Initially, I wanted to take the last boat for the night which was at 10pm. It was almost 9pm. Since I didn’t have more walks to take and night was upon us already, I found my dock, 8A, and showed my ticket.
I took a front row seat and I was glad I did. Lots of people stood to take pictures so the place I was seated was close to perfect. I had to shuffle between taking photos and listening to the audio guide. Listening because I did not want to forget.
I will have to skip a lot of stories else, I’d write this one post in volumes…
Let’s have a little photo story, shall we…
PS: I returned on Sunday Morning before my journey to Graz so I could visit the Margaret Island and take daytime photos for you all to see…
The Liberty Statue: Located on the Gellért Hill, it pays tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom, and prosperity of Hungary
Day Vs. Night
THE MATHIAS CHURCH, FISHERMAN’S BASTION
The Mathias Church was the place of coronation for the Kings. Even though King Mathias the Great did not have his coronation here, it is so named because he had two of his wedding ceremonies here.It is about 700years old
The Fisherman’s bastion (100years) is a terrace with a panoramic view. It has 7 towers/turrets representing the 7 Hungarian tribes.
It is named thus because the fishermen’s guild were dedicated to guarding, protecting this stretch of the city.
The Margaret Bridge
The Margaret Island Legend. (Not found in all literature)
The legend goes that when King Bela IV was faced with war, he prayed to God saying if they won, he was going to give his daughter to God.
They did. As a fulfilment of the promise, King Bela IV, placed Margaret in the monastery/Island where she lived and died of tuberculosis. She was later beatified and canonised.
THE ELISABETH BRIDGE
Named after Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria/Austria because she loved the Hungarian people.
THE CHAIN BRIDGE
THE HUNGARIAN PARLIAMENT BUILDING
Hope you had a good time here. Was my promise about it being worth it fulfilled??
I hope that in the busyness of all we do, we find time to listen to the stories that are worth our time.