Budapest (Part Two)

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We started our second day in Budapest on the hill in Buda at Mátyás Church.Perched overlooking Fisherman’s Bastion and the river the Roman Catholic church was originally built in 1015 but the current building dates from the 14th century. The inside is as opulent as you’d expect and the tiled roof was a particular highlight for me.

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After wandering through the church we emerged into the glorious sunlight and made our way to Fisherman’s Bastion. The turrets offer a fabulous view over the picturesque river and Pest and are a great spot to see the Hungarian Parliament Building.

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From there we popped into the Hungarian National Gallery at the Palace and then on to see the monument and take in the views from the top of Gellert Hill.

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After winding our way down the steep paths carved into the hillside we arrived at the Cave Church which is built into the side of the hill, overlooking the Liberty Bridge. Though temporarily bricked up during the Communist period  it’s been reopened since 1989.

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By the time we’d finished exploring the caverns of the Cave Church night had fallen on Budapest and the city was beautifully lit up. We took the long route back to the hotel, taking in our favourite sights and saying a fond farewell to a city we’d only just gotten to know. There’s still so much to explore and I know we’ll be back one day soon!

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