Admiring the architecture, tastes of Budapest: The City of Death, The City of Lights

My visit to Budapest was the first stop on a whirlwind four-city, seven-night trip to cities along the Danube River in January 2019. 

Although we didn't have much time to explore the region, we decided to squeeze a short trip to Central Europe into the final winter break of my college career. 

Brief as our two night stay in Budapest was, we packed as many museums, restaurants and sites into our visit as possible. 

The Hungarian Parliament building glows along the Danube River at night in January 2019.

Országház, or the House of the Country, is the neo-Gothic home of Hungary's parliament. Opened
in 1902, it continues to hold the record as the country's largest building.

The late Gothic-style Matthias Church at Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, with its ornate clay tile roof.

Hummus topped with chicken shawarma at Mazel Tov in the Jewish Quarter.

A chocolate scone from Café Gerbeaud, a beautiful and delicious coffeehouse that has been open in Budapest since 1858. 

All photos by Lauren J. Mapp


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