Sights of Budapest – European River Cruise
A stop at the Fishermen’s Bastion is considered an absolute must and so this was the first stop of our city tour. From here, you’ll have a panoramic view of the whole city and if you felt energetic, you could climb the Bastion walls. Fishermen’s Bastion also appears to be a favourite spot for wedding photo shoots. During our short stay here we saw several couples arriving in their elegant horse and carriage, keen to use the romantic setting as a backdrop. Unfortunately for the wedding couples and us, the skies were a bit grey. This happened to us during our last trip as well. If you want a quiet time to enjoy the views, the cafe is the place to be.
Budapest straddles the Danube (Hungarian: Duna) River and consists of two parts, Buda and Pest, which are situated on opposite sides of the river and connected by a total of seven bridges. The famous Chain Bridge was the first permanent bridge connecting until then, two completely different towns: Buda and Pest. It was built by Count Szechneyi only in 1849 and was immediately accepted as one of the city’s prime landmarks. The Castle District, the River Danube embankments and the whole of Andrássy út have been officially recognized as UNESCO World Heritage and are highly recommended as places to visit. We didn’t have the time to visit the neo-Gothic Parliament however it is said to have a beautiful interior, and the Hungarian Crown Jewels would have been worth seeing.