Then we were off across the famous Chain Bridge, and into Buda. (It is one of only 2 chain suspension bridges in the world. The other being in our friend, Dale’s, hometown, I hope he realizes that he’ll never escape a visit from me now.)
A quick walk up the hill took us to Fisherman’s Bastion. It’s a fun series of outlooks that look across the river and offers a great view of Pest.
Oh, Budapest is actually 2 cities divided by the Danube river. Buda is on the west bank, and Pest is on the east bank. Parliament is in Pest, and the castle and Fisherman’s Bastion are in Buda.
The cathedral there is also a stunner. But, since they charge to go in, we didn’t. Churches should be free for entrance. Anyway, I’m not sure that’s a soapbox I’ll stand on right now.
We stopped for a beer and a snack (that they made sound so delicious) to enjoy the view.
And what a view it is.
We enjoyed a nice, leisurely stroll back along the river bank. We decided not to go into the castle (which is massive, but really seems more like a palace than a castle). Instead, we admired it from outside.
And by crossing the river, again, we were back in Pest after a great day of seeing the town(s).