Our last day in Budapest was a beautiful, sunny one which made leaving even harder.
We headed to our usual market and enjoyed a serenaded breakfast in the park…
We decided to spend our morning venturing over to the Buda side of the city and hike up to Gellert – a woodland green park on a big hill with a huge statue at the top, which would no doubt be good for some final snaps.
We crossed a very windy bridge in the south of the city at the start of our exploration….
And looked up to where we would be walking!
A Jurassic looking waterfall at the bottom gave us a nice cool spray before the long hike up to Gellert.
And up we trekked!
Always a good time for a selfie..
The statue at the top reflected our mood of reaching the top..victoryy.
As we’d expected the views were incredible of the city and the bridge we had just crossed.
Me and my new found favourite city.
After a potter at the top and looking at the city from all angles, we trotted back down again under the cool shade of the trees.
We headed back to the city centre to chill in the water pool in Erzsebet Square and look up at the Budapest Eye – a super expensive temporary attraction we avoided.
We sat here for ages paddling in the water and catching the suns rays……before heading to a beer festival conveniently only a few steps away!
We had chocolate beer which was uhmazinggg. Cold, creamy and rich. Nothing beats a good European beer festival in the summer!
And before we knew it it was time for our last meal before heading back home. We found a great, cheap Italian place in the shadows of the Opera House (surprisingly) on Hajos Utca which served mammoth pizzas and pasta dishes – just what we needed before heading to the airport.
Simply deliciously carb heaven.
After that went to the most amazing ice cream parlour that we’d heard was the best in Budapest, and it sure lived up to our expectations. It’s called Fragola and you must go if you visit Pest! I was too busy eating and gawping at the flavours to remember to take photos.
So that marks the end of my trio of Hungarian blog posts. I can easily say Budapest is the best European city I have been to so far! Great sights, food, bars, people, weather and prices. I cannot recommend it enough to any city lover of any age.
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