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Let us guide you! Walking tour featuring the Danube bank and its bridges

The Danube view is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: with its outstanding bridges, the city’s topographical features and the magnificent view built such a legacy of the two side, providing one of the most beautiful downtown views in the world. This walking tour is roughly 1.5-2 hours.

We start our walk at Fővám Square, which is easily accessible by the No. 2 tram running along the Danube from Jászai Mari square or the 47/49 trams via the boulevard, but you can reach it also via the M4 subway lines.

Starting from the square, the unmistakable bridge, the Liberty Bridge emerges. Facing the bridge, we can see the place of the former duty-free booths. From the left side facing the river, the former Vámház building stands, which is mostly occupied as the Corvinus University’s main building, opposite in the Buda side it is faced with the University of Technology’s magnificent central building. Let’s go north, we can see the amazing bridges “sitting” on the river, the next one is the white Elizabeth bridge. The oldest church in Pest is by the bridgehead on March 15th square (March 15th is the date of the Hungarian Revolution happened in 1848). In the pavement of the square we can follow the settlements of the former Roman trust on the banks of the Danube. Today, in Budapest, we can find the earliest predecessors of the city in the Aquincum on the Buda side, or on the Pest side aka Contra-Aquincum.

Going further along the Dunakorzó, which has long been the favorite place in Budapest, we will pass the Vigadó building: on the left we can see the stage composition of the Castle District on the Buda side. From here you will reach the most famous bridge in the city too: the Széchenyi Chain Bridge. Right on the bridge’s axis lays the Gresham Palace, which today operates as the luxurious Four Seasons hotel. Its impressive lobby opens to the public during Christmas time for the advent fairs. The building is close to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Returning to the Danube, we reach another unmissable photo point, spend some time here as a member of the the crowd busy taking pictures. Let’s continue our walk along the river, soon, we will find tiny shoes on the ground, which, draws attention to the victims of the WWII. One of the symbols of the city, the Parliament is just a few steps away, we strongly advise you to walk around the building and take many shots. The last bridge is Margaret Bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel (Eiffel Tower), which is particularly spectacular in the night-time lighting. From here you can go back to our starting point (Fővám square) by tram 2 along the Danube bank or, if you are not tired, you can also go across to Buda side.

Photo: 123rf.com

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