• What to see in Budapest
  • 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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  • Fisherman’s Bastion: A fairytale bastion

    History of Fisherman’s Bastion Looking at the Fisherman’s Bastion (Halászbástya) in Budapest you feel like you are in a fairytale. It was built between 1895 and 1902 at the site of an old rampart, which was defended by the guild of fishermen during the Middle Ages. The construction represents a viewing terrace with many stairs and […]

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  • Dohany Street Synagogue: The Great Synagogue

    History of Dohany Street Synagogue Dohany Street Synagogue (Dohány utcai zsinagóga/nagy zsinagóga) in Budapest is not only an extremely beautiful building in the Moorish style, but it is also the largest synagogue in Europe. It is known under the name of the Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, too. It is built between 1854 and 1859. During […]

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  • Vajdahunyad castle: Dracula’s castle reborn in Budapest

    History of Vajdahunyad castle The Vajdahunyad castle (Vajdahunyad vára) in Budapest seems to be a thousand years old but in fact it is a relatively new construction. It is built for the city’s millennium exhibition in 1896. To achieve the extraordinary appearance of the castle, its architect Ignác Alpár combined few different styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance […]

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