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 …
The Buda Castle on the west bank of the Danube.
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.
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.