Similar to my previous photo essay from Berlin, my illness really limited the amount of time I had in Budapest. The three full days of touring I had planned was whittled down to an afternoon and evening touring the Castle Hill.
Despite only having a half day to explorer, I was pretty happy with my short stint as the area I wandered around was pretty picturesque and enthralling. There’s definitely an old world charm to this area of Budapest, and it left me hungry for more exploring in this city. I’m definitely going to have to give it another opportunity and it’s on my short list of countries that I’d like to return to sometime in the future.
The view from Castle Hill of the Hungarian Parliament building and the Danube river.
Mattias Church, also known as the Church of the Blessed Virgin.
A Danube view from the Fisherman's Bastion.
One of dozens of statues that dot the city.
Cobbled streets and old world charm.
Mary Magdalene Tower - all that remains of the only church allowed for Christian worship under Turkish rule.
Oh Europe. Even your manhole covers are pretty.
Evening view of a corridor inside the Fisherman's Bastion