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In the neighbourhood of this main crossroads of Óbuda where several main roads meet, from the excavations carried out at the time of the construction of the road that was dug up, have allowed the fragments of the thermal baths taken from of the milit.

Name: Flórián tér
Category: Architecture, castles and historic districts
Location: 1033 Budapest, Flórián tér.

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In the neighbourhood of this main crossroads of Óbuda where several main roads meet, from the excavations carried out at the time of the construction of the road that was dug up, have allowed the fragments of the thermal baths taken from of the military stronghold to be updated (caldarium or hot bath, frigidarium or cold bath).



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This castle was built for Count Miklós Zichy and his wife, the Lords of Óbuda in the 18th Century In the courtyard (concerts in the Summer), admire its beautiful façade and its stairwell.

Name: Zichy kastély
Category: Architecture, castles and historic districts
Location: 1033 Budapest, Fő tér 1.

Description

This castle was built for Count Miklós Zichy and his wife, the Lords of Óbuda in the 18th Century In the courtyard (concerts in the Summer), admire its beautiful façade and its stairwell. On the 1st floor, the Lajos Kassák museum devoted to this man (1887-1967), a writer, painter and one of the leaders of the Hungarian avant-garde. On the corner of Hajógyár Street and Laktanya Street, you may be surprised by four women, each protected by an umbrella: Imre Varga sculpted this group in bronze.



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You will notice that this establishment has conserved its charm from the 1900s.

Name: Művész Cake Shop and Tea Room
Category: Architecture, castles and historic districts
Location: 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 29.

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You will notice that this establishment has conserved its charm from the 1900s. A good address for tasting a nice gateau and a good cup of coffee!



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An elegant square with four symmetrical buildings in a circle arch.

Name: Kodály körönd
Category: Architecture, castles and historic districts
Location: 1062 Budapest, Kodály körönd

Description

An elegant square with four symmetrical buildings in a circle arch. Four impressive statues of people depicted in the struggle against the Turks decorate the lawns. To the North of this square, Andrássy avenue changes its face and becomes a residential area.

Kodály körönd
Kodály körönd

 

The old buildings with façades often decorated with sculptures and sometimes aging, give way to some fine villas and private mansions strewn about. Many Embassies are located in all this part.



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This immense square attributed to the architect Albert Schickedanz is surrounded by the Museum of Fine Arts and by the Art Gallery.

Name: Heroes' Square
Category: Architecture, castles and historic districts
Location: 1068 Budapest, Hősök tere

Description

Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere) belongs to Budapest’s World Heritage Sites. The square, together with the monument built for the millennium of Hungary’s foundation is a mustsee. The freedom emanating from them will definitely get to you. If it still doesn’t satisfy you, here are the Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum), the Kunsthalle (Műcsarnok), the Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyad vára) and the City Park (Városliget), that’s bound to be refreshing after so much culture. Finally, those who feel like experiencing something more intense should check out the Zoo or the Municipal Circus, both of which located nearby.

Heroes’ square
Heroes’ square

 

This immense square attributed to the architect Albert Schickedanz is surrounded by the Museum of Fine Arts and by the Art Gallery. In the centre a column and behind two colonnades in a circle arch with a set of statues and sculptures: the monument to the Thousandth Anniversary. In front of the column, two soldiers perform a well rehearsed ballet before the tomb of the unknown soldier. It has always been a great place for meeting for mass demonstrations, popular celebrations or rejoicing.

Wander around the impressive and huge square and admire the wonderful composition of the statues.



Good to know about Heroes' Square

  • Heroes' Square (Hősök tere) is a grandiose square at the end of Andrássy Avenue; the two forming a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2002
  • The two imposing buildings on each side are the Museum of Fine Arts and Hall of Art
  • The Millennium Memorial dominates the square comprising of a Corinthian column in the center and two semicircle colonnades in the background
  • The construction of the memorial started in 1896 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Hungary's existance
  • At the base of the central column, the mounted figures represent the 7 founding fathers of Hungary; at the top Archangel Gabriel holds St. Stephen's holy Crown
  • Both colonnades feature 7 statues of important figures of Hungarian history, e.g. first king, St. Stephen, or Lajos Kossuth, leader of the independence war of 1848-49 against Austria
  • The 4 statues on the top of the colonnades represent: War (left, inner edge), Peace (right, inner edge), Work and Welfare (left, outer edge), and Knowledge and Glory (right, outer edge)

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