This time I chose Visegrád which happened to be a bull’s eye. I can not really imagine any other town in Hungary with such royalty! Visegrad is located 45 km in the north of Budapest and it is famous for its medieval ruins. Royal Palace along with Solomon Tower and The Citadel is something you should really visit. By an absolute chance, I visited this town during its Royal Palace Festival, which is held every year in mid July, celebrating the golden age of Visegrád. Being there at this time, you feel like going back in time – people are dressed in medieval-style costumes, some of them playing on middle aged instruments and dancing in the middle of the streets.
Walking through old town market, you will be able to find a lot of local specialties starting from a typical Hungarian delicacy, to handmade clothes and decorations.
But the best part of the trip starts when you get into one tiny street behind small church and take a walk up to the hill, where the Citadel is situated. I can not even express the feeling that accompanies you, once you reach this place. The view over the Danube and hills opposite is one of the most impressing things I happen to experience so far. If somebody would ask me to name a place which reminds me of heaven – I would point out towards Visegrád hills right away!
I could not resist and took some royal photos – even the simplest clothes would look like out of space outfits with having such an amazing background!
Visegrád is a must to do things on your list, while visiting Hungary. If you will be traveling from Budapest, take the local train which takes you to Nagymaros-Visegrád. You will walk a few minutes and once you reach Danube, you need to take a boat to other side of the town.
This trip was epic – full of surprises and unexpected situations. In the end we came back to Budapest by a 100 year old steam train and the moment I saw it coming I thought I am in the middle of some movie set – but nope, it was damn REAL!
What do you think about such towns? Can you imagine your holiday there?