Several areas in Budapest worth exploring, and on my second day in Budapest I took a walk in the north east direction to explore City Park. Aside from lush green and gardens, the city park offers some hot springs SPA and pools and the Vajdahunyad Castle with a complex serving several museums. Greeting you at the entrance to the park is Heros’ Square, a grand complex with a tall statue to commemorate national leaders and fallen soldiers. As you enter there’s a zoo and botanical gardens to your left with the SPA complex and an amusement further down the road, and on the right side to the east and south is the castle and the museum complex. I had a peak at the SPA, but decided to try a different one elsewhere closer to the river, zoos and museums either bother me or bore me, and so I explore the castle area and headed up the tower to get some views of the park and the castle complex from above. Other than that, you can casually stroll the park and buy some food and souvenirs from the local merchants at the market near the castle. All in all, a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.
Up the tower we go…
Not a must if your time in Budapest is limited, but if you have a few days and looking for more, it’s a nice area to spend a bit of time.