Fekete Hill, Visegrad, H-2025, Hungary
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As I said before, I havent seen much mountains in my live. The most interesting thing was panorama. I just can imagine, how much area had seen medieval soldiers from this castle and how they like Visegrad overally. There is so remains of lower castle too and the medieval gates then coming to Visegrad's entrance.
As I heard, this small city (or village) was capital of Hungary long time ago. It was good place to build fortress and capital city mostly due to excelent landscape.
Good and very good shoes is advice
Have good shoes climbing to hill and in the castle. As you know, castle is not so much renovated, lot of small pits.
Camera should take a panorama views and dont turn it too much to sun.
You can see a part of Visegrad castle ruins in photo, and of course, me! :)
There's only one real sight to see in Visegrad, and that's the castle, so you'd better make sure it is open when you arrive. There's no going up there and having a look around, because the gates will be firmly shut. I made that mistake on my first visit, arriving there at 4.30pm, only to realise the castle shuts at 5.30pm even in the summer!
The only other sight vaguely worth seeing after the castle is the palace, and that shuts at 5pm...
Also take into account something that many guidebooks, like Lonely Planet, don't bother to. It's a good hike up to the top. You'll want to give yourself half a day to get up there, explore the castle and enjoy the views. You can get a bus to the top, if you can find them, but don't expect them to be cheap. I heard prices in the region of 1200 forints one-way.
My trip to Visegrad was on june 27 2006 which included a 10 hour tour of the cities of Szentendre, Visegrad and Ezstergom....Started at 9am and ended at 6pm.....
I booked thru the internet with this company.....Hotels in Budapest hungary .com and payed to PROGRAM CENTRUM located in V. Vörösmarty tér 1......booking this way you get 20%off.....and the tour was nice....
Visegrad is a small village between Szentendre and Ezstergom, very famous for medival castle standing on the hill overlooking the Danube..
. At one time the border of the Roman Empire, the limes, ran past the settlement; you can still see the ruins of Roman watchtowers along the Danube. The first king of Hungary, St. Stephen, established a stewardship here and raised the archdeacon's church, the foundations of which still stand on Castle Hill.
The view from here is great of the Danube Bend. Not far away is the imposing citadel and the huge keep which takes its name, Solomon's Tower, from the myth that once King Solomon was held captive here. It is a fact however that during the Middle Ages the royal crown was kept under lock and key here. Today the tower is a museum with a display of archaeological treasures.
The towering Royal Palace originally raised in Gothic style and later, during the reign of King Matthias, rebuilt in Renaissance style has a fountain which ran not with water but with wine during VIP meetings. This too is a museum... Each summer a knight's tournament, strong man competition and medieval crafts fair are organized in Visegrád. .
Visegrad - hilly little town with castle
"Castle, river, mountains..."
I live in country without any big mountains, without so big river like Danube is and this trip to Visegrad let me to see flat Danube and stunning mountains.
In 1009 the first written source mentioned Visegrád as the bailiff seat founded by St. Stephen. The fortification system was erected after the Mongol invasion around 1250-1260 by Béla IV and his wife, Queen Mary. Later the castle was fortified by Chares Robert and more later by Matthias Hunyady, reconstructed it to palace.
The most interesting landmark of Visegrad is castle of Visegrad. This building can be seen on the big (about 350 meters) mountain, the panorama from this mountain then climbing to castle is fantastic - with the river, little town Visegrad, other mountains on the horizon.
So, I recommend you to go to this place, especially then visiting Budapest, because it is about 40 km from the capital of Hungary.
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