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After a first day of indulgence at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest, we “forced” ourselves out of the hotel to explore Budapest. On the list, we had two main places: St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Hungarian Parliament building which looks absolutely insane.

If you’re a sucker for beautiful architecture like us, I think you’ll like this video of our second day in Budapest, Hungary. Enjoy! 😉

Our first stop after leaving Corinthia Hotel Budapest was St. Stephen’s Basilica. And damn was that place gorgeous from all angles! Everything from the marble, splashes of gold, artwork and statues left both of us wowed — so it’s definitely worth visiting.

St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary

St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, Hungary

Back side of St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, Hungary

Look at that beautiful ceiling 😍

The detail in St. Stephen’s Basilica is amazing

After an Italian lunch — which included a nutella pizza for dessert, by the way — we headed back to the hotel for a cheeky pamper session. It was my first time doing a salt-scrub (Geeta’s idea, not mine) and although I was a bit apprehensive at first, honestly, it was actually super relaxing. Anyway, after getting rubbed down with salt while wearing a thong — yes, you read right, I had to wear a thong 😳 — we got ready again and headed back out towards the Hungarian Parliament to see it at night.

Side note: Geets thinks I’m obsessed with that place considering the number of times we went there, but I just find it so purrdy 😍 Look for yourself…

Hungarian Parliament by night, Budapest

Riverside view of the Hungarian Parliament, Budapest

No joke: I think we spent at least 90 minutes there taking photos of this damn building. Although to be fair, it’s mostly because I was messing around with my camera trying to take night-time shots 😂.

On a serious note though, the area around the Hungarian Parliament is super nice and peaceful. I’d highly recommend going for a late-night stroll.

Hope you guys enjoyed our second day, and make sure you subscribe below to be notified when I post about day 3 in Budapest!


Fabio Virgi

A real geek at heart, Fabio caught the travel bug after traveling for a month in the summer of 2015. After visiting 4 different places in 4 weeks, he decided to leave his job, become self-employed and see all the world has to offer!