Walking around Budapest is one of the best free ways to explore its beauty. Sights to cover include the Chain Bridge, Clark Adam Square, Funicular (Budvari Siklo), Buda Royal Palace, National Gallery of Hungary, National Szechenyi Library, House of Royal Wines and Cellar Museum, Buda Palace Labyrinth, Holy Trinity Square, Matthias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion, Mary Magdalene Tower, National Archives, Vienna Gate, Swan House, Parliament Views, Church of St. Anne and the Hungarian Heritage House that over looks Corvin Square.
Hungarians are great craftsmen when it comes to wood carving. Be it ornamental wood carving of everyday objects, or furniture, artistic woodcarving or sculptures. Chisels of all kinds are applied on European wooden materials from oak, walnut, maple or boxwood, bark of trunk, sapwood or heartwood, you name it – Hungarian craftsmen has the ability to give it a special beauty. Other examples are embossed letters adorned with inscriptions, headboards, Szekely gate, wagon, cart and wheelbarrow.
If you planning to visit Budapest in April, be aware that the Easter celebrations are taking place in several places all over Budapest. Family activities await, from Buda Castle gastro and cultural fair, to mini-festival, to Vajdahunyad Castle Easter Fair, Giant Easter egg exhibition in the Hungarian Museum of Agriculture, Easter Market at Vorosmarty Square. This is also the season for Cherry Blossom Festival in mid April. Then the Budapest Passover Festival at the Jewish Quarter, Quarter 6 Quarter 7.