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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.

Budapest via Wayfaring With WagnerEthnographic Museum in Budapest. This building sits opposite the Hungarian Parliament Building

Budapest via Wayfaring With WagnerBudapest via Wayfaring With WagnerBudapest via Wayfaring With WagnerHow stunning is the Hungarian Parliament Building? Man oh man, those colors are just breathtaking! I love the maroon roof against the blue skies.

Budapest via Wayfaring With WagnerBudapest via Wayfaring With WagnerWorld War II Memorial. The US Embassy is also located at this square (although out of this picture).

Budapest via Wayfaring With WagnerMemorial for the Jews killed during World War II. Most of this memorial was blocked off due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Budapest via Wayfaring With WagnerBudapest via Wayfaring With WagnerSt. Stephen’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in all of Hungary. It is named after Hungary’s first King.

Budapest via Wayfaring With WagnerBudapest via Wayfaring With WagnerThe 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.

Budapest via Wayfaring With WagnerEnjoy these photos and let me know if you have any questions!


      • I agree- Budapest was one of the best cities I visited. I spent most of my time in Pest, and I could easily have burned a few more days there. Did you go to any of the ruin bars while you were there?

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