With every building and bridge lit up, Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve seen at night. My husband and I went on a boat tour, admiring everything from the water with a glass of wine (and Sprite for me). While on the Danube river you feel tiny and in awe of the buildings that surround you on each side. One of my favourite buildings on the Pest side was the parliament buildings, the third largest in the world. On the Buda side, the Royal Palace lights up the sky with Matthias church and Fisherman’s Bastion peeking through the hills as seen in the above cover photo.
There are many bars and clubs in Budapest all located within the Jewish Quarter. The ruin bars are truly unique and tricky to find sometimes if you haven’t looked them up before hand. We were shown one by our tour guide where locals like to hang out no matter what your age. It was such a creative use of space and every country with buildings no longer is use should be taken over by artists and turned into a bar like this one. Even the bathroom was awesome, they redid some of the plumbing, so to flush the toilet you use a bike break on the side of the wall! The space is also used to feature different artists’ exhibits and bands play there in the evenings.
Budapest is also freezing in March, so we decided to check out the famous baths in the evening to warm up a little. If you go after 7 it’s cheaper as well, however you have limited access. We went to Széchenyi Baths, the first thermal baths on the Pest side with 15 units. These baths are easy to get to as they are right on the subway line. After walking all day long, relaxing at the baths was the perfect end to the day.