A Couple of Days in Budapest
Trip Start Apr 25, 2013
153Trip End Nov 02, 2013
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The next day, we decided to explore more of the city. We started with a walk down the main street, Andrassy, all the way to the Heroes Square. This was an impressive open square with around twenty marble monuments decorating Hungarian kings, soldiers and heroes over the ages. From the square, we wandered through the Varosliget, a lush green park district. Within, a beautiful castle, the Vajdahunyad. We caught an underground tram back to the city centre, and walked along the riverfront, up and around the Hungarian Parliament building, competitive with the beauty of London.
With time to kill before a booked dinner, we spontaneously decided to go to an exhibition. It was simply entitled 'Murder'. It had shown in London and Berlin with Budapest being the final stop. The premise was an interactive review of the most haneous and brutal killers over the ages. The exhibition was an audio tour, taking us through 23 themed rooms relating to famous killers such as Gacy, Jack the Ripper, the Boston strangler, Vlad the Impaler and many more. It was a reasonable exhibition, some really good ideas that often failed with poor props or design.
Dinner was fantastic at Hungarikum Bisztro. We had made a booking for 7pm. The staff were extremely friendly, food affordable and delicious. Live music, some sort of xylophone was also amusing. We shared a giant pork knuckle, and pretty well rolled back to the hotel with full bellies.