Category: Budapest sights

budapest synagogue

DOHÁNY STREET SYNAGOGUE

The double tower of the building on the outskirts of the former Jewish Quarter, in the shadow of which is one of the largest synagogues in Europe, can be seen from a distance.The spherical closure of the 43-meter high towers, the yellow and red brick stripes, and the gilded decoration of the interior all recall
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buda castle

THE BUDA CASTLE AND THE MÁTYÁS CHURCH

The Danube view of Budapest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Castle Hill and the Castle itself are the defining elements of the panorama, and within its medieval fortress system we find the Buda Castle and the historical residential area.The palace once housed a Renaissance hanging garden, a unique collection of books and an
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andrassy street

ANDRASSY STREET

For a long time only insignificant houses and small gardens stood here, and in the second half of the 19th century, Prime Minister Gyula Andrássy decided to build a new avenue.After the Revolution of 1848-1849, the statesman fled to Paris, where the ladies affixed the name “the beautiful hanger” (le beau pendu). On his return
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HEROES’ SQUARE

The end of Andrássy Avenue and the gate of the City Park: wherever we look, it is an urban masterpiece. Approaching the avenue, a 36-meter-high column appears from afar, with Archangel Gabriel on top. The group of statues placed around the column and pedestal forms a visual unit with two semicircular memorials, under whose arches
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budapest chain bridge

CHAIN BRIDGE (LÁNCHÍD)

Before it was built, the river could only be crossed by a temporary bridge, boat or on ice.However, a big city needed a real stone bridge, so “the greatest Hungarian”, Count István Széchenyi did everything he could to build it: he studied abroad, made different designs, visited factories and experimented with materials. The decisive step
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