The elderly, the youth, white-collar workers, blue-collar workers, foreigners, Hungarians – we all love the Budapest sunset. Funzine.hu collected some picturesque places that would be great for a romantic date, a relaxing afternoon, or a great conversation. Plus, we added some of our favourites 🙂
Even though there aren’t too many benches on the section between the Margaret Bridge and the Chain Bridge, the quay is still one of the best spots to watch the sunset. If you find the ideal place, you can see the Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Matthias Church triangle, which is a beautiful view in itself. But the setting sun makes it even more magical as it colours the sky pink. It will definitely take your breath away.
If you want to go on an evening walk, start with the Castle District and try to adjust your tempo in a way that you reach the Fisherman’s Bastion at sunset. If you’re not a fan of crowds, go during the week, so that you’ll have a better chance at admiring the breath-taking view in peace. And don’t forget to bring your camera because taking photos is kind of a must up there.
Look-out towers are known to have amazing panorama, especially if they are found on the highest point of a city. This is exactly the case with the Elizabeth look-out tower, found on top of János Hill. The best way to get there is by taking the Zugliget Chairlift. The tower was named after Empress Elisabeth, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, who loved the city and visited János Hill in 1882.
Visiting an observatory is a unique programme in itself, especially if you go early to watch the sunset as well. The Uránia Observatory is found on the Gellért Mountain (also a great sunset watching spot) and it aims to popularise astronomy. What better way to do this then organising fun programmes where visitors can get to know our universe through unique telescopes.
The bridge will be closed off from traffic for a few weekends this summer, so you can enjoy diverse programmes like yoga and Zimbabwe classes, or watch the sunset above the Danube. Bring a blanket and some drinks, and relax on the bridge along with hundreds of other people in a joyful, carefree atmosphere.
Since the Saint Stephen Basilica’s panorama look-out floor can only be visited until 6.30 pm, you have to go a few metres down to see the beautiful panorama view of Budapest. But the view from the Aria Hotel’s High Note SkyBar is probably even better, because you can also see the Basilica.
Watch the sunset and a movie at the same time. The venue is one of the most special spots in Budapest: Corvin Club Terrace, which is getting a re-do this summer, so it’s going to be even cooler than before.
Source: Daily News Hungary/ http://funzine.hu/