Budapest: Day Two

Thankfully, by the second day of our trip, we’d acclimatised a little. We decided to visit the old Buda Palace, now home to the Hungarian National Gallery. The building was absolutely stunning, built in a baroque style as you can see below…

 

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Front view of Buda Castle

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The furnicular we had to get to the castle, which was situated on top of a hill

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Side view of the castle gates

There were loads of great pieces of artwork, spanning from medieval through to renaissance and then modern times, and when we went there was a special exhibition on Picasso! Although we weren’t allowed to take photos in the Picasso exhibition, I took a few others…

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Painting in a Cubist style 

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The dome of the Castle

There was even an artwork piece in the dome of the castle; following the modern art theme of the topmost floor of the gallery with these dancing mannequins made out of wires.

Later we visited the most famous church in Budapest, St Stephen’s Basilica, which was beautifully decorated both inside and out…

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St Stephen’s Basilica

 

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Inside view of the Basilica

By this point in the holiday we’d bought tickets for one of the many hop-on hop-off open top bus tours, as this was the easiest way to get to all the main sights. The end of the bus line took us to the Citadel, a defence structure constructed in medieval times for the defence of Buda…

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The Citadel

By chance we found out that that evening, a very special event was being hosted in Budapest – the so-called “night of the museums”, where almost every main museum stayed open until 2am. They also had a variety of special exhibitions and attractions for the night, including lights displays, and, when we visited the Hungarian National Museum, even a live rock band!

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Hungarian National Museum all lit up (apologies for rubbish quality – took this on my iphone!)

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Exhibit in the Hungarian National Museum – the hand from the city’s monument of Stalin, destroyed during the 1956 Hungarian Uprising

OOTD…

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Shop the look:

Playsuit: Brandy Melville (similar here)

Shoes: Lefties (similar)

Bag: River Island

Sunglasses: Pull & Bear

Love,

Nina

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