Párisi Udvar: The abandoned masterpiece

History of Párisi Udvar Párisi Udvar (Parisian Court) in Budapest used to be a magnificent shopping arcade located at Ferenciek tere (Square of the Franciscans). It was built between 1909 and 1913 and the arcade is a brilliant masterpiece in Eclecticism style, which combines elements of different architectural styles (Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque). Nowadays the building […]

Budapest Castle Hill: The royal district of Budapest

History of Budapest Castle Hill Budapest Castle Hill (Várnegyed) with its breathtaking views over the Pest and the marvelous architecture of Buda Castle (Budavári Palota) is a must. Keep in mind that Buda Castle is no longer a palace, but a complex of museums. Over the centuries the palace has been extended, destroyed and rebuilt many times. […]

Shoes on the Danube Promenade: A poignant memory that wouldn’t be forgotten

History of Shoes on the Danube Promenade Shoes on the Danube Promenade in Budapest is a memorial, dedicated to the murdered Jews by the fascist Arrow Cross militiamen during the World War II. The Arrow Cross Party ruled Hungary from 15 October 1944 to 28 March 1945. During this dreadful rule ten to fifteen thousand people, mostly […]

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