For me, this year started in Hungary.At last minute we decided to spend New Year eve in
This was my second visit, after 27 years. First was
just in transit, half day, on my way to Warsaw.
What to say, beautiful city with lotof similaritiesto Vienna, but yet very
specific.Unfortunately, it was very cold (-15 C) and gray, but
that didn't stop our walking tours around the city. I will certainlyreturn, onespringorsummer, andof coursevisitthe
We started our sightseeing on Gellért Hill.From here you have fantastic panoramic view and good
first impression of the city.
Statue of Liberty stands on top of the hill.
Citadel (Citadella) - fortress.
Royal Palace- today home to the Hungarian National
Gallery, the Budapest History Museum and the National Library.
Statue of the horseherd
Statue of the Turul Bird (Turulmadár), the mythological
bird of the Magyars.
Holy Trinity Square
Matthias Church (Mátyás templom) over 700 years old.
Statue of St. Stephen
Fishermen's Bastion (Halászbástya)
Some of the best views of the city from Fishermen's Bastion.