The Best Places to Enjoy a Sunset in Budapest
From the Riverside: As the sun sets, you will find many locals and visitors flocking to the riverside to enjoy people-watching, admire the sunset, and just plain relax. Depending on how busy your day was, you may either want to find a bench to sit on and unwind, or take a stroll onto one of the bridges that span the mighty Danube, the second-longest river in Europe.
Széchenyi Thermals: This thermal is open until 10pm. Relax in the hot spring waters while watching the end of the day's sun's rays as they fade into the horizon.
Margaret Island (Margit-sziget): This island, once called Rabbit Island, was home to the cloistered nuns' convent founded by Princess Margaret, daughter of Béla IV, who promised his daughter to the nunnery. Enjoy the flower gardens or the singing fountain as the sun sinks into the western sky.
Fisherman's Bastion: Sip a glass of wine in this romantic sunset spot. On Castle Hill, it overlooks the city on one side and St. Matthias Church on the other.
Academy of Sciences Park: For a casual place to relax, sit in the park across the street from the academy and take in the engaging architecture, the river view, and a beautiful sunset on Roosevelt tér.
The Sculptural Grounds at Buda Castle: There is a powerful statue called the Matthias Fountain. It is based on a legend of King Matthias, who, while on a hunting trip through the forest, came across a woman stranger, Ilona; she fell in love with him instantly, not realizing he was the king. He reciprocated the love.
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