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It’s no secret that I think Budapest is one of the best cities in all of Europe. A clash of old versus new, east versus west, buda versus pest. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post documenting my time in Buda. I’m just now getting around to finally writing about my time in Pest, on the east bank of the Danube River.
This side of the city consists of governmental buildings and there is a distinct Austro-Hungarian flair. The buildings are regal and to be honest, the Parliament Building outshines all other Parliament buildings in Europe. I had a wonderful time walking along the bank of the Danube and exploring the amazing architecture from this side of the city.
The Dohany Street Synagogue is one of the largest synagogues in the entire world. When I visited Budapest, all the streets around the synagogue were closed off and there were multiple police cars protecting the building. Due to the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine, there was a fear that someone would try to blow up this synagogue.