St Stephen’s Basilica

Another stop on the Budapest whirl wind tour is St Stephen’s Basilica. One of the top ten most photographed buildings in the world it’s named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary. Apparently his mummified right hand is rather gruesomely still housed in the Basilica’s relic shrine. Today, it is the third largestContinue reading “St Stephen’s Basilica”

Vatican city, steps and icecream

Off to Vatican City on my non stop tourism quest. Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world by area, and also the world’s least populated. (Cheers Wikipedia, as always) First up St Peter’s Square and Basilica. St Peter’s is a late Renaissance church with the largest interior of any Christian church inContinue reading “Vatican city, steps and icecream”