Today i’ll talk about some great panoramic spots to visit and to take beautiful pictures of Budapest, both at sunset and even in the night.
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GELLERT HILL AT DUSK:
The one shown above….it provides a wide view over the city….people go there all day long, but why missing the sunset from here?
If you even have the patience to wait a little bit more (at dusk), suddenly, every city light will turn on, by making pictures even more magic
How to get to Budapest Gellert Hill: you have different options, among which a taxi, on foot from the left bank of the river where the tourist path begins, or a shuttle bus (i have seen some while i was getting on top with the taxi). In particular, regarding the taxi, i recommend to refer to the official company, which at present time is called FoTaxi, (number is 222-2-222). It’s cheap and reliable. You can both call them or just book a taxi via web and pay with credit card
CHAIN BRIDGE AT SUNSET:
Chain bridge is, perhaps, the most popular bridge of Budapest. During the sunset I think it gives the best, especially if one approaches it from the right bank, which in the afternoon is full of cafes and nice people…you can get a nice perspective of the castle as well, and the atmosphere in general is magic….When i reached this place, i tried to catch the light from front, to make it smoother and warmer…i also tried to catch people around there and the entire sense of happiness in the air
VIEW AT SUNSET FROM THE CASTLE
When i got to the castle with the bus i found myself in a completely different place which reminded me of Prague architecture and its pastel colors….the castle looked more french style instead…..At the entrance there was an interesting spot: the castle terrace, which offered a great view at both sunrise and sunset over the Budapest parliament and the river.
PARLIAMENT AT NIGHT FROM WEST BANK
Most people usually suggest to book a cruiseship tour in the evening along the Budapest river. However, my idea is a little bit alternative. I consider more the cruiseship as a subject to fill the emptiness of the river, reason why i preferred to stay on the left bank, wait for a cruiseship, and take a night shot of the parliament, as seen from the picture below
THE HIDDEN JAPANESE GARDEN OF BUDAPEST
It is situated in the north east area of the Margaret island…..it is beautiful, especially in autumn or in spring…
Where is the japanese garden of Budapest: to get here just reach the entrance of the Margaret island from south by walking through the Margaret bridge…..once there i found a shuttle bus stop at the entrance. I jumped into the shuttle bus which runs all along the Margaret island, and got off at one of the last stops where there was a left curve with a small bike rental shop and a cafe’ on the left…then i asked to someone…the garden was on the right of the main road, thus on the opposite side of the bike rental shop and on the back of the public toilets.
I suggest to come here around midday, when the light is better capable to penetrate through the trees
Here is the exact location with the map of the Japanese Garden:
Fisherman bastions is the name of a strange building complex which reminds me a little bit the church of Paris called Montmartre (Sacre Coeur)….when the dusk comes, the artificial lights make it great, and it’s a nice opportunity to take some shots
How to get to Fisherman Bastions: To get here, in the same manner i did for the castle (royal palace), i took the shuttle bus from the left bank of the Chain bridge, although i could have also used the funicular situated always on the same place
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