The House of Hungaricums in Budapest and The Great Hungarian Hungarikum Show

What is called 'Hungaricum'?  In the beginning of the 21th century a movement was organized that aimed to systematize and sum up the Hungarian values. After a broad societal and professional collation an act concerning Hungarian national values and Hungarikums was established and declared by the Hungarian Government on the 2nd of April, 2012. The act’s [...]
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The ’Trevi Fountain of Budapest’ – Matthias Fountain in Buda Castle

This monumental fountain - designed in 1904 by one of Hungary’s most acclaimed sculptors, Alajos Stróbl - overlooks a courtyard of Budapest’s Royal Palace. The fountain shows a scene from the legend of King Matthias and the’ beautiful Ilonka’. The story was recorded by the court historian and later popularized by the nineteenth-century poet and [...]
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The Royal Palace of Buda Castle

The first castle on Budapest's Castle Hill was built  in the middle of the 13th century. The medieval palace was destroyed in the great siege of 1686. when Buda was captured by allied Christian forces. Although the walls mainly survived, the burned-out palace rapidly decayed from a lack of maintenance. In 1715 a small Baroque palace [...]
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Trinity Square, Buda Castle

Trinity Square forms the heart of Buda's Castle District. At its center stands a large plague column, but the highlight at the square is the Matthias Church and the Fishermen's Bastion. The square is named after the Trinity column  a large monument built between 1710 and 1713 to a Baroque style by Philipp Ungleich. The column was built to [...]
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The cowboys of Hungary – horseshow and ‘puszta’ program

Hungarians are a nation born on horseback. More than 1,000 years ago, Magyar tribes made their way across the central Asian steppe to Hungary, conquering the Carpathian basin and establishing the Kingdom of Hungary. Those who settled the country’s Puszta — Hungary’s Great Plains — slowly developed an agricultural and equestrian culture unlike anywhere else [...]
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Knight’s Tournaments in Visegrad

This medieval programme is organized all year long, and performed by the Saint George Knightly Order in the open air theatre of the Lower Castle in Visegrád, next to the Solomon Tower. Visegrad is less, then one hour drive from Budapest, and you can enjoy this fantastic show on our tour 'Danube Bend - Day Trip [...]
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Museum of Music History in Buda Castle

The  small, but utterly captivating Museum of Music History (the Institute for Musicology) tells the story of music in Hungary from the 18th century to the present days in several exhibition rooms through recitals, sheet musics and original scores. This museum ilocates in a magnificent courtyard of Buda Castle, near the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Matthias [...]
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Dandar Bath Budapest

The architectural plan for the public bath in Dandar street Budapest was prepared by Ferenc K. Császár. The Bath was commissioned in 1930, then transformed in 1936. During World War II the Bath was o­nly slightly damaged so it could be opened as soon as 1945. Originally, the Bath operated as a sanitary bath. In [...]
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The fabulous Danube Bend

Danube Bend - listed on the tentative list on UNESCO World Heritage - is full of history and natural beauty.  Cities of the Danube Bend, as Esztergom and Visegrad, the once upon a time capitals of the medieval Hungarian Kingdom offers plenty to see, - like the Primate Church of Hungary, the castle of the [...]
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