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Budapest - What a Wow!

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With tree lined boulevards rivalling the grandeur of the Champs-Élysées in Paris, an opera house as splendid as that of Vienna and a Danube riverscape as iconic as London's Thames, Budapest is truly one of the great capitals of Europe. This is Hungary's parliament on the Pest side of the river...
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The massive baroque building may only be a little over 100 years old but it has survived being bombed and assaulted during two world wars and many violent scuffles with Hungary's neighbours Serbia, Czechoslovakia and Romania. It then suffered years of neglect and abuse at the hands of the Communists. It has been restored beautifully...
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And this is the Royal Palace across the river in Buda...
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The views of the city from its wide terraces are simply stunning on a sunny autumn day...
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Millions of tourists from around the world flock to this once forbidden city to gaze at its splendid architecture. This is the Budapest Music Academy founded for one of Hungary's best known musicians – Franz Lizst ( Known as Lizst Ferencz in Hungarian)...
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And this is the cathedral, The Basilica...
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The other cathedral in Budapest is the expansive and elegant market hall. A building dating from the late 1800s when Budapest was at the centre of the Austro-Hungarian Empire...
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This building was, and still is, the centre of worship for lovers of fine Hungarian foods – especially the exalted Hungarian paprika...
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There are side chapels catering to veggie worshipers and alters for those who idolise the great Hungarian sausage...
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But, whatever your taste, there is no doubt that Budapest has something for everyone. We can honestly say that Blissful Adventures highly recommends Budapest and we will certainly return one day.

Posted by Hawkson 04:12 Archived in Hungary Comments (10)

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