This one is by far my all-time favourite. On the Buda bank of the Danube between the Chain Bridge and the Margaret Bridge you will find this spectacular piece of architecture. How to get there? Easy. Take tram 19 or 41 which will take you also on a scenic route alongside the Danube and get off 1 stop after or before the Chain Bridge depending if you are coming from the Gellert or Margaret. From there it’s a steep climb up but I promise you it is worth it! For those of you who don’t want to go up on foot you can also take the funicular right in front of the Buda Castle. The big downside to this one is that it’s not for free and almost always accompanied by a very long waiting line. If you don’t want fifty other tourists in your photos go early! And by early I mean be there at 8 in the morning during wintertime and 6.30 in summertime. At the most there will be a few other photographers there but you will have the opportunity to take some wonderful photos!
If you’re like me and you like to incorporate fashion into your travel photos, this place screams for a dress or skirt. It just adds to the fairytale esque vibe that you’re surrounded by.
The best thing about this bridge is that it’s completely open and you can cross sides at any spot that you want. Do watch out for cars and trams though. But compared to the Chain Bridge and the Sissi Bridge this one is rather quiet. So if the road is clear, after a few minutes of patience of course, you can actually run to the middle and take some really nice photos. A lot of people also climb on top of it to take some spectacular photos. Although before it was possible to walk up to the top, recently they put on a blockage cause too many people actually jumped to their death from this bridge.
Great Market Hall/Nagyvásárcsarnok
When crossing the Liberty Bridge from the Buda side to Pest on your right you will find the Great Market Hall. This is an absolute must when you are visiting Budapest. The market is divided into three floors and holds some of Budapest’s precious delicacies. On the ground floor you will find mainly food and liquor stalls. So if you want to take some paprika, Tokaji, Túró Rudi, caviar or Palinka home with you, this is the place for you. The first and second floor contains souvenir shops and eating stalls.
St. Stephens Basilica
Departing from the Great Market Hall you can walk through one of the most known tourist streets in Budapest: Váci utca. When you’re here you need to see this street at least once but don’t go for dinner here since every place here literally screams tourist trap. But further along this road you will find another one of my absolute favourites: St. Stephens Basilica. Together with the Hungarian Parliament this is one of the highest buildings in entire Budapest. For street photography again the same advice, come early. At least before 10 o’clock in the morning. If this doesn’t fit into your schedule you can still have beautiful photos of this place with this little trick. Turn to the right and walk into Hercegprímás. On your left side you will find the Aria Hotel with the best rooftop bar. The staff is really friendly and if you ask them nicely you can just go up to the rooftop to take your beloved photo without any other tourist in it. Make sure that when you pass the lobby you take a good look around cause it’s absolutely breathtaking. Once you’re back downstairs make sure to pay a visit to Gelarto Rosa for the prettiest ice creams you’ve ever seen.