Posts Tagged ‘Budapest Zoo’

Vajdahunyad Castle and the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture

Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvár), in City Park (Városliget) was originally made by Ignác Alpár from cardboard and wood for the millennial exhibition in 1896 but it became so popular that it was rebuilt from stone and brick.

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Soak in the Széchenyi baths and enjoy the oldest and largest spa Budapest has to offer

The Széchenyi medicinal baths (Széchenyi gyógyfürdő), or just Széchenyi baths (Széchenyi fürdő) as it is often called, is the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Located in City Park (Városliget), next to the Budapest Zoo (Állatkert), the Széchenyi baths were built in 1913 by Győző Czigler in Neo-baroque style.

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The Budapest Zoo, come and see the animals

The Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden (Fővárosi Állat és Növénykert) is the oldest zoo park in Hungary and one of the oldest in the world having opened its doors on August 9, 1866. The Budapest Zoo (Állatkert), as it is more commonly known, is located in the City Park (Városliget), next to the Széchényi Baths (Széchenyi Fürdő) and not far from Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere).

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Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Memorial

Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere) is situated in Pest at the point where the Sixth, Seventh and Fourteenth districts meet. It is winged by two interesting buildings: the Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum) and the Hall of Art (Műcsarnok). It also faces Andrássy Avenue. The City Park starts on the opposite side of the square leading to the Budapest Zoo (Állatkert), Széchenyi thermal baths (Széchenyi-gyógyfürdő) and the Fun Park (Vidámpark).

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