Photos of Budapest

If you’ve ever been to the city, you’ll probably note that most of these images from Budapest were all shot within about a 2 km radius.  I swear that was not to any sort of laziness of my own.  The main problem lied in the fact that there was just too many beautiful things to shoot in this part of Budapest for me to wander too much.  I only had 4 nights in Budapest. One of those evenings we spent at the Szechenyi Thermal Baths, and another caving in the Buda Hills.  Thus, I had to concentrate my two nights of shooting around what I thought were the most interesting parts of the city.  I was drawn, for obvious reasons, to both the parliament buildings and the chain bridge.  In regards to human activity, my main focus was the central market. Anyways, I hope you like these photos of Budapest and be sure to check out the image captions as well for a little bit of description.

Budapest, Chain Bridge

I shot this from the top of that iron bar. I shot this image in HDR because I really wanted to bring out the colour of the clouds over the chain bridge

Budapest Market

Another shot from inside the market.

Lion bridge, Budapest

As soon as I saw the lion on the edge of the chain bridge I knew I wanted to photograph it. I wanted to shoot it in the blue light, and with this photo I did.

Parliament, Budapest

The parliament in Budapest was one of the most interesting buildings to photograph, but also a challenge. They light it up with so much light, that it causes serious exposure issues. This was the last one before shots started to make it just look like a blob of light

Central Market, Budapest

I’d be lying if I said the Central Market wasn’t a bit touristy, but it was definitely cool. Aside from the tourist shops, there were lots of interesting shops like this one.

Budapest, Traffic

I love taking photos in the middle of traffic because it adds movement to the city. I found this “safe zone” in traffic to shoot this image from

Thermal Baths, Budapest

Fancy some chess with these dudes?

Budapest, Parliament

A daytime shot of Budapest Parliament with a tourist boat in motion in front of it.


Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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  1. Hello Brendan,

    as I like Budapest very much I totally adore your photos, but I guess the chain bridge photos in HDR are a little bit over the top for me. They are awesome, especially the first, but looking totally unreal to me.


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    • Thanks Danielle!

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