It was a lovely Spring day in Budapest. The temperature was in the 70s. We took full advantage of it and had a great day sightseeing. We visited St. Stevens Basilica. It is one of the most beautiful Cathedrals I have ever seen.
St. Steven brought Christianity to Hungary. This reliquary contains his mummified right hand!
We also went to the top of the Basilica and enjoyed an expansive view of Budapest.
The Big Bus hop on hop off package that we bought yesterday included options for a walking tour and a boat tour on the Danube. We took the walking tour this morning. Our guide, Thomas was entertaining and very knowledgeable. I think his tour alone was worth the cost of the ticket.
Here he is telling us about one of the very few Soviet era monuments that is still in place. This one commemorate the Russian soldiers who died liberating Budapest from the Nazis.
Do you recognize these two guys?
We took the boat tour tonight. These are the Houses of Parliament.
After the boat tour we went to the Opus Jazz Club for dinner and a show. A Canadian singer, Melissa Lauren was singing with a quartet.
It was a great day and a lovely last evening in Budapest. There are several interesting sounding things that we didn’t do here. We will have to come back.