Project 365: Day 253 – Budapest from a fisherman’s view


11th March 2015 – Budapest, Hungary

Budapest has fascinated all my dormant senses,
Numbed after the overindulgence of them in Turkey.
I said my solemn goodbye on a castle and a hill.
But for now, Bratislava is the next place to be.
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The view from the fisherman’s bastion on castle hill – Budapest, Hungary

My last day in Budapest, and I finally got to the castle hill.

Declared a world heritage site, the castle hill is a sprawling area containing many landmarks, most important of which is the castle itself. The castle is not just a singular building. It consists of numerous museums (Budapest history museum), libraries (Hungarian national library and National Szechenyi library) and numerous monuments all over the place.

There is so much to explore here, but what I found most appealing, was the lower end of the castle, closer to the banks of the Danube. There is the colourful Mathias church, which stands out against even the gloomiest of skies. And more impressively, next to the Mathias church, is the Fisherman’s bastion.

Named after a group of fishermen who defended Budapest in the middle ages, the bastion has seven towers that represent seven tribes of magyars who settled here. And the view from the Bastion across the Danube? Simply amazing, as me and the tourist in front of me were to find out.

It’s been a long week in Budapest, but it has emerged as one of my favourite places so far. But it’s time to move on.

Lets see how the Slovaks fare in Bratislava tomorrow.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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