Budapest in Pictures

A Trip to Budapest, Hungary | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

I recently had the experience of going to Budapest, Hungary for work. A HUGE plus of my job is international travel, and while it stinks to be away from home at times, I get to see some amazing places. I took over 200 photos during my time in Budapest so bear with me while I share my favorites! These are from my first days there.

Our hotel was in the Castle District on the Buda side of the city, and right next to Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion.

Matthias Church

Matthias Church, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Matthias Church, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Fisherman’s Bastion. At first, I thought this was Buda Castle because of how majestic it was! And literally, steps from our hotel.

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Love how it’s lit up at night!

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

One thing I noticed all over the Castle District were these intricate doors! I loved all of the different shapes and colors!

Budapest Castle District Doors | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Also these cool ironwork signs:

Budapest Castle District Signs | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

To get across to the Pest side (pronounced Pesht) you had to cross the Danube river, and the closest and easiest way was to walk across the Suspension Bridge, which was completed and opened in 1849.

Suspension Bridge, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Suspension Bridge, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

View from the Suspension Bridge, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

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My coworkers and I walked around the Pest side for a bit and took in the sites – just kind of wandering aimlessly. This is a view of Parliament from across the Danube.

Parliament, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

And at night.

Parliament, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Statue of József Eötvös, a Hungarian writer. I liked the bird perched so perfectly on his finger.

József Eötvös Statue, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

There are a couple of these signs around Budapest – I spotted another one at the airport as I was leaving. I posted a photo of me sitting on this on my Instagram. Warning – the letters are NOT stationary! I almost fell off the G haha.

#Hello Hungary, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Loved the color and the rough exterior of this building.

Old building, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Great street art! I love finding awesome street art wherever I am.

Street Art, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com Street Art, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

The next few pictures are from the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest Synagogue in Europe. During the war, it bordered the Jewish Ghetto in Budapest. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to go in because my coworker and I weren’t dressed appropriately (you can’t wear shorts or tank tops) but we got some photos from the outside.

Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

This is the Tree of Life, a Holocaust memorial. It took a long time to get this picture through the fence surrounding the courtyard – I had to wait for a lot of people to finish taking pictures/selfies in front of it… which I found kind of unsettling?

Tree of Life - Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

These are Hungarian (or Budapest-ian?) mailboxes!

Mailbox, Budapest | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

And Budapest has it’s very own version of the London Eye – the Budapest Eye! I swear, these things are popping up in every major city now! We didn’t ride it but I have gone on the one in London!

Budapest Eye | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

We went on a full walking tour of the city the next day with my event to some other sites and got to go inside a few amazing buildings – I’ll share in my next post!

Comments

  1. A-maaaay-zing!!

    xox

  2. Beautiful! I’ve never been to Budapest, but it looks like a city for the bucket list!
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  3. Very cool pictures! It’s nice that you got to see so much even though you were ther for work!
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  4. I love taking advantage of work trips to explore a city. 🙂 I haven’t had an opp to go international for work (other than Iraq LOLZ) but I’ve seen a lot of places in the U.S. that I hadn’t been before.
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  1. […] In my last post about Budapest, I shared photos from the first days of my trip. Once my event started we went on a tour with a group of participants and guess what… I took a TON more photos! You can read about part one here.  […]

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