As I mentioned in my previous post I visited Budapest about two weeks ago. This time, probably for the first time ever, I´d taken planning for the trip seriously. I´d done some research and found several places that I really wanted to see. Four days are not enough to relax and at the same time do everything on your must-see list, but I discovered some pretty cool places. So here they are…
One of the places that really caught my interest from the very beginning and I knew I had to go there was the House of Terror. It may sound scary, but if you´re interested in eastern European history of the 20th century, then you might want to see. This building was at first the headquarters of the Hungarian Nazis and later the headquarters of some communist organisations. You can see there prison cells, offices of some communist leaders or what life in those times looked like. Today, the House of Terror is also a monument to the victims of this terrorful past.
From the Andrássy Street you can take a walk down the avenue alongside many beautiful buildings right to the Heroes Square. Once you get there, on the left side you notice the Museum of the Fine Arts which I highly recommend, especially The World of Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition that is open until the late August.
When searching for a restaurant or café that has rather traditional menu I found a very 70´s looking place called Táskarádió eszpresszó. You´re basically surrounded with old pictures, toys and you even get to sit on retro chairs. It´s also quite affordable, waiters are nice and you don´t have to wait a long time for your order. Just go and see for yourself!
It wouldn´t be a trip without some shopping. I visited two shops that were absolutely amazing! One of them was called Retrock. They sell both second-hand and also some small designer clothes, bags and accessories for a good price. The other shop was called Szputnyik and was very similar to the previous one, but it also offers some modern pieces. The best thing about them was probably that vintage feel you got even by looking at the shop window!
These were my most favourite places in Budapest. I wish I could do more travelling and write more posts like these in the future. I love it so much!
Hope you are enjoying summer trips just as much as I did!