Gödöllő Palace: The favourite palace of Queen Elizabeth

History of Gödöllő Palace Gödöllő Palace (Gödöllői Királyi Kastély) is located a few minutes walk from the stop of the suburban train. The palace is built in the 18th century by Count Antal Grassalkovich, a notable Hungarian aristocrat. Gödöllő Palace is constructed in Baroque style and has double U shape. It is surrounded by a beautiful park. […]

Chain Bridge

History of Széchenyi Chain Bridge Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Széchenyi lánchíd) is one of the most beautiful bridges in Budapest. It is named after Count István Széchenyi who proposed its construction. The bridge is mostly known as Chain Bridge, because of the huge iron chains which hold it. The bridge was built in 1849 and it is […]

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. […]

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