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Budapest, Hungary - 25th January 2009

By: Szandra

What a sunny day!!! And finally Szandra had time to show us the capital city.

Our first stop: Heroes' Square
The monument was built for the 1896 Millennium celebrations, that's why it is called Millennium Monument.

Hungary celebrated the 1000th anniversary that its ancestors found a place to settle down in the Carpathian Basin. Every part of the monument plays tribute to determining parts of Hungary's history.

The memorial won the first prize at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. The monument was completely finished in 1929 and the square received its name than too.
Since 2002 the Millennium Monument together with Andrásy Avenue is part of UNESCO's prestigious World Heritage sites

And here I am in front of it:

Two museums flank both side of Heroes' Square, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hall of Art.


Than, we walked around the Vajdahunyad Castle, that is situated in the City Park, which is the largest park in Budapest.
The castle was modeled from a castle of the same name in Transylvania, Romania.





We took a look at the ice rink. It's a pity that we didn't have time for ice-skating. :thinking:


And finally the Széchenyi Thermal Bath:

* Posted Jan 26, 2009, 6:06 pm Last edited Jan 27, 2009, 7:40 pm by Szandra [Quote] Go to the top of the page


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