Guest blogger Cris from LookNWalk takes us on the perfect introductory walk in beautiful Budapest.
Budapest literally speaks the tale of two cities: Buda and Pest. The city-center is rather compact, making it ideal for walking, and great public transportation makes it easy to get to places further away. This self-guided tour focuses mostly on Pest and starts in Elizabeth Square (which is easily reachable via Deak F. Ter metro stop).
1- Budapest Eye (Sziget Eye) in Elizabeth Square.
2- Buda Castle (As viewed from the Promenade in Pest.)
3- Shoes on the Danube Bank.
4- Chain Bridge (As seen from the bank of Danube.)
5- The Parliament (As seen from Margit Hid.)
Bonus! Your number one winter walking destination is....
Should you come to Budapest in December, the Christmas Market in Elizabeth Square (at the end of Vaci utca) will make your senses jump for joy and is one of the reasons I love Budapest during winter. Try the mulled wine and kürtőskalács (chimney cake) for a sweet treat or langos for a savory treat. If the cold is a bit too much for you, there are plenty of baths in the city with hot thermal water, ideal to unwind after a day exploring the Christmas markets. And if that doesn’t do the trick, the wine and palinka surely will!
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