Sunday in Budapest
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Next morning we took it realy easy - we were eating breakfast at the hotel very late. The breakfast could have been better but we survived. I went out shopping, and found some small souvenirs that we could bring home. At noon we took a sightseeing bus just to get a broader perspective on the city. The city is really beautiful and there is plenty to do in the city even on a Sunday.
We decided to get out of the bus at the Citadella Sétány, where the view over the city was spectacular. At this point you are standing 200 meter over the ground level of the city. The mountain is named Gellért-mountain after an Italian monk that died as a martyr being thrown down the mountain in 1046. There is a statue of the guy at a terrace on the mountain at an artificial waterfall.
We had a good lunch at an Italian restaurant just at the entrance of the citadel, the restaurant had actually Italian owners, which often means that the food is good and the atmosphere is relaxed and noisy! We went into the citadel museum - then entrance fee was around 4€ for each of us - quite high I found. We visited the bunker and it contained an exhibition on the effect of WWII in
We decided to drop the bus and walked down to the river through the woods - it was a very nice walk along the paths and there were many good spots to watch the city from on the mountain. We took a long walk down the river and then went back to the hotel with some more souvenirs.
In the evening we had a wonderful diner in one of the restaurants over viewing the Donau sitting outside the entire evening and just relaxing and being sure that this was not the last time we were together in