I was thrilled to visit the extraordinary city of Budapest which has a very interesting landscape of BUDA (hills) and PEST (flat land) separated by river Danube. River Danube flows in the heart of the city and the three outstanding bridges that connect the BUDA and PEST are Elizabeth, Freedom and Chain Bridge.
My visit to Budapest was short yet very sweet. Being unfamiliar with the city, we decided to take the hop on, hop off bus which took us around the prominent landmarks in the city. Our first stop was the Buda’s Castle District where I was amazed to see the phenomenal Matthias church, Fisherman’s Bastion and architectural Buda’s Castle on the hill. One thing I enjoyed the most was walking down the emerald green hills by the castle all the way to the Chain bridge to board on to the river cruise. We had complimentary river cruise ride with our bus tour tickets which offered us the best panoramic view of the city at night. The city of Budapest is at its best during night when the Hungarian Parliament, Buda’s Castle and the bridges look very lustrous and reflect onto calm water of the river Danube to make it even more delightful.
One thing I missed during my visit to Budapest was to experience the grand Turkish bath in the Széchenyi thermal bath by the Hero’s square which is the largest thermal bath in Europe. It is still in my wish list and I hope to accomplish it in my next visit to the beautiful city.