Budapest, Part 3

During the winter break BB#1 and I had another great day in Budapest.

We visited my brother, who lives in the Castle district.

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First we went to see the Fisherman’s Bastion, because BB#1 wanted to use his new binoculars, and there is a great view from there.

The Fisherman’s Bastion is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest, around Matthias Church. It was designed and built between 1895 and 1902.

From the towers and the terrace there is a panoramic view of Pest.

Its seven towers represent the seven Hungarian tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 896. (Wikipedia)

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BB#1 and his binoculars πŸ™‚

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A bronze statue of Stephen I of Hungary mounted on a horse, erected in 1906, can be seen between the Bastion and the Matthias Church.

Then we went to have coffee and cake at the famous Ruszwurm Confectionary. It was founded in 1827.

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BB#1 and my brother’s girlfriend enjoying tea and ginger πŸ™‚

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Their best cake is:

The Ruszwurm Cream Pastry

The classical Hungarian pastry, simply called β€œcreamy”, is a cooked egg cream with vanilla mixed with the egg white after cooking. However, the Ruszwurm cream pastry is not mellowed with the egg white but with whipped cream, of course when cold.

Then we had some quite time in my brother’s flat.

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Then we walked to have lunch in Pest:

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We had lunch at an italian restaurant Pomo D’oro.

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We ate a Mediterranean grilled meat platter for 2 persons (Tenderloin roll wrapped in bacon, marinated legs of pullet, lamb skewer, salsiccia – Italian home-made sausage, bony veal chop), pizza and salad.

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After a big lunch we had to walk some more to burn calories and we found this:

an ice skating rink in front of St. Stephen Basilica πŸ™‚

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Do you like italian food?

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