Visiting Budapest in Spring.

This is the final post for our grand European Baby Free Vacation that we took in March {See Prague here & here, and Salzburg here.} One thing I forgot to mention in the previous posts, was how nervous we were to travel to Eastern Europe during March.

I had read that the weather could be uncomfortably cold.  However it worked well to our advantage. Yes, it could have been warmer {it was quite brisk most days}.  There were minimal crowds, which to us was very worth the trip in the off season.

During our trip to Paris {in February} a few years back we encountered everything from rain to sleet to snow. It was one of the worst storms they had seen in years. Being from Southern California we were extremely cold, but because there were no crowds at the museums, I feel that we had the opportunity to live like a Parisian.

Gorgeous Arches of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge {pictured below}.

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I would highly recommend dealing with any weather you may come across in order to travel during the off seasons because it really does make the sights much more enjoyable.

Alright, back the Budapest. Of the three places we visited this trip, I really think Budapest was my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Prague and Salzburg. But they seemed extremely touristy to me. Because of the larger size of Budapest, I felt like I was a part of the city instead of just a tourist passing through. The food was wonderful and the sights were gorgeous… did I mention I had a custom pair of shoes made at Please Machine in the Jewish District??? Most unique shoes ever.

When we were in Budapest we stayed in a wonderful apartment on the Pest Side in the Financial District. I booked our apartment on AirBnb. See the exact apartment here. Our host Judit was amazing. She gave us so many resources to better explore Budapest. Everything was within reasonable walking distance… and who wouldn’t want to walk everywhere in Budapest in a city this gorgeous? If you haven’t checked out AirBnb yet, you are missing out!! Trust me on this one.

Ok, now for the photos… If you are trying to figure out what to do in Budapest in March then you’re at the right place.

Here is a list of my favorite things to do in Budapest…. {click on the links to read more about each attraction}.

The Danube River. {pictured below}, is the river that separates the Buda and the Pest sides.

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One day we were searching for the Palace of Art and came across this Heroes Square. While it was only finished in 1900, it reminds me of the Acropolis in Greece. Not to be missed!

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Heroes Square

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You can’t see the top of the column but it is Archangel Gabriel holding the Hungarian Holy Crown and Cross.

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Fooling around in Heroes Square.

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Mathias Church- Matyas-templom, Budapest 

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Fisherman’s Bastion (Halaszbastya) located in the Buda Hills. Like a mini Disney Castle!

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We literally walked everywhere. Needed to walk off all the amazing food we ate! That’s another shot of the Chain Bridge below.

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We only saw The Hungarian Parliament Building from the outside, and this is actually from the parking lot…. there were guards everywhere!

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Action shot of the touristy Tram #2.

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Hope you enjoyed Budapest as much as I did! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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