If you’ve ever been to Budapest, then you are familiar with the unique and charming sights of the city, be it a historical monument or a café. In the era of social media, a keen eye, a good camera and lavish places will make a very successful combination and will bring a lot of likes. But where should one head in a city so rich in unique sights such as Budapest, if one doesn’t have enough time to share the artistic and amazing holiday? Here’s what The Culture Trip thinks that you should snapshot in Budapest.
The Hungarian Parliament
Did you know that Freddie Mercury wanted to actually buy this Hungarian gem made by the architects of the Gothic Revival? We don’t find this surprising at all, just imagine all the good photos you could hashtag with #home. This stunning building is perfect for photography both from afar as a monumental beauty, or from up-close, focusing on the small details.
Szimpla Kert Ruin Pub
The ruin pubs are destinations where a lot of tourists go, because it is something quite special to sip on your beer while listening to the history the old walls tell you. One of the most successful and famous among these is Szimpla Kert, which is perfect for snapping a couple of good shots both at night, because of the well-planned lights, and during the day. The decoration contributes to the perfect and unusual shot.
Széchenyi Thermal Baths
You would miss a great opportunity by not visiting the Széchenyi Thermal Baths if you’re already in the City of Spas. If you’re looking for a colourful and elegant photo to add to your insta-collection, then we suggest heading there.
If you’re already filling your tummy, why not fill your photo gallery as well? This tiny café will help you with a healthy and tasty meal that you can Instagram. Sharing food in a minimalistic composition is trending on Instagram, so why not take the opportunity? Would you rather share your latté art? No worries, you will find their coffee shop across the courtyard.
The Fisherman’s Bastion
Taking a walk at the Fisherman’s Bastion is already a fairy-tale like experience, as the Neo-Gothic and Neo–Romanesque style architectural wonder is something extraordinary, especially the seven towers (seven is the magic number in tales, right?). Look out for the arches and shadows falling on them, to take a magical photo.
New York Café
This café used to be the place where the great Hungarian minds gathered to share their latest writings and ideas during the 19th and 20th centuries. This lavishly and tastefully decorated café will make your feed look like you’ve been to a palace, thanks to the abundance of marble and the warm lights.
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge
Budapest’s iconic bridge offers an endless range of shots. By the time you are finished photographing the iron casts, the stone lion sculptures at the two ends of it, and the view of the Danube and the city from all angles, your batteries will surely be drained. No wonder it’s so popular among photographers.
St Stephen’s Basilica
The interior décor of the Basilica is already worth a trip, but now that it’s Christmas season, we suggest you visit it also after sundown, as it is lit up most beautifully. The Culture Trip recommends taking “the lift to the dome’s observation deck for sweeping views over Budapest, punctuated by the two bell towers.”