The Danube Bend
Visegrad Travel Blog› entry 10 of 14 › view all entries
May 24th, 2009 – by: breezejen
We started off with a tour of the Visegrad Citadel. The Citadel once housed the Hungarian crown jewels. It’s quite an amazing site. The whole structure is made out of huge rocks and surrounded by a moat. There is quite a hike to the main area. The place has an amusement park like feel to it. Complete with renaissance-like décor and bow and arrow exhibits and instruments of torture. It’s a little cheesy but fun nonetheless.
We had lunch at the Reneszansz. This restaurant had a midievil theme to it, where the waiters and waitresses dressed in medieval clothing and served the meal, one course at a time. There was even a character playing the lute. It was very cute. The food was fantastic and it was easy to overeat. Wine was abundant and the waiting staff did a great job filling our jugs of wine.
After lunch we made our way to the Solomon’s Tower. Here, as part of the lunch, we watched a renaissance show complete with medieval fighters, bow and arrow exhibitions and staged fights. Again, it was pretty contrived but fun nonetheless.
After this long day, we headed back to Budapest. We were all pretty tired and decided to take the rest of the day easy.
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