One of the greatest aspects of Vienna is that you can get to so many nice places in such little time, so besides heading to Bratislava over easter, my family and I also headed to Budapest for a weekend. To be honest I didn't know much about Budapest at all, I basically only knew that they had a gorgeous parliament by the danube. I love that Budapest has so many gorgeous buildings by the danube, it's something that we don't have in Vienna at all as our landmarks tend to be in the city centre.
When we arrived on the Friday, we checked into our hotel on the Margitsziget and then took a Taxi (they are so cheap there compared to England!) to the centre, although we never really knew what the actual centre of Budapest was. After taking a few snaps of the sunset and some pretty historical buildings, we started looking for a restaurant and found a really nice place that even had a piano player inside. The temperatures were pretty warm as well, so we could enjoy a mild spring evening with some great food at Budapest Bisztró which I can definitely recommend if you're ever there.
On the second day we went on a hop on hop off bus because they're a great way to see all the sights in little time and get off at the ones you like the most. We stopped on the hill and had a look at the castle and the surrounding area where we stopped for lunch. I had the most amazing mix of vegetables and a chicken salad. Afterwards we walked down the hill and hopped back on the bus and headed to the City Park. By the end of the day we were all knackered so we treated ourselves to some delicious Pizzas and desserts.
Our last day started with a boat tour on the danube that gave us a great sight on all the beautiful buildings. After one hour on a boat we had some lunch and then headed back to Margitsziget which is a lovely island. We took a little walk to digest our food, took some pictures under a gorgeous tree and ten got ready to leave Budapest.
Beside the fact that I probably ate my own bodyweight in Pizza and delicious lemonades, because food in Budapest is just too good, I absolutely loved the city and would recommend everyone to head there for a short weekend break!
Let me know if you've been to Budapest before or what your favourite city for a mini break is!