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Budapest, pictures from the beautiful Hungarian capital

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 modern city on the other […]

Heroes’ Square in Budapest

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 of those tribes are also […]

Perpetual Adoration church (Ferencvárosi Örökimádás Templom) on Ulloi Street

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 built in the neo-Gothic style, […]

Ethnographic Museum Budapest in the former Palace of Justice

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 now the Ethnographic Museum. It […]

Fairytale in the historic part of Budapest

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 through the narrow cobalt streets […]

The largest collection of Hungarian Art

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. Outside there is an equestrian […]

St Stephen Cathedral, the Vatican of Budapest

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 sides of the great dome. […]

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