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Fondest memory: In the center of the town is a little park with a very big play of fountains which goes up and down on music. It is a meeting-point, people are reading a book, or they feed the pigeons. It's a place for flirting young people and a nice place for children: they try out how far they can go under the fountains and at the end they are all wet.
Immaculata, this sculptural...
Favorite thing: Immaculata, this sculptural group is situated on the former scaffold site in the square; it was erected by builder Tornyossy and sculptor Grimming in 1720 - 1723. The monument was restored several times, and several statues were replaced by copies. The square is built up with palaces, burghers' houses and sacral buildings.
St. Michael's Chapel located to the south of the Catedral, is a single-nave Gothic edifice from the 14th century. Originally a cemetery chapel, it is the city's second oldest building.
St. Urbain's Tower, a detached medieval bell-tower from 14th century also belongs to the cathedral complex, all of which was originally surrounded by a churchyard wall until 19th century. The Bell of St. Urbain is cast from the former one which was damged by fire.
The State Theatre Built in the middle of square in a park according to the design in the historicizing style be A.A.Lang and Steinhardt at the end of 19th century. The auditorium ceiling-paiting in be P.Gastgeb.
The Forgach palace, an eleven axial two storeyed palace of the nobillity built in Empire style in the early 19th century, now houses the State Science Library.
Jakab Palace, located next to a former mill-race, the palace was built by Jakab, the architect of many Art Nouveau and Romantic buildings. He used rejected stone elements from renovated St. Elisabeth for the construction of this palace at the end of 19th century.
Fondest memory: Several smal parks with fontains, near the State Theatre an St.Elizabeth´s Cathedral.
One of these fontain is called 'The Singing Fontaine'.
Walk calmly downtown, seat...
Favorite thing: Walk calmly downtown, seat beside the fountain in front of the theatre; let the spirit of the ancient austro-hungarian empire fill you.
In the main centre, the...
Favorite thing: In the main centre, the fountains are glorious especially as the are accompanied by various classical musica extracts.
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Fondest memory: A place to eat and talk. And perhaps a mother-daughter conversation about: bad school-results, or new friend, or just making new holiday-plans?