City trip Budapest: part 2
Last week, I wrote about the first two days of my city trip to the Hungarian capital Budapest. This week, I will give you my experiences of the last two days. Enjoy!
So the second day of our trip we went to the Boeda side of the city. The third day (Wednesday) we stayed at the Pest side. Since we had some bus tickets, we went exploring this side of the city by bus. Our first stop was the Jewish quarter. The most beautiful place in the quarter was the synagogue, which has an awesome architecture. We did not went into the synagogue, because it was very crowded, but we made some pictures and walked around the Jewish quarter.
And then we went by bus to our next stop, where we planned to go have some coffee and take a small break. On recommendation we decided to go to the Box Donut, which was very easy to find from the bus stop. This coffee shop is well-known for its donuts in the shape of a square. We took a cappuccino and picked a donut. My choice went to the Caramel donut, which was absolutely delicious. Not only was there caramel on top of the donut, but it was also filled with caramel cream. Delicious!
After our short break, we decided to go a little by bus and just look around the city from the bus. After a while, we stopped at the Chain Bridge. This bridge is the most famous of Budapest and very beautiful, but to be honest, the Liberty Bridge was more beautiful in my opinion. Also, we went to the Jewish shoes, which is a memorial for the Jewish people who died in World War II. They were ordered to take off their shoes and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. It represents their shoes left behind on the bank. The Jewish shoes are located at the Danube quay, just a bit further as the Chain Bridge and close to the Parliament building. Speaking of that, we also took a look at this breath taking building. Definitely one of the most beautiful architecture of Budapest what I have seen those days. I loved this building.
After this visit, we went back to the main street (where our hotel was located) and decided to have some lunch. We had some lunch in the same street (Vaci street) at an Italian. I was not that hungry, so I decided to take some Bruschetta. I know, it is not Hungarian, but it was really delicious.
After lunch, we went to the market hall and walked around all the stands. There is a very cosy atmosphere in the hall and so many choices for food and souvenirs. Also, the building from the outside is very pretty. At this point, we did not buy anything. We decided to buy some souvenirs the next day.
Actually, our planning was to do a boat trip in the evening, because it was recommended to me that a boat trip is very nice to do when it gets a little darker. We were very excited for this trip, but unfortunately we had to cancel it because of the bad weather. All days we had beautiful weather, except for that evening. It was raining and that does not make a boat trip very fun. We were very disappointed, but decided to make the best out of the evening.
We ate something close to our hotel (in the Vaci street) in a very nice restaurant with very friendly people. I took turkey and it was delicious. Honestly, I think this was the best dinner I had these days. Not only because of the food, but also because of the staff. After dinner, we drank a cocktail and then it was the end of day three.
The next and last day was very calm, because we would be picked up at two p.m. at our hotel by a taxi. We decided to take the bus for the last time and to just drive a little bit around the city and look around the places we had not visit yet. We would have love to visit those places, but we did not have enough time unfortunately. Also, we went for the last time to the market hall to buy some souvenirs for ourselves and people at home.
At noon, we went to café Anna in the Vaci street to drink a coffee and to have some lunch (a big plate of typical, Hungarian dishes), where after we went back to the hotel: ready to be picked up.
And that was the end of our city trip. I have to say, four days is definitely not enough to explore this beautiful city and I really would like to go back one time do discover way more. I loved the dynamic atmosphere in the city and it just has some beautiful places. Definitely a city worth the visit!