“East” Europe 2014 – Budapest, Hungary Part 1

From Austria, we now move onto Hungary. Before the trip, I was actually not terribly excited about this leg of the journey, since I didn’t know much about the country’s culture or history. However, Hungary actually ended up being one of my favorite country we visited! The architecture and what I learned about their culture was absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous and beautiful.


We started off at Gellért Hill at Budapest. The hill overlooks the Danube River and the main heart of the city, which includes the magnificent Parliament Building.


On Gellért Hill is a giant monument called Liberty Statue, erected by the Soviet Red Army to commemorate their victory in World War II. It features a central lady holding a large statue, and two smaller statues to the sides of a man holding a torch, and a man…beating up a monster…?


I’m not entirely sure what it’s supposed to be.


From Gellért Hill, we moved onto Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. This church was the cutest little thing. Unfortunately, we didn’t go in since the entry ticket was pretty expensive. Not that it mattered, because it’s main feature was its individually painted and glazed ceramic tile roof.





And directly across the Danube is the majestic Parliament Building.



Next to the church and the bastion were little stores selling Hungarian paprika, and little dolls dressed in traditional garb.

We will continue with Budapest another day. Until then…

Signing off,


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