it. He was given strict instructions that it mustn’t be as opulent as the Opera House in Vienna, but…

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My view in Budapest

GOOD MORNING FROM BUDAPEST…

My trip to Budapest was booked back in the middle of December and there was no way I was going to cancel it. So I dragged my sorry arse out of bed for the first time in six days, headed to the airport and after spending a bit of time…

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