72 Hours in Budapest
For my 24th Birthday my Mum planned a Mystery Trip! At 6am on the 15th March we arrived at Gatwick airport and she revealed her destination of choice: Budapest, Hungary.
We stayed at the Corinthia Budapest which was located near the Opera House, House of Terror and Heroes Square. It only made sense that we visited these first! On our first day (well afternoon) we headed to House of Terror which is a thought-provoking museum documenting the history of both Soviet and Nazi rule in Hungary. If you’re in Budapest I recommend a visit as it is something rather brushed over in history lessons in school. After this we headed to Heroes Square which was an important location and especially significant on the 15th March, the day we visited, as it was a national holiday celebrating the Hungarian Revolution. We didn’t visit the Opera House as it was under construction.
Day Two was our major tourist day. We planned to visit the main tourist sites. For this, we headed towards the Buda side of the city making a quick pit-stop at the Parliament building before crossing the river to Buda. When in Buda we boarded a castle hop-on hop-off bus and headed up to Buda Castle, Fishermans Bastion and Matthias Church. All of which provided breathtaking views of the city. The architecture in this city is incredible. There is a weird mix of the old, the slightly old and new due to the destruction during the Nazi occupation and it is really interesting to see.
Our third and final day was spent wandering around the city. We bought a couple of souvenirs and had some Japanese food. I also went for a swim in the spa at the hotel. If I were to go back to Budapest I would visit the baths and ruin bars. I think Budapest is somewhere I could 100% go back to and have a completely new experience every time.
There will be another post of photos from Budapest soon and a couple of outfit posts from my trip too!
To see more of my trip I have a series of vlogs on my Youtube channel! I’ve linked the first one below: