Hero’s Square where 4,000 were killed by the Soviets during the uprising in 1956.
The Fisherman’s Bastion in the Castle District. Built in the 18th century, the fisherman who lived below the fortifications on the Danube were responsible for its defense.
Views of the Danube from the top of the hill in the Castle District.
Views from the top of Saint Stephens Basilica. There are 330-some steps to get to the top and 330-some steps to get back down again. The 360-degree views from the Panorama Deck is definitely worth the climb.
The front facade of Saint Stephens Basilica.
The Hungarian Parliament building on the Pest side of the Danube.
Bronze shoes serve as an eloquent memorial to more than 3,000 Jews and gypsies who were shot in mass by the Nazis in 1944 and dumped in the Danube. Many of the shoes hold remnants of candles burned to remember the dead.
Kongo samples a Hungarian beer at a sidewalk cafe in Budapest.
A view of Saint Stephens from the side.
Travel safe. Have fun.