Budapest - Buda Side - Chain Bridge and Royal Palace Area

Budapest - Buda Side - Old Town and Gellert Hill

Budapest - Pest Side - Parliament

Budapest - Pest Side - Landmarks

Budapest - Pest Side - Architecture

Sights outside Budapest

Prague - Old Town Square

Prague - Old Town Landmarks

Prague - Old Town Architecture

Prague - Jewish Quarter

Prague - Charles Bridge

Prague Castle

Prague - St Vitus Cathedral

Prague - St Nicholas Cathedral

Prague - From Vltava River

Prague - New Town

Prague - Art and Jewelry Shopping

Budapest and Prague Tourist Tips

  Sights outside Budapest  
Photo of Esztergom Cathedral at night
Esztergom Cathedral (early 19th century)

About an hours drive from Budapest, the city of Esztergom is where Hungary's first Christian king, St Istvan, was baptized and crowned (on Christmas Day 1000 AD).  It is still Hungary's most sacred city and the seat of its archbishop.
Photo of Esztergom Cathedral, Hungary Photo of Esztergom Cathedral, Hungary Photo of interior of dome, Esztergom Cathedral, Hungary

Only 16 miles outside Budapest, the popular tourist shopping town of Szentendre was mostly built and inhabited by Serbian refugees.  Most of its buildings date from the 18th century.
Photo of Szentendre Cross Photo of Szentendre Church Photo of Szentendre Shopping

Visegrad is known for the ruins of a 13th century castle and spectacular views of the Danube.
Photo of display at Szabo Marzipan Museum, Szentendre, Hungary Photo of castle ruin, Visegrad, Hungary Photo of Danube River, Visegrad, Hungary