Budapest is breathtaking. Although, I must admit, upon arrival I felt a bit underwhelmed. The airport isn’t near the airport and I had to go through the outskirts for about 45 minutes until I saw a glimpse of the pastel colored old town Hungarian buildings.
Once we got settled in my need to explore the spa city was in full effect, leading me to my first attraction in Budapest, the seven towers. The architecture in this part of old town was marvelous! This world wonder is well worth the hike up and lives up to its hype.
The buildings in old town were quite short and very close with small streets throughout. We also visited the St. Matthias Church which is probably one of the most interesting and most decorated churches I’ve ever been to. The stenciled patterns covered every inch of the church’s interior and the roof had a plethora of patterned tiles that added a vibrancy to its appearance.
Other attractions I got to visit during my time in Budapest are the Bridge, the Hungarian Parliament, the Opera House, Heroes square and Buda Castle – all gorgeous pieces of architecture that were enjoyable to visit.
Overall my experience in Budapest was a good one! The city has a quiet and calming atmosphere which is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of large cities like Paris or London. Being known as a Spa City truly fit, seeing as how many spas are placed throughout the city and how popular they are for everyday life! The food wasn’t my favorite but the sweets and coffee were some of the best I’ve ever tried. Cafe Gerbeaud has the best latte…ever.
Lyna Nguyen is earning a bachelor’s degree in graphic design at San Diego State University. She is photo blogging from Edinburgh, Scotland for the 2015-2016 academic year.