The Festetics were a Hungarian noble family attested since the 17 century, that included even a prince. Their wealth came from farming large plantations, in connection to which they made some philanthropic actions, like building a hospital or agricultural colleges. They were also supporters of culture, as the large library […]

Balaton Lake is Hungary’s greatest water amusement, but it’s hardly a picturesque place. What the flat landscape of a lake surrounded by scarce vegetation lacks, the locals made up by good organization and hospitality. Many of the villages around the lake are turned into resorts, taking advantage of the patches […]

One of the most beautiful and diverse towns of Europe was formed by the union of three cities: Obuda (the ancient city with ruins from antiquity, which gave the name to the second), Buda (the medieval capital, with its hill castles, historic churches and mountain caves) and Pesta, the vast […]

The Millennium monument in the Heroes’ Square in Budapest was built in 1900 in remembrance of one thousand years since the Magyars came to Europe, lead by Arpad. The Hungarians were nomadic tribes that came from the Ural region or could be related to the Huns. The seven mythical leaders […]

When entering the Votive Church in Szeged in a sunny day you get the lovely feeling of being surrounded by colors and light that is filtered through the large stained glass windows. The interior is painted almost entirely, maybe an Orthodox influence from over the Tisza river and without the […]

The Ulloi Street is the longest boulevard in Budapest, going from the neighborhood that is famous for the Ferencvaros football stadium to the center. The catholic church dedicated to the Perpetual Adoration is eclipsed by other more famous churches in town, but is worth paying a visit to. It is […]

The most famous building in Budapest, the Parliament, has the Danube on one side and the Kossuth square on the other. Just across this square there is another majestic building remembering by its style the Austro-Hungarian imperial age. This used to be the Ministry of Justice before communism and is […]

The western part of today Budapest, Buda, was the capital of Hungary, mainly before the Ottoman conquest in the middle age. The city, which is about one third of Budapest was revitalized and reshaped by German settlers who gave it a Gothic look. It is still a pleasure to stroll […]

The Hungarian National Gallery is found inside Buda Castle and holds a large collection of paintings and sculptures spanning from the medieval religious art, Gothic, Renaissance to modern experiments and contemporary art. The building that hosts this exhibition, the former royal palace, is even more impressive than the collection itself. […]

The catholic cathedral of Saint Stephen in Budapest is the Hungarian equivalent of St Peter in Rome of London’s St Paul. It is the largest cathedral in the capital, equal in height with the iconic Hungarian Parliament building. It is a Neoclassical catholic church with two bell towers on the […]

Found on the banks of the Danube, Visegrad was the most important political center of the middle age kingdom of Hungary. The hill castle was connected with the lower castle, a Roman relic that had access to the river. The castle was constructed by King Bela 4th of Hungary, it […]

The small city of Esztergom, resting on one side of the Danube, is one of the most important places in Hungary, packed with religious and historic significance. It was here that the patron of the country and founder of the Hungarian Kingdom, Stephen I was born and died. Esztergom was […]

Szeged is a small city in the South of Hungary, situated on the banks of the river Tisza. Traditionally, Szeged area is famous for its paprika culture, a key ingredient in goulash. The look of this quiet city dates from the end of the XIX-th century, when emperor Franz Joseph […]

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