Posts Tagged ‘heroes square’

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Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvár), in City Park (Városliget) was originally made by Ignác Alpár from cardboard and wood for the millennial exhibition in 1896 but it became so popular that it was rebuilt from stone and brick.

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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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The Hall of Art on Heroes’ Square

The Hall of Art (Műcsarnok) is another museum and gallery on Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere), opposite the Fine Arts Museum (Szépművészeti Múzeum). It is also known as the Palace of Art, but must not be confused with the Palace of Arts (Művészetek Palotája) in southern Pest.

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The Museum of Fine Arts, enjoy the grand masters in Budapest

The Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum) is a museum on Heroes’ Square, facing the Hall of Art. It was built by Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog in an eclectic-neoclassical style, between 1900 and 1906. The museum’s collection is made up of international art and comprises more than 100,000 pieces. The Museum’s collection is made up of six departments: Egyptian, Antique, Old sculpture gallery, Old painter gallery, Modern collection, Graphics collection.

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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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