After a relatively mild start to autumn in the UK the cold of Budapest has come as something as a shock and it’s not even that cold. At 2 degrees it is still hat and gloves weather though so that is how we left the hotel this morning.
The city is made up of two settlements, Buda and Pest, separated by the Danube. We made our way today to Buda which sits on a hill over looking the flat Pest. It is a short ride to the top in the funicular, something that a number of other tourists had decided was a good idea. From the top you great great views across the city with the parliament building looking particularly fine. Unfortunately, as you can see from the pictures below, it was a pretty grey day and so some of the shine was taken off.
Buda is a lovely place that has a number of fine churches, streets stuffed with old buildings and an area of small turrets over looking the Danube that remind me of the sort of structures made in sand sculpture competitions. We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering the streets and taking pictures, which you can see below.