Saturday, November 22, 2014
We explore Budapest - by bus, boat and foot
Crossing the Danube we climbed to Buda's steep Castle Hill for bird's-eye views of ‘twin city’ Pest across the river, and viewed Budapest's greatest church: the sumptuously-gilded Matthias Church.
Our ride continued up the river to Margaret Island established in the twelfth century by the Knights of St. John. Throughout the ages it was the site of several religious organizations. Today it is a huge park complete with a hotel and several sporting venues. The boat was even colder than the bus so we were happy not to stop there, and return to Pest, where we stopped at our favourite cafe, Anna, for a welcome espresso.