Day three in Budapest was HOT.
We used the bus tour this time to take us over to the Castle District over on the Buda side of the city. While crossing over the Chain Bridge, I realized it’s absolutely impossible to take a bad picture in Budapest on such a gorgeous summer day. The clouds didn’t even look real.
Once we were at the top of the hill, we got off the bus and explored the quaint little streets of Buda, near Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion.
Fisherman’s Bastion consists of beautiful towers and viewing terraces along the hills which overlook the Danube River and Pest. This is where you’ll find the most beautiful views of the city so I’d definitely recommend it to travelers! Also, right next to it is Matthias Church which was built in the 14th century! The exterior of the church is my absolute favorite. It’s worth going inside if you have extra time but the exterior is what makes this church beautiful in my opinion.
After those two stops we continued to explore several of the shops nearby. There was a great mixture of touristy shops and open market places selling beautiful Hungarian fabrics, hand-carved wooden boxes, and a great selection of spices including paprika (my favorite!).
We couldn’t stand the heat any longer so we headed over to the famous Gellert Baths. It was pricey but well worth it. We spent most of our time in one of their outdoor pools which also turns into a wave pool every hour for about 10 minutes. So much fun! The most beautiful pools are indoors though, some are cool and others heated. It was so incredibly relaxing. We didn’t realize how long we had stayed there until we went back outside and the sun was setting!