Our recommendations on where to stay and eat in Budapest. Walking the neighborhoods of Budapest open up all sorts of historic and contemporary doors.
To get to know Budapest, start walking. These neighborhoods, both near and beyond the Danube riverfront, will give you a real feel for the city.
The view across the transept of the Basilica. One of the best ways to look through the church as a whole, I think. Especially if you went to the trouble of bringing the wide [...]
There are 96 steps in the Grand Stairway. There was some significance to that number, but I was so far behind the guide I couldn't quite hear her explanation. As Kris and I [...]
The Danube River cruise is brought into focus through various personal encounters on tours and home visits in five countries, and on board with the crew.
Budapest might be the most beautiful river town in the world, and is a great place to start a Danube River Cruise.
As you walk around Budapest, you're confronted constantly with lovely Danube vistas, day and night. In fact, the buildings that line the river make up collectively a view that's been given Unesco World Heritage status. [...]
The main altar, framed by fantastic painting. The Matthias Church at the top of the Buda castle hill has been through many iterations since the first church was built on the site in [...]
We sure do spend a lot of time in museums and churches and the like. So we thought we'd break up the week in Budapest with an old style–read Eastern European–circus. There was a lion [...]
Palace courtyard, Castle District, Budapest If a place is located between two powerful empires, situated on a major river, and at the crossroads of east-west and north-south trade, things are going to get [...]