Last Day in Budapest

We did the touristy things that one feels they must do. We went over to the other side of the Danube to see the castles.

On the way there we stopped to see the Shoes on Danube. These shoes are a memorial to the Jews that were taken to the river, told to take their shoes off and then murdered. It is a haunting memorial.

We walked across the bridge and then up the vernacular to the top.

Lots of history there to say the least. The first part of the Buda Castle was completed in 1265 and then became larger in 1749. A complex for Hungarian Kings and families. It was deemed a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Down the street is the Fisherman’s Bastion. Another World Heritage Site, a section of the Buda Castle wall entrusted to the gild of fisherman.

We went back to the City Market area to stop in Azsia Bolt which is chocked with every spice, condiment and food product from around the globe.

Had a Greek Salad at Taverna Dionysos where we had the best bread of the trip.

That evening we went to see Gabor Frakas play Chopin and Listz at the Listz Academy. The facility was honestly not much fancier than a high school room but the music was incredible. Definitely one of the highlights.

Dinner was at Koleves Vendegio es Kert which was ok but not great. The best meals we had were at lunch particularly at Bors.

Onward and last stop is Prague.

Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    I like vernaculars.There’s a smaller one in Porto that I had to take to get to a meeting last time there which was quaintly wonderful actually.

    1. Gotham Gal

      me too!

    2. jason wright

      Funicular? Or, is this where British and US English part company? Always looking to learn.

      1. awaldstein

        dunno.we are communicating and that is the end goal always.more a storyteller than and etymologist most certainly.

        1. jason wright

          Which is where the vernacular can come in handy (i.e. do as the Romans do, in all things).

      2. Gotham Gal

        You are correct.

        1. jason wright

          I do what you did all the time 🙂

  2. Scott Sch

    You are going to LOVE Prague! Make sure you contact Leona for an amazing food and bar experience! Totally independent, authentic, and passionate about all things Czech…[email protected]

    1. Gotham Gal

      We were thereJust haven’t posted. We had some great meals

  3. Pointsandfigures

    I was at a charity auction and bought a room at the Four Seasons in Prague. I still haven’t done it…..They say it’s Paris without the attitude. Looking forward to your commentary.

    1. Gotham Gal