Heroes’ Square Budapest

Heroes’ Square Budapest Heroes’ Square (or „Hősök tere” in Hungarian) is one of the most-visited attractions in Budapest, which was created in almost 30 years, starting towards the end of the 19th century. Widespread disbelief, that the Millenium Column and Millenium Monument of the square was built for the Millenium Celebrations of 1896. In fact, […]

The fabulous Danube Bend

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 […]

The second metroline of the world – the Millenium Underground of Budapest

At the time of its completion in 1885, Andrássy Avenue with its sycamore alley, netly arranged villas and elegant tenement houses, separate pathway for riders, and  shiny wooden cubic coverage was considered a masterpiece of city planning and building, and to preserve its unique character even public transport was prohibited. But in 1896 the Millenium Celebrations […]

Buda Castle – the most sieged castle of Europe

Budapest’s cityscape from the Danube bank is part of UNESCO’s world heritage. A distinguishing feature of this view is Castle Hill and the castle itself, a system of fortifications from mediaeval times which encloses the Palace of the Buda Castle and the historical residential quarter. Mongolians, Turks, Austrians, Germans fought here, and most of the population still […]

The Deads’s city – Early Christian Necropolis of Pecs

In the 4th century AD the city of Sopianae, now called Pécs gave home to an extended Old Christian community. The tombs, burial chambers and memorial chapels they built in their cemetery are extremely well preserved. The walls are decorated with colored murals depicting Biblical and other christian themes. Partly underground, partly on the surface, […]

Aggtelek National Park’s karst caves

The subterranean natural treasures, namely the caves of the Aggtelek Karst and the Slovak Karst were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995.  One of the most endearing treasures of the National Park is the Baradla Cave, which is the biggest and the most magnificent cave in Hungary.  The largest stalactite cave of Europe […]

Lake Ferto – the only steppe lake in Central Europe

The range of hills embracing the Lake Ferto look down on salt water soaked saline grassland which surrounds a large clump of reeds dissected by a labyrinth of canals. This countryside is the gateway to the world of uniquely rich flora and fauna in the Hanság’s alder bogs and marshes, water meadows lining the river […]

The gold of Tokaj

I have always wondered it was the gorgeous taste of Tokaj wine that first made it famous, or indeed its legendary restorative powers. But perhaps it wasn’t. Perhaps it was something altogether more compelling, wine and legends. Tokaj wine region consists of 28 named villages, and 7000 hectares of classified vineyards, of which currently about 5000 […]

Matyó culture of Hungary

The „matyó” folkwear is world famous. Some says, the „matyó” people are the descendants of King Matthias’ s Hungarian bodyguards, but the nickname actually can have other origins too. „Matyó”s live in a few villages around Mezőkövesd in Borsod county. Mezőkövesd is the „heart of the Matyóland”, but the nearby Tard and Szentistván are also notable […]

Holloko Old Village – the rural heritage of Hungary

Holloko is the first settlement of the world listed as village on UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, as living rural heritage of life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century, and an outstanding example of a deliberately preserved traditional settlement. The 400 residents of Hollókő are the Paloc (palocz) people. Besides their special dialect, they […]

The Hungarian puszta, Hortobagy National Park

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The Hortobágy National Park – The Puszta has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List  on the 1st of December in 1999 in the category of cultural landscapes. According to its brief description ‘the Hortobágy is a vast area of plains and wetlands that have been used by humans for grazing their domestic animals for more […]

The thousand years old monastery – Pannonhalma Benedictine Archabbey

Pannonhalma – listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site on the 1000nd anniversary of its foundation in 1996 – illustrates in an exceptional manner the structure and setting of an early Christian Monastery that has evolved over 1,000 years of continuous use. Its location and the early date of its foundation bear unique witness to the propagation […]