Budapest By Night

The last 3 weekends have all been spent in and around Budapest.  We’ve done a few smaller trips, including a recent evening outing to the Castle Hill, one of the famous tourist sites in Budapest. 

We started out at the lánchíd (chain bridge), the most famous of the bridges spanning the Duna (Danube). From there, we took the sikló, a cable car up the hill that takes you up the incline to the castle. This gives you more sights of the river and Parliament (see pictures below). 

At the top of the hill, you can wander by the castle (where there seem to be festivals outside every weekend).  When we went there was a festival with music and lots of food and wine. 

You can also wander down the streets and find several museums, the fisherman’s bastion, and Matyas Templom (shown in the picture to the right).