The Budapest Weekend Travel Guide

The Hungarian capital Budapest has a long, proud history. Once one of the crown jewels of the Austria-Hungary empire, it underwent some tough times post World Wars I and II. In recent years the country has been undergoing a transformation however, with grand old buildings, monuments and streets being restored and an vibrant underground bar scene that rivals the best anywhere else in the world emerging. If you’re only in Budapest for a few days, then my Budapest Travel Guide will take you on a photographic tour of what to expect.

I had been to Budapest before, but in the spring. It was a lot colder this time and I was over there to visit a friend, who lived just out of the city centre, in an area full of communist era buildings. The green and blue painted one won an award for being refurbished with modern amenities. It’s a good example of what can be done with some of these monolithic buildings to make them relevant today.

I really like the city, and there is a real contrast between the beauty of the past, the communist influence of the more recent past, and the familiar signs of a city moving towards the future.

budapest travel guide

budapest travel guide

Budapest is full of grand coffee houses from the days of the Austria-Hungary Empire. A lot have been restored to their former glory relatively recently and are quite amazing.

budapest travel guide

budapest travel guide

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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