Wednesday, 24 October 2007


We spent the weekend in this lovely city on the Danube with a castle on the hill. Lots of things to see, including the churches of St Matthias and St Stephen; the first full of Pre-Raphaelite style paintings and the second baroque and very ornate with lots of gold leaf. We also saw the parliament, Heroes’ Square, the castle and the fishermen’s bastion. We had a boat trip on the Danube and visited St Margaret Island with its lovely Japanese garden and ruined convent. We visited the thermal baths in the Gellert Hotel and swam in the Art Deco swimming pool. In the evenings we went to a concert in a small gilded hall and listened to a choral performance in a local church.

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