First Glimpse of Budapest

Well, isn’t Budapest just one of the most beautiful cities you’ve ever seen?

No doubt by now I’ll have posted a hell of a lot of the gorgeous city photos I have on my 3 cameras but if by any chance you haven’t seen them, here’s a bunch! Oh and I thought I’d add in a few bits of our itinerary in case you’re planning of heading out there!

Head up to the Liberty Statue on the Buda side of Budapest, a lovely walk up (looks high and difficult, but it didn’t take us long at all – although in the 30 degree heat you will get a bit sweaty!) and gorgeous views!  

We were staying at Focus Point Apartments (definitely recommend – absolutely gorgeous apartment and around £50 each for 4 nights!) on the Pest side, so we took a nice walk across a pretty impressive bridge over to the Gellert Baths, which can I just say were LUSH!

We carried on past the Liberty Statue on Gellert Hill, over to the Buda Castle which was a gorgeous walk with beautiful views over the Danube River and onto the Pest side of Budapest.

Parliament ^

On our site-seeing day we continued our walk down the hill and past the popular tourist attraction; Fisherman’s Bastion, which – along with Parliament – was probably one of the most impressive pieces of architecture I think I’ve ever seen!

A big highlight for me was heading over to Margaret Island (a mini Island off one of the bridges) where we rented bikes and had a lovely cycle round! There’s not much there admittedly so it won’t take all day, but there was a lovely rose garden and cute little farm/zoo thing and tbh the weather was gorgeous and the views cycling along the river with my gals was just perfect! 

Along the river just outside Parliament we came across the Shoes on Danube Bank, which we later discovered were a memorial to the Budapest Jews that were shot into the river in World War II. Pretty morbid I know, but I kind of find some WWII stuff interesting, sorry! A couple of other historical places we didn’t get a chance to visit, but if you’re interested, were the House of Terror and Hospital in the Rock, that are explained along with a couple of other sites in Lauren’s post here.

I also took my GoPro4 which I am LOVING and put together a mini montage attempt (was originally to the sound of Budapest ~ George Ezra, but can’t post it for copyright tings soz) which I’d love you to take a look at!

Anyone been to Budapest before? What did you love most? Anyone planning on going?

*Disclaimer; I’d also like to add that no part of this trip was sponsored and as always all views and opinions are my own! This was just a mini trip I booked with my friends at uni as something to look forward to, back when we were feeling very down and bogged down in work!


  1. Lucy Jane
    July 10, 2017 / 10:59 am

    The city looks like a vintage dream! Definitely add on my bucket list of places to visit after reading this!Lucy Jane | Infinity of Fashion

    • Josie Brownlee
      July 11, 2017 / 10:06 am

      It really was beautiful Lucy! And so many things to do and so interesting! I definitely recommend it!

  2. Olivia McHale
    July 11, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Ahh I've always wanted to visit Budapest, but had no idea what it was like there. It looks so gorgeous and I love that it's a place with history. You've given me the travel bug again!Olivia – The Northernist

    • Josie Brownlee
      July 12, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      You absolutely have to go Olivia! Such a beautiful place, I had no idea how amazing and buzzing a city it is!

  3. La Coco Noire
    August 1, 2017 / 6:10 am

    YES girl, yes it is one of the most beaut places i've ever seen. i absolutely loved budapest when i visited last year. so much incredible architecture – and not to mention cheap booze!! winner winner.beauuuutiful photos! katie xx

    • Josie Brownlee
      August 1, 2017 / 10:57 am

      Yes Katie! Glad you agree, it's such an incredible place and I can't wait to go back and visit again!

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