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Somewhat swamped in the midst of a group of blocks of buildings, the villa of Hercules, a rich Patrician's home, owes its name to its pavements made of mosaics depicting the myth of Hercules (3rd Century).

Name: Villa of Hercules
Category: Archaeological and historical sites
Location: 1031 Budapest, Szentendrei út 139.

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Somewhat swamped in the midst of a group of blocks of buildings, the villa of Hercules, a rich Patrician's home, owes its name to its pavements made of mosaics depicting the myth of Hercules (3rd Century).



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Included amongst the remains of the civil town in the Roman era, this amphitheatre, which is smaller than the amphitheatre in the military fortress, could hold 8,000 spectators.

Name: Amphitheatre in the civil town
Category: Archaeological and historical sites
Location: 1031 Budapest, Chemin Szentendrei

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Included amongst the remains of the civil town in the Roman era, this amphitheatre, which is smaller than the amphitheatre in the military fortress, could hold 8,000 spectators.



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At the time of the Romans, a military camp had been installed on the site of the current suburb of Óbuda.

Name: Amphitheatre in the military camp
Category: Archaeological and historical sites
Location: 1036 Budapest, Pacsirtamezo utca 6.

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At the time of the Romans, a military camp had been installed on the site of the current suburb of Óbuda. The amphitheatre from this camp is today one of the remains from it. Measuring the seats, around 15,000 spectators could attend the competitions, races, fights and games in the circus which were held in the arena. This measured 131 m in length and 107 m in width. For the record, the Coliseum in Rome had 45,000 seats.



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Canonised in 1083, Saint Gellért is a highly cherished character in Hungary.

Name: Monument to Saint Gellért
Category: Archaeological and historical sites
Location: 1118 Budapest, Szent Gellért szobor

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Canonised in 1083, Saint Gellért is a highly cherished character in Hungary. The monumental statue in bronze is the work of Gyula Jankovits (1904). It stands on the site of the martyrdom, half way up the slope, before a peristyle inspired by the ancient style. Gellért who looks as though he is blessing the city, holds a cross in his raised right hand. At his feet there is a pagan who has been converted . From this spot, the view point is really worth seeing.



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A colossal monument like the ones you find in several central European countries, built in 1947 in memory of the liberation of the city by the soldiers of the Red Army.

Name: Monument to the Liberation
Category: Archaeological and historical sites
Location: 1118 Budapest, Citadella sétány

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A colossal monument like the ones you find in several central European countries, built in 1947 in memory of the liberation of the city by the soldiers of the Red Army. On a base made of limestone, a woman (14 m high), in a very dignified stance, holds at the end of her arms above her head a palm leaf that she seems to offer up to heaven. From the terrace there is a fine view over the river, Buda and Pest. On the right, a view from above over the Gellért hotel and baths complex.



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