Vac Hungary Guide

Vac Hungary
Mummies of Vác Vac Mummies Hungary The exhibit in Vac (Vác), Hungary is the result of a mummy bonanza discovered during a routine restoration of the town’s Dominican church. In 1994 workers discovered a secret crypt that had been bricked up for over 200 years. Inside,...
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Vizivaros Budapest

Vizivaros Budapest
Vizivaros Budapest Between Castle Hill and the western bank of the Danube, extending north from the Chain Bridge towards Margit körút, is the area known as Viziváros or Water Town. This area gained its name in the Middle Ages due to constant flooding. It was...
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Budapest Outside City Center

Nagyteteny Palace Budapest
Nagyteteny Palace Budapest Budapest is a sprawling city and several sites in Budapest Outside City Center are well worth a visit. North of the center of Buda are the fascinating ruins of Aquincum, a town founded by the Romans in about AD 100. To the west,...
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Gellert Hill and Taban Budapest

Gellert Hill Budapest
Gellert Hill Budapest Rising steeply beside the Danube, Gellert Hill is one of Budapest's most attractive areas. From the top, at a height of 140 meters (460 ft), a beautiful view of the whole of Budapest unfolds. the Celtic Eravi, who preceded the Romans, formed...
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Budapest Castle District

Royal Castle Budapest
Budapest Castle District History Fountain Budapest Castle District The hill town of Buda grew up around its castle and Mátyás Church from the 13th century onwards. At 60 meters (197 ft) above the Danube, the hill's good strategic position and natural resources made it a...
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Budapest Parliament and Surroundings

Parliament Building Hungary Budapest interior
Towards the end of the 18th and throughout the 19th century Pest underwent a series of huge changes. In 1838 a flood destroyed most of the rural dwellings that had occupied the area until that time. The unification of Budapest in 1873, and the 1,000-...
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Central Pest Area Budapest

Central Pest Area Budapest
Central Pest Area Budapest At the end of the 17th century much of the Pest Area Budapest was in ruins and few residents remained. Within the next few decades, however, new residential districts appeared, which are today's mid-town suburbs. In the 19th century, redevelopment schemes...
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Varosliget Budapest Area

Varosliget City Park Varosliget Park Budapest Varosliget (Városliget) or City Park, was once an area of marshland, which served as a royal hunting ground. Leopold I gave the land to the town Pest, but it was in the mid-18th century, under Maria Theresa, when draining of...
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