Posted by: cruise2 | 11 December, 2014

Budapest, Hungary

Glen Forrest shares his enthusiasm for Budapest, a favourite of mine.

Should We Go There?

Before the unification in 1873, Budapest was actually two separate cities, Buda on the west side of the Danube, and Pest on the east side of the Danube.  The combined city is one of the largest cities in the European Union, and is the capital of Hungary. Budapest is a very picturesque city with impressive views. I probably took more photos of Budapest than any other city we visited on our last cruise. There are numerous monuments, multiple famous bridges, and boast the most beautifully lit castle and parliament building that I have ever seen.

For the most part Budapest has recovered from its communist occupation but there are remaining signs of that dark part of their history. Buda castle, Castle Hill, Hero Square and the banks of the Danube are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The most moving memorial in Budapest is located on the bank of the…

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