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Discovering Bratislava architecture
Bratislava

Discovering City walls, Bratislava

Where : City Walls of Bratislava Discovering City walls, Bratislava. From the Old Town to Bratislava Castle, next to the Cathedral you'll see a huge wall.  According to online information, it was part of a fortification construction that started at the end of 14th century.  The most part of it was demolished, so it was decided to integrate it to the city suburbs. We technically just passed through the bridge linking the castle and the old town.  We only took some pictures around the enormous walls, and didn't quite realize what it was until we did our research online.  So maybe it would be worth to spend a little more time around and get to know more about the history. Serge:

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Discovering Unicum
Budapest

Discovering Unicum factory, Budapest

Where : Zwack Unicum Museum (Unicum Factory), Budapest Discovering Unicum factory. We purchased a Hop on Hop off pass during our last full day in Budapest.  Ultimately, we stopped at the Zwack Unicum Museum because it was a designated stop.  We actually recommend the Hop on Hop off in Budapest, because some of the main points are dispersed.  So it's a quick way to access and discover the main attractions. We never heard from Unicum prior to visiting Budapest.  So this got us curious about the famous drink from Hungary.  We decided to give it a shot and we are happy to have discovered.  Just to be clear, the museum is on the route but there is still a fee to

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Discovering Vajdahunyad Castle
Budapest

Discovering Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest

Where : Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest Discovering Vajdahunyad Castle. When in Budapest, consider a visit to Heroes Square.  Once you are there, you might want to discover a little more.  Not far behind is a really beautiful destination, bringing you back in the past with Vajdahunyad Castle !  It was a cool experience and really nice place to visit. Lots to discover! We normally review the places we've visited.  So we're kind of cheating since we didn’t visit inside the castle.  But we did visit the grounds and were lucky enough to visit during a Spring weekend.  There was a kind of food market serving traditional food, attractions and local crafts shops around the castle. History. According to Wikipedia, the castle was

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Discovering The Great Market Hall
Budapest

Discovering The Great Market Hall, Budapest

Where : The Great Market Hall, Budapest Discovering The Great Market Hall.  It's a huge central market located on the 'Pest' side.  As you may or may not know, the city was amalgamated years ago from Buda and Pest.  It now forms one mega city, the one we all know as Budapest.  Originally, Buda was located on the East side of the Danube and Pest on the West side. Now back to the Market.   It’s a beautiful building from the 1800’s that sell all kind of foods.  You will find an abundance of fruits, vegetables, local dishes, meat products, pastries and the famous “Paprika”!  No need to rush and purchase the first paprika package you find, there is plenty of

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Discovering Heroes Square
Budapest

Discovering Heroes Square, Budapest

Where : Heroes Square, Budapest Discovering Heroes Square. We weren't lucky with the weather. It was raining a lot when we visited Heroes Square.   That said, it was hard to take pictures or even to look at the huge statues.  According to Wikipedia, the square is known for its iconic statue complex featuring the “Seven Chieftains of the Magyars”.  As well, other important Hungarian national leaders, like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Accessibility. The Heroes Square is centrally located in “Pest”.  If you are coming from Buda (the other side of the Danube), as we did, you can take a bus from “Chain Bridge” or the metro.  The traffic was unbearable on the bus, so we spent more than

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Discovering The Chain Bridge
Budapest

Discovering The Chain Bridge, Budapest

Where : The Chain Bridge, Budapest Discovering The Chain Bridge.  When we finished visiting the Buda Castle grounds, we made it a point to cross the Chain Bridge. It's a suspension bridge that links Buda and Pest. According to Wikipedia, the Chain Bridge is the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary and it was opened in 1849. Unfortunately, the original bridge was blown up on January 1945 during World War II.  It needed to be rebuilt and later reopened in 1949. As we crossed the bridge by foot, the details left us in awe.  The linking loops acting as chains all the way across the river.  The  giant Guardian lions and the amazing views from Danube River.  Also, the

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Discovering Fisherman's Bastion
Budapest

Discovering Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest

Where : Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest Discovering Fisherman's Bastion. When you visit Budapest's Matthias Church and the Castle hill you will see a beautiful terrace closest to the waterfront.  Seems like a boardwalk decorated with seven Castle towers.   Well, that's the “Fisherman’s Bastion” !  Above all, it offers gorgeous views from Danube River and Pest. What next ? We were expecting a little more.  We paid $3.79 CAD to enter and we were a little confused once we entered. There wasn't much to discover besides waterfront views.  Our consolation prize, it was a small value for a great view.  It was really nice to see the historical architecture and structures, which according to Wikipedia were built between 1895 and 1902. Accessing Fisherman's

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