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Vajdahunyad Castle - Jak Chapel
The Jak Chapel, across from the main building at Vajdahunyad Castle housing the Museum of Agriculture, is a replica of a Benedictine chapel found in Jak near the border of Austria. It was built in the Romanesque style. The original chapel in Jak was built in 1214.
Anonymus magister was a historian, who wrote the first book about hungarian history in latin. The book, called "Gesta Hungarorum" is known from a copy made in the 13th century. The artist era, age, name and the reliability of it's writing is still base of debates among historians.
This group of buildings was prepared for the Millennium exhibition of 1896. Its designer Alpár Ignác took components from the country's most beautiful buildings and constructed the whole out of these units.
Este grupo de edificios fue preparado para la exhibición del Milenio de 1896. Su diseñador, Alpár Ignác tomó componentes de los edificios más bellos del país y construyó todo como una unidad.
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Looks old ...
... but isn't! The Castle ist just a little bit older than 100 years (= not old in European terms).
The castle was originally built of timber and cardboard for the World Exhibition organized in 1896 to mark the thousandth anniversary of the arrival of the Magyars in the Carpathian Basin. Its aim was to give the visitor an insight into Hungary's architectural past. Every section of the edifice is different, featuring a small-scale reproduction of various buildings in the country representing different historical and architectural styles. The castle is a true representation of a thousand years of Hungarian architecture in one single monument, and was such a success at the exhibition that it had to be rebuilt later in brick and stone. Today Vajdahunyad Castle is the home of the Hungarian Agricultural Museum.
This shadowy figure is Anonymous, the scribe who recorded much of Hungary's early history. Now he stands watch in a courtyard of Vajdahunyad Castle, a castle designed after a Transylvanian castle, but with Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and other architectural elements to reflect Hungary's rich history.
Visit the City Park
Visit the City Park (Városliget). Right next to Heroes' square you'll find the Museum of Fine Arts, Mûcsarnok, Budapest Zoo, Theme Park, Széchenyi Spa, Museum of Transportation, Museum of Agriculture, the copy of Vajdahunyad Castle, and much more all in one place: the City Park.
A Disney castle
Quite deceiving, this is in fact the remaining of a world exhibition organized in 1896. This is exactly the same idea as the Eifel tower in Paris, the Atomium in Brussels or the Palace of fine arts in SF.
This is just a "Disney" castle : different copies of existing building in the area have been put together.
Originally, it was supposed to be only a temporary building (built in wood) but since then it has been rebuilt with real briccks and stones...
If you are in the mood, you can also find in the area
- the city park (the other alternative for green space would be Margaret Island)
- the zoo
- Gundel, one of the most famous (and expensive?) restaurant in Budapest
- The Sz?chenyi baths
Children may like the place but I was about to classify it under tourist trap...
- Theme Park Trips
- Castles and Palaces
Vajdahunyad vara (castle) in Varosliget
You have to visit the beautiful and historical Vajdahunyad vara (castle) in Varosliget. Actually Hungary has two of these castles. One is in (Erdely) Transylvania. Now Romania. The castle is currently an agricultural museum and the entire complex is made up of twenty-one buildings.
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Vajdahunyad Castle probably the most fascinating edifice in the City Park. The castle was originally built of timber and cardboard for the World Exhibition organized in 1896 to mark the thousandth anniversary of the arrival of the Magyars in the Carpathian Basin. Its aim was to give the visitor an insight into Hungary's architectural past. Every section of the edifice is different, featuring a small-scale reproduction of various buildings in the country representing different historical and architectural styles. The castle is a true representation of a thousand years of Hungarian architecture in one single monument, and was such a success at the exhibition that it had to be rebuilt later in brick and stone. Today Vajdahunyad Castle is the home of the Hungarian Agricultural Museum.
City Park Part Three
An imposing 36-metre high column which supports the winged figure of the Archangel Gabriel is encircled on its pedestal by statues of the seven conquering Magyar tribal chiefs on horseback.
Behind, are two semi-circular colonnades housing the statues of the most famous rules in Hungarian history.
The City Park
The City Park the largest park on the Pest side. Zoo Boulevard is the Zoo with the Municipal Circus next to it further down is the Amusement Park and on the opposite side are the Szechenyi Baths. Behind that is the artificial lake, it becomes an artificial skating rink in winter.
Small Island in the lake you find an interesting group of buildings, Vajdahunyad Castle.
Castle of Vajdahunyad
One of the most interesting fixtures in City Park is the Castle of Vajdahunyad. Built in 1896.This unique building with multiple courtyards combines Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque palaces, castles, towers, churches and parapets.
On weekends with nice weather, the courtyards are crowded with tourists. (Admission to the courtyards is free.)
Vajdahunyad castle is just...
Vajdahunyad castle is just across the Heroes Square(Hösök tere).
I met someone when asked her to take my picture in the city park. Strange, maybe not strange but not very common, we are still friends.
excellent medieval-looking castle surrounded by the nice park. In the garden, near the castle, there is a minument of Anonimus, the 'servant of two lords' who was serving to two hungarian kings and wrote 'reports' to them about each other :)
Beautiful copies of old buildings in one place
Historical group of building is near Square of Heroes. Much of historical (existing and not) buildings like a small copies stands: Vajdahunyad Castle, City Hall of Bartfa and more.
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