A few weeks ago I went to Budapest on a hen weekend, it was so much fun and I loved visiting somewhere that I hadn’t been before. I decided to share some of the photos I took whilst I was there in case anyone is going soon.
We had a whirlwind trip with lots of activities planned, so I’d love to go back and see the rest of the city and do some more exploring particularly of food places!
Our first evening was spent on the River Danube, one of the most infamous rivers in the world. We cruised around for a few hours whilst wine tasting, it was a lovely start to the weekend and a great way for us to be introduced to other members of the hen who we hadn’t met before.
The wine tasting was also very generous! There were 7 types in total and definitely 125ml glass of each…which led to a lot of tipsy women!
Unfortunately I can’t drink wine so I delegated my glasses to other people but it was a really great idea and we had some lovely views of the city from the water as the sun was setting. Below shows Buda Castle:
There were many selfies taken that evening!
Everything was lit up and the buildings and bridges were beautiful. My favourite building was the one in the image below, absolutely stunning with its Gothic features and I want to go back so I can see it in more detail.
The next day we went to Heroes Square which was a short walk from our apartments, my Fitbit was well used this weekend and we did many steps which was good to combat the food and drink!
Once we’d had a wander around we then went on the ‘beer bike’ which is a huge contraption whereby multiple people can sit and pedal a vehicle whilst drinking beer at the same time! It was a lot of fun but also hard work so keep this in mind if you are going to be trying it out!
One of my favourite meals (obviously!) was visiting a pancake house. Genuinely the biggest menu of pancakes I have ever seen and we decided as this was our last day we would spend the rest of the kitty and go all out. Most of us paired up and shared a savoury dish and then had our own sweet ones knowing that this was brunch and we wouldn’t be eating until much later.
The savoury pancakes were filled with Camembert, seeds and salad with a tomato relish type dip. The melted cheese was just perfect and cooked to perfection!
For the sweet pancakes I decided to go for Nutella and summer berries, both were absolutely amazing and I managed to finish my portions with a little bit of effort!
After fuelling up we wandered over Chain Bridge which we had previously seen lit up at night, and up the hill to wander around a variety of different sights. It was a bit confusing at times as I hadn’t had chance to look up the different sights before visiting but we did walk over to Matthias Church which is absolutely beautiful, the roof was stunning in the sun!
We also visited the baths whilst we were there which are another big attraction to the city but we were all very hungover and required food so we didn’t stay long and pictures were limited!
I would love to go back and wander around the city, it was beautiful and there is plenty more things to be seen but this was a lovely taster. I’d definitely love to go back to the baths and take advantage of the various temperatures of water without a hangover!
Have you been to Budapest? What did you think?