St Stephen’s Basilica Panorama Tower

I’ve been battling a nasty cold this past week, which has lead to the past seven days‚ being pretty much a write off. I was fed up with staying home all day long and‚ decided to get out of my apartment to‚ cross off a must-see attraction in Budapest by climbing up‚ St Stephen’s Basilica for the panoramic views.Continue reading “St Stephen’s Basilica Panorama Tower”

Szent Istvan Fireworks in Budapest – August 20th, 2014

As mentioned in my previous post, August 20th is St. Stephen’s Day, a National Holiday marking the Foundation of Hungary. The main event for the people of Budapest is the annual fireworks show, which lasts about 30 minutes. I made my way down to the shores of the Danube river to watch the show alongContinue reading “Szent Istvan Fireworks in Budapest – August 20th, 2014”

St. Stephen’s Day Celebrations Begin Early in Budapest

August 20th is‚ St. Stephen’s Day, a National Holiday marking the Foundation of Hungary. It’s Hungary’s Canada Day or Independence Day. Many stores will be closed, there will be ceremonies throughout the day, including at the Cathedral which bears his name. In the evening there will be a spectacular fireworks show along the banks of theContinue reading “St. Stephen’s Day Celebrations Begin Early in Budapest”