Exploring Matthias Church Budapest: A Historical and Architectural Marvel

statues of st stephen on a horse in front of the matthias church in budapest

When you are on a mission to cram as much as possible into a day in Budapest, it’s tempting to skip Matthias Church on the Buda side of the River Danube. This is a mistake. I’ve lost count of the number of churches I’ve visited across Europe and this is one of the most unique. […]

Visiting Budapest Great Synagogue: Bridging History and Faith

red brick exterior of budapest great synagogue with two clock towers

If ten different people asked me which place they should not omit from their Budapest itinerary, I would give each of them the same answer: Dohány Street Synagogue. Also known as the Great Synagogue of Budapest, it was easily the highlight of my most recent visit to Budapest. Budapest Great Synagogue is an architectural marvel, […]

Two Days in Budapest: An Itinerary You’ll Want to Steal

stone sculpture of a pensive angel seen during two days in budapest

With its medley of Ottoman and Habsburg influences, Budapest is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. From strolling through its photogenic Old Town to gazing at Gresham Palace’s Art Nouveau grandeur to visiting Europe’s most magnificent synagogue, there’s something for every traveller So what are the best things to do in two days in Budapest? […]