Jokai 48, Veszprem, 8200, Hungary
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Firewatch Tower (Veszprém, Hungary)
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30 kms south west of Vészprem is Tihany on the shores of Lake Balaton. Found on the tip of a small headland jutting into the Lake, the small village is almost completely surrounded by a pretected nature reserve. The town gained significance when King Andrew I founded a monastery in 1055. A fortress was built round it to protect it in 1267 which kept out the Ottoman threat, but not enough to keep the Habsburgs out and the fortress was demolished in 1702 (remains are still to be found). Tihany has now become something of a holiday destination.
The church that is to be found today was built in 1754 and there are stunning carvings to be found inside. There's also a small Open Air Folk Museum in the village. Walks are also a key attraction to Tihany and many of the walks will bring you to various ruins.
County Library (Eötvös Károly)
The house was originally constructed for the management of the bishop's estates.
1.7.-10.8. the library is closed
11.8. - 14.9. M-F: 9.00-19.00
15.9.-31.12. and 1.1.-30.6. open M-F: 9.00-19.00 Sa: 9.00-18.00
The Regina Mundi church
This not very big, but very caracteristic church was built in romantic style on the projects of József Szentirmai in 1860 and it was the bishop Ranolder to commission it. In 1926 a chapel was added to it. In 1948 the communists wanted to take it away from the catholic church and it was the legendary cardinal Mindszenty to withold it. If you want to return to the Szabadság square, go up on the Óváry street (it begins right at the church) and you will arrive in 5 minutes. Than you can finally head towards the main square and to the Veszprém castle.
The main (Old town) square II
On the Main square you can find the City hall built in eclectic style at the end of the XIX. century. You can see the Fire tower from here. There is a cute fountain (quite famous in Hungary) that represents a lady who is sheding water from a jug. From this place you can quit the main square (there is a street that goes down-see pic 4), but it`s better going on towards the Castle...-->
Views from the Fire tower I-the city
To enjoy the views, you must do about 70-80 steps in the spiral staircase. Once you`re arrived to the top, you can read some interesting facts about the history of the tower and you can see some old images as well. Than just take a turn around the tower and enjoy the great 360 degrees panoramaical view on the city.
First watch the city itself, than...-->
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