Back of Buda

Our first full day in Budapest was a dreamboat filled with cobblestones, castles, and impeccable views.

My fascination with this city started (embarrassingly enough) with an episode of House Hunters International. Since then, I’ve always wanted to visit. When Mark suggested we spend our Thanksgiving here, I jumped on board.

Breakfast

We started the morning off right — with chocolate masquerading as breakfast foods. Ain’t no better way to usher in a day of adventuring in Budapest.

Breakfast
Breakfast
Hotel

(P.S. that tower on the tippy top left hand side of the hotel was our room. How trippy is that?)

Chain Bridge

Directly outside the Four Seasons is this beauty. The Chain Bridge. It crosses the River Danube and connects Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest (which, believe it or not, weren’t actually unified until the 19th century! #Historynerd).

Chain

That’s Buda Castle, a former palace of Hungarian kings.

Chain
Chain
Cablecar

And on the other side? Castle Hill and the Funicular, aka a cable car type thingy that hoists visitors up and down the hill all day.

Map
Pathway

We decided to work off last night’s dinner and take the walking path instead.

Pathway
Frosty leaves
Sky and branches
Cablecar view
The top

And here we are, at the top. Beautiful Buda Castle.

Top + horse
The top
The top + THAT VIEW

The views from up here are SPECTACULAR.

The top
Guards
Framed
Rubble

There’s rubble and rocks just beyond Buda Castle. I’m not sure their origin – construction? Historical remnants of WWII?

Rubble
lookout
lookout again
Cobblestones
Back of Buda

More Buda Castle beauty.

Back of Buda
Back of Buda
Back of Buda - doggie statues!

Pups! Them Hungarian kings knew what’s up.

Back of Buda - SQUARE
LION + LADY
Back of Buda

More Budapest adventures to come.

xo

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