This is probably one of my favorite walks. Ever.
I don’t think I had really planned it. I did not research any photos and decided that he was born on the day. So I was kind of blown away by the architecture and the views.
I started my walk along the Liberty Bridge and started my climb towards the Citadel. You can take a bus or tram to the Citadel as it is quite far from Gellert Hill (235 meters)!
The Citadel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is now a symbol of freedom.
I actually had my first try at archery here. And I was terrible! I don’t even think I managed to reach the goal. It wasn’t that far either.
Next was Buda Castle, a grand baroque palace built in 1769. Buda Castle is now home to the National Gallery of Budapest and the Budapest History Museum.
I love the titled roof of the Matthias Church. You can climb the tower for a better view.
Probably my favorite part of the walk was the Fishermen. This fortress is beautiful and would not look out of place in a Disney Princess movie.
And I loved the colors of this street nearby.
From here I went to Margaret Island for a walk around the park, built on the Danube River.
The Hungarian Parliament building is also impressive so I’d recommend visiting while you’re in the area as well.
And I ended my evening at the Pinball Museum (which I definitely recommend).
See my entire Christmas market trip in Europe!