Our Europe Trip – Hungary (Part 3 Buda Castle Hill, Budapest )

Our Europe Trip – #Hungary – #Budapest #Buda #Castle #Hill / #Fisherman’s #Bastion 

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Europe has a long and turbulent history,the castles are the relics of witnessed centuries of dramatic historical events. Magnificent and charming, if you’re after epitome of Romantic design then not much can beat Buda Castle Hill 🏰🏰🏰. Easy imagine as a merriment building of ornate embellishment, it from white limestone façade turrets and secret terraces to steeped in myth and legend of monument, Buda Castle Hill could be the setting of a story book📖📕📖. Nestled at the hilly west bank of the Buda side of Budapest, not only important historic sites, Buda Castle Hill also hides the entrance to a large interconnected cellar system that consists of natural caves created by thermal waters and man-made passageways.

Easily accessible by either on foot or via public transport from Budapest City, Buda Castle Hill is district packed with historic sites and famous for its splendid vistas which be an ideal day-trip of your Budapest schedule. You also can enter Buda Castle from St. George Square to the north, where the Sikló funicular connects Castle Hill with the Chain Bridge and Pest. Simultaneously, Buda Castle Hill as a superb save budget as many of the group of attractions are free😍😍😍 and open all year round

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Buda Castle Hill to have been first royal castle dates as far back as the Stone Age🤩🤩🤩, was the backdrop to a sequence of events that ultimately changed the course of Hungary’s history. Resulting in an interesting mix of important medieval ruins and architectural highlights from the last few centuries, the fortress exemplifies new-Renaissance architecture and truly us imagine as the truly scenery in the fairy tale castle. With elegant appearance, the castle is almost otherworldly and stands in complete contrast to the green grove🌲🌳🌲 that surround it, overlooking the breathtaking panorama🏙🏙🏙 of Pest.

The castle had a tumultuous history that reflects the ups and downs of Hungary’s fortunes. The rich history of the site and the hundreds of years of renovations has resulted in the interesting design which is famous for medieval, Baroque and Neoclassical houses🏠🏠🏠, churches, public buildings and monuments🏚🏚🏚. We walking the uphill road and past the most vestige of the Buda Castle, round bastion is guarded as a beautiful tower gate and its more than three hundred meter (1000 ft) long facade facing the Danube is particularly impressive.

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The main structure of the Buda Castle, known as the Royal Palace is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest. The castle was badly damaged in WWII, but much of the exterior has since been fully restored,the current incarnation is a massive example of the 18th century’s obsession with Neo-Baroque-style structure😍😍😍. The palace is more than 160 rooms, interior was stripped and destroyed during the war, the palace in particular is completely devoid of ornamentation and none the magnificent royal apartments have been reconstructed. Currently the Royal Palace is home to the Budapest History Museum🏛🏛🏛 and the Hungarian National Gallery. The gallery hosts a large collection of Hungarian paintings, drawings and sculptures. Lucky enough😄😄😄, you can also same as us can look of the Changing of Guards behave in certain time outside of the Royal Palace.

Go along toward Fisherman’s Bastion, one of the most unique and Magnificent viewing🥰🥰🥰 terraces at the exact spot where the local fishermen’s guild built their defence installations in the Middle Ages. We like Fisherman’s Bastion architecture as look of fairy tale tower which complex with neo-Romanesque architecture features conical turrets on the base of a stretch of the Buda Castle walls and design by architect Frigyes Schulek. Its seven high-pitched stone towers symbolize the seven chieftains of the Hungarians who founded Hungary in 895. From here, you’ll find some of the best views over the beautiful Danube and the architecture of Pest on the other side🌉🏙🌇.

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Trinity square is endless cobbled streets and alleyways on foot, we wander in the cobblestone streets, it’s main streets still follow their medieval paths, some houses date back to the 14th and 15th centuries, giving us an idea of what the Castle District may have looked like back then. Practically every house has a plaque indicating the century in which it was built, and providing details of its history. This area feels less like a castle and more like a small town with number of the buildings are still private homes. In the centre of the square is a prominent sight in Budapest, Matthias Church also sit on the Buda Castle Hill. The architecture of the Church is fascinating, Its reflecting a distinctly Baroque style, unique character and the sumptuous is adorned with European artworks, sculptured and exquisite stained glass windows. This Roman Catholic Church has hosted many coronations since it was built in the 13th century, making it one of Hungary’s most important churches😮😮😮. One of its most interesting features, apart from beautiful Matthias Church is a large Baroque plague column with statues of little angels and larger statues of saints, topped off by a sculpture representing the Holy Trinity.

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It was especially lovely at night🌃🌃🌃, when the crowds were gone and landmarks were lit up. The castle courtyards remain open 24 hours a day, it’s a great area to explore after nightfall as most attractions along the Danube are floodlit at night. But most of the castle attractions close at 6 or 8 pm (depands of season) , some of the restaurants🍕🥩🍰 and bars🍷🍸🍻 stay open until around 11 pm or midnight, and then the castle goes calm and quiet. Similarity, It also is a impressive panoramic view over the wonderful city and the beautiful architecture. View of the connected to the Chain Bridge, the palace complex is breathtaking at night when the overpass and the Castle are lit up. This fascinating nightscape is the perfect ending to our today’s itinerary.

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Our Europe Trip – (Part 2 Hungary – Budapest Parliament of Budapest Building and Shopping Street )

Our Europe Trip – Part 2 #Hungary – #Budapest #Parliament of #Budapest #Building and #Shopping #Street 

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Walking along the banks of the Danube in the heart of Budapest, hard to miss is a rare one of the most iconic shots is a brightly lit building at the banks of a blue river, Hungary’s Parliament building🏛🏛🏛 known around the world as one of the most stunning examples of combine Gothic Revival and Renaissance Revival architecture. Situated in the Pest side of the city, Hungary’s Parliament building has been witness to some of the country’s most pivotal moments, it’s has stood through the world wars and a shifting urban landscape. We explore its rich history with more than a hundred years of history behind it and currently are the largest building in Hungary.
Construction started in 1885 based for an open tender was held for the design of the Parliament building. There is a little sad 😢😢😢story behind this building .It is the creation of architect Imre Steindl who gets the winner but sadly went blind before its completion, leaving him unable to appreciate his finished masterpiece. Inaugurated in 1904, the Parliament of Budapest is a statement to the incredible building expertise of the architects and stonemasons involved in the construction. It is almost impossible😲😲😲 to comprehend how it was possible to build such an intricate and imposing building with the tools and technology available at the time. Standing at 268m (879ft) long, 123m (75.4ft) wide and 96m (314.9ft) tall, the Hungarian Parliament is the country’s largest building and the third largest parliament building in the world. Architecturally, the building is in the Gothic Revival styles; it has a symmetrical façade and a central dome. The dome is Renaissance Revival architecture.

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This marvel of symbology in mind engineering, Steindl cleverly incorporated key numerical facts within its structure to illustrate the importance of its construction👏👏👏. The dome of the main Parliament building is 96 meters high, which symbolizes refers to the nation’s millennium, 1896, and the conquest of the later Kingdom of Hungary in 896. There are also 96 steps on the main staircase, which take visitors up to a magnificent hallway. Within the Grand Stairway there are eight, four-ton granite columns, of which only 12 can be found in the world today. Finally, 365 towers are incorporated throughout the building, one for each day of the year. Inside its grand walls there are 691 rooms, 10 courtyards and 12.5 miles worth of stairs.

With awe-inspiring architecture, it offers insight into Hungary’s political past and currently houses the offices of the Prime Minister and his staff, as well as one of Hungary’s biggest treasures: Since the 12th century, more of the kings have been crowned with this priceless art piece, which is protected by two rotating guards at all times. The façade displays statues of Hungarian rulers, Transylvanian leaders and famous military figures. Inside and outside, there are altogether 242 sculptures on the walls.

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Although its façade faces the Danube River, the official main entrance is located on the opposite side, more specifically on Kossuth Lajos square. Guided tours of the Parliament are available when the National Assembly is not in session. Entry fees💲💲💲 is €11 (EU) adult, €22 (non-EU) adult with you can check Parliament Tour for booking with possibly 3 weeks ahead. For those who are interested can online check by yourself.

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Next stop should be pierces through the heart of Downtown: Váci Street, a shopper’s paradise🛍👔👗👜🥾👢 of course along with cafes🍰🍩 and restaurants🍔🍝🥣🍕. An attractive shopping avenue with achingly hip stores aplenty and elegant pedestrian lanes lined with tremendous selection of stores, world-class boutiques and flagship boutiques with great high-end pieces at affordable prices. The most obvious stop off is its Fashion Street truly comes to life especially during the winter months, a lot of flagship boutiques let us spend some time for pure shopping moments to choose what we like and need. With so much of big discount🥰🥰🥰, bring us a relaxed of delightful feel with enjoy our shopping experience for buy some fashionable and need a new wardrobe🤭🤭🤭. Simultaneously, you can enjoy your way to cosy cafe, its gilded interior complete with crystal chandeliers, marble-topped tables, and cherrywood paneling that evoke the city’s rich coffee culture of the turn of the 20th century. We love this street that mix fashion, lifestyle, food and art.

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Our Europe Trip – Hungary (Introduction)

Our Europe Trip – #Hungary – #Introduction

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As a landlocked country in Central Europe, Hungary is borders as Slovakia (north), Ukraine (northeast), Austria (northwest), Romania (east), Serbia (south), Croatia (southwest), and Slovenia (west). The territory of modern Hungary was from centuries inhabited by different succession of peoples, while cities and towns of all sizes have preserved their classic old historical attractions🏛🏛🏛, many of which exhibit influences from various cultures. There are many beautiful buildings🏘🏙🏤 spread around Hungary with many important ones based in Budapest. Today Hungary is wholly Budapest-centred, the town of two cities — Buda and Pest — on either side of the Danube. From beautiful Budapest – the city of lights🌆🌇🌃 – to its many quaint villages and fantastic scenery, Hungary evokes a strong sense of medieval and nouveau at every turn.

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Cook by ownself 

From Prague, Czech Republic, we continue our journey with toward the last Europe Country travel trip – Budapest, Hungary. Early booking on website for purpose of get the best deal while current we choose Flixbus🚌🚌🚍 – one of the numerous long-distance bus companies, as our transport journey. The standard of the interior are let us feel comfortable and relaxing with sit in the seat of bus, Flixbus using 6 and half hours deliver us to the Budapest Nepliget Bus station. The cost of bus ticket is lower price as 17.99€++ for adult.

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Take the bus from Prague, Czech Republic to Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, the capital of Hungary and known as a gem💎💎💎 in Central Europe is become as the administrative, commercial, and industrial center of Hungary. The city straddles the Danube (Hungarian: Duna) River in the magnificent natural setting where the hills of western Hungary meet the plains stretching to the east and south. It consists of two parts, Buda and Pest, which are situated on opposite sides of the river and connected by a series of bridges🌉🌉🌉. With the wide Danube winding through its center, one of Europe’s most stunning skylines and its straight-out-of-a-storybook scenery—innumerable palatial buildings🕍🏰, ornate old-world cafés🍽🍴🥄, and the mighty Danube River rippling beneath an octet of bridges—Budapest is a picturesque metropolis. The city setting is stunning with a rich architectural and historical heritage: it offers an unmatched combination of culture, blooming gastronomy. Simultaneously, explore the Hungarian capital’s spa culture at thermal baths built in the 16th and 17th century.

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It is at a cultural and creative crossroads, you’ll find that Budapest’s unique blend of old and modern makes the city an architectural paradise😍😍😍. The city’s got character, impressive architecture and a youthful atmosphere. We’ve spent 8 days in the Budapest, Hungary, same as previous three countries with booking stay belongs on Airbnb in the website and we choose for stay in unique places as locals. For our accommodation, it is an old and architecturally valuable building of vast studio apartment in the residential neighbourhoods. Charm, cobbled alleyways and atmosphere, and the buildings are about one hundred years old, with thick walls, high ceilings, and motifs on the front wall. Stunning old buildings which have been restored and are now equipped with every modern convenience with a fully equipped kitchen, a seating area with a sofa🛋🛋🛋, a double bed🛏🛏🛏 and freestanding bathtubs with shower🛁🛁🛁 and a hairdryer. A fridge, an oven and stovetop are also provided, as well as a kettle.

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Almost all of them whose visit oversea knows using ATM🏧🏧🏧cash withdrawal, fees can really vary when using foreign ATMs. The ATM card holders💳💳💳 may charge a fee for withdrawals. Your home bank may charge a flat fee or a percentage as a withdrawal fee. In Budapest, you can find ATM machine which have mention NO ATM FEE, that mean you would not change for local ATM fee, but your own bank will likely charge a fee for transactions abroad. Attention: You must withdrawal the cash by using HUF currency not the EUR currency because the same amount of currency you withdraw the oversea charge for HUF currency is more lower.

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This is the machine show NO ATM FEE

Grocery shopping🛒🛒🛒is the most essential type of shopping and for us shopping in a new country can be heaps of fun. One-stop shopping experience in Grocery shopping would give us a lot of help, such as during our Europe Trip buy some fresh or instant food to cook by ourselves for travel cost effective. In Budapest, supermarket and convenience store remains one of the most competitive industries and you can easy find different company of supermarket chains, they all including Tesco, Aldi, Spar (ASPIAG), Lidl, Auchan, Penny Market, Coop, CBA, Reál. In the city center, you’ll be spoilt for choice as there’s a shop on almost every corner, some of them open 24/7🏪🏪🏪.While, we go to Spar which located near our accommodation for buy some groceries and the goods (can be seen on photo) and total price are 2873 HUF (8.68€). Although the supermarket in Budapest city center are offering a wide variety of food, beverages and household products, organized into sections and shelves. But we want buy some travelling souvenir goods so we decide go to the large footprints of hypermarket that location in out-of-town with a little far distance from the city center.

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We ride the public bus🚌🚌🚌 to the Auchan hypermarket, a big-box stores which is more focus on an expansive retail facility and have many different brands including their own brand of merchandise available at any one time including full groceries lines and general merchandise. Because of Auchan hypermarket business models focusing on high-volume and low-margin sales, we can buy all our routine shopping needs in lower price🤩🤩🤩. Well, very delight with only spend 8,835 HUF (13.58€) for buy a lot of grocery, dessert and souvenir goods ( can be seen on photo). You are not wrongly, the total price for merchandise of the 3 photo just only spend for 8,835 HUF (13.58€)😃😃😃.

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Overall, Budapest transport can be the pricey compare to other during our Europe trip so planning using what kind of transport is very important. If you same as us travel to or from the airport in Budapest, use the airport bus🚌🚌🚌 that is the most affordable way to get into the city, the ride is simple and fast. The airport bus (200E) takes you to the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal (Line M3). From this metro terminal, one can continue with the metro line🚈🚈🚈 M3 and reach the city centre. OR you can take 100E bus, from the airport🛬🛬🛬 direct to the city center and the bus stops at Kálvin square and Astoria and the last stops is at Deák Ferenc Square. At Airport, there is a bus stop just outside Budapest airport arrivals and 100E ticket price is 900 HUF (2.71€) single trip. Airport bus tickets🎫🎫🎫 are can be purchased at different points; machines next to the airport bus stop; the ticket machines at the bus stop and train station; at the post office🏤🏤🏤. By the way, you can also direct purchased the tickets from the driver when boarding the airport bus(Note: One-way tickets and travel cards can`t be use).

As we mentioned above, the price of transport fees for this country a little higher so for our suggestion walking🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️ is probably your best bet. Same as us, easy walking around city because most of Budapest’s city center and historic districts are easily accessible by foot. Simultaneously, Budapest as sprawling metropolis which has one of the richest public transportation systems of all European capitals. As Budapest has an excellent public transportation system with four metro lines and vast system of streetcars (or trams) and trolleybuses. Single tickets and travel cards are valid within the administrative boundaries of Budapest for all metro🚈🚈, bus🚌🚌, trolleybus and tram🚋🚋 services. Outer suburbs are well served by trains (suburban railway) so you need an extension ticket for the suburban railway🚉🚉. (Note: One-way tickets and travel cards can`t be use).

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Airport Bus

 

A single ticket🎫🎫 costs 350 HUF (1.05€) is valid for one ride which each time you board a new vehicle you need to validate a new ticket. They have different type of travel cards🎫🎫 which the cards are valid for an unlimited number of rides and valid for a longer period of time from the date and time indicated on them. You can buy the single ticket and travel card from Customer Centers in the Metro station or at ticket vending machines that can be found at the busier bus and tram stops and all metro stations. In Budapest, you will not find ticket inspectors or gates that only let you through with a valid ticket. On buses, trams, trolleybuses and metro, validation machines using for insert the ticket and the machine stamps ticket automatically. Of cause, don’t think🤔🤔 for no need buy the ticket, ticket inspectors can ask for your tickets on the road and if you not have tickets to validate, the penalty fee is 8000 HUF(24.10€) on the spot😮😮. In Budapest, you will not find online for booking Uber so you want a comfortable and easy transport travel you only can ride taxi🚕🚕🚕.

While, continuous follow us start our Budapest, Hungary Journey ” A Journey for Mixture of Art Medieval and Nouveau”.

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Europe Winter Trip 2019 (Airplane)

Our Europe Winter Trip 2019  (Airlane)

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A photo when we transit at Amsterdam airport

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Prepare for flight

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Wait a airplane at KLIA

For this Europe trip, we choose for the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines🛫🛫🛫. And thousand thanks🙏🙏🙏 for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, FREE for us check in our extra luggage. So now,  let follow with us, Start our itinerary route for the Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic and Budapest.

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