Budapest is a beautiful city full of history. There are a lot of things to see there, and you could easily fill several days with sight-seeing. Since I’ve been there before, and I’m a little burned out on tourist-trappiness, I took it pretty easy this time around. I managed to pick up some sweet shots while I was at it!
My first stop was at St. Matthias Church, a beautiful structure constructed in the latter half of the 13th century.
The sun was very bright when I got there (right as they were closing the doors to tourists for the evening) but I hung around as things got a little more dusky.
St. Matthias boasts gorgeous views of the rest of the city, and is surrounded by a courtyard where you can sit down and enjoy coffee and ice cream or perch on the guard wall overlooking the Danube.
If you’re more into underground touring than overground, then this spot also has something for you! Under the old city of Budapest is a maze of tunnels that were once used as a prison. They have the option to tour the labyrinth by kerosene lamp, and while the experience was one-of-a-kind, it understandably didn’t photograph very well.
I peaced out from the labyrinth to go find dinner and ended up at the Black Raven, which I’ll tell you more about in a later post.
Afterwards I scurried down the hill and boarded the boat for a night tour, but not before pausing on the bridge to capture the panorama of the city settling in for the evening.
I highly recommend taking the boat tour on the Danube in the evening. It was a bit crowded, though I’m not surprised since it was the middle of the summer. It’s hard to find a comparison for what Budapest looks like with building after building illuminated along the banks of the river.
You can see all the photos from this post in the gallery below! Coming soon: pictures from Heroes Square, the deets about the Black Raven, and a review of one of my all-time favorite places in Budapest: Mixr Pizza.
Have you been to Budapest? Which of your favorite spots did I miss?