Our first full day in Budapest, after a long journey from home in Oz.  It’s summer, and it’s hot – 34 C today, and we noticed it.  Today was a walk-around day – from our base in Buda, on the west side of the Danube, to City Park, about 3km from the centre of Pest on the east side of the Danube.  Here’s a couple of pictures …

Buda Castle

The Buda Castle on the west bank of the Danube.

Budapest Heroes Square IMG_3337

Heroes Square, at the end of Andrassy St.  The semi-circular Millenial Monument contains bronze statues of seven famous Hungarian heores from history; the central column is topped with a statue of the Archangel Gabriel.


These pedal-powered beer wagons were very popular with the lads on a hot Saturday.

Vajdahunyad Castle

We had lunch in a restaurant looking over this lake in City Park, to Vajdahunyad Castle. This Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance-Baroque complex was built in 1896 for the millenial celebrations to represent one thousand years of Hungarian architecture.