Budapest, Hungary

Top 6 Places to Visit in Budapest

1867 was the year of reconciliation as Austria and Hungary signed “The Compromise” which led to the birth of Austria-Hungary. This made Budapest the twin capital of a dual monarchy. It was this compromise which opened the second great phase of development in Budapest. In 1849, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge linking Buda with Pest was opened as the first permanent bridge across the DanubeThen, in 1873, Buda and Pest were officially merged with the third part, Óbuda (Ancient Buda), thus creating the new metropolis of Budapest.*

This connection between two parts made the whole stronger. Buda joining with Pest created a bond so strong it has withstood two World Wars, multiple revolutions, and not to mention, the myriads of terrible jokes that relate to either Buddha, insects, or anything that rhymes with vest. Despite all that, it has remained steadfast. Why? Because it was a unit. On a recent trip to Budapest in May 2015, I noticed a few other things…

1. Jegbufé Café

Coffee and Croissants
2. Central Market Hall

Central Market Hall  Ham and Stick

3. Vaci Utca

Sewer Cover

4. St, Stephens church, St. Matthews church, and numerous other architectural gems

5. Buda Castle

Castle and Yard

6. Szenchenyi Chain Bridge

Lit Bridge

7. The honorable mentions…

*history and general info about Budapest found here.