Have you ever visited my gorgeous city? I can assure you that there are plenty of cool activities here during winter time as well. Nowadays we are experiencing beautiful winter days full of sunshine and snow. Let me take you to my favorite places: the Buda castle district and to the highest point, the Citadel.
The mysterious Buda Castle
The Castle district is one of my favorite places in the city with its colorful houses and medieval style. I started my walk from the building of the National Archives towards the Matthias church. On the way I made a few photos on the Mary Magdalene church and monastery built in the 13th century in Gothic style.
The Matthias church was one of the first churches in the Buda Hills, it got enlarged during the centuries and what we see today is the result of a huge construction in the 19th century. When the church was occupied during the Turkish era, it used to be transformed into a mosque, the furnishing was removed.
Right next to the square a very popular touristic place is located, the Fisherman's Bastion, the most romantic place in the city. The 7 towers of the Bastion features the 7 Hungarian chieftains who had led their tribes to Hungary to settle down in 895. The towers are really pretty and you have the best lookout of the town.
Tóth Árpád promenade is a peaceful, relaxing place, I love the view and the little path was totally covered by snow. Look, how lovely it is! You have a great view of the other side of the city.
Tóth Árpád promenade
While passing by the gorgeous, medieval style streets, we will reach the Royal Palace. On the way you will see the Sándor Palace, nicely renovated, Neo-Classic style building, the office of the current President of Hungary.
Here comes the Royal Palace. The first palace on the site was actually a fortress built in the 14th century. After the second world war it became the center of culture, visit the National Széchenyi Library, the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. In September the largest wine festival takes place at this spot.
From the Buda Castle you will see the Citadel and all the historical bridges around. I often come here for a walk, just the admire the view and the royal surroundings.
If you take the traditional funicular, you will find yourself in the city center within a few minutes. The old construction is so nice and practical to get down to the feet of the Chain bridge.