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Romantic & Affordable Date Night Spot in Budapest

Traveling with a partner in Budapest? Stroll across the Parliament at night on the Pest for an affordable way to add a little romance to your trip.


Another reason why I love Buda? This late night view of the Hungarian Parliament glowing on the bank of the Pest side. Can it get any more magical?

It is the tallest and largest building in Budapest. Everything about this building is symmetrical – inside and out. It has two identical parliament halls – one for politics and the other for guided tours.

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Buda or Pest: How To Choose Where To Stay?

Buda or Pest? You’re likely going to be going back and forth many times so you might as well choose a hotel close to the Charles Bridge.


I had a hard time deciding which side of Budapest to stay in. While I was debating between Buda or Pest, I started to map out all the things I wanted to see and do and eat. Before I even finalized my itinerary, I realized that I’d be going back and forth between Buda and Pest at least half a dozen times. To save on time and taxi fare, I decided to book a hotel close to the Chain Bridge. And I’m glad I did. I walked across that bridge over a dozen times during my visit. It was ALWAYS worth the trek.

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Hofburg Palace: Last Palace, I Swear

The Hofburg Palace is the last palace on my Prague-Vienna-Budapest trip. Castles don’t count – right? 🙂


First the Belvedere Palace, then the Schonbrunn Palace. Are we done with palaces yet? Not quite. There’s still the Hofburg Palace, the emperor’s winter palace.

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