Posts Tagged ‘oktogon’

The House of Terror – An unforgettable experience.

The House of Terror (Terror Háza) is a museum located on Andrássy Avenue (Andrássy út) very close to Oktogon. One of the most powerful museums in Europe it illustrates the grim decades of Fascist and Communist repression, with the museum occupying the former headquarters for the secret police of both the Nazi and Communist governments.

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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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The Hungarian State Opera House, a beautiful acoustical experience and a great example of neo-Renaissance architecture

The Hungarian State Opera House, or Budapest Opera House, was designed by the famous 19th century Hungarian architect, Miklós Ybl. Building lasted from 1875 to 1884 and was funded jointly by the city of Budapest and Emperor Franz Joseph of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Hungarian Royal Opera House (as it was known then) was opened to the public on the September 27, 1884.

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Getting around Budpest by tram, the cheap and easy way around town

Trams are a fast and efficient way to get around picturesque Budapest, linking many shopping centres, cinemas, metro stations, train stations, museums, parks and sights. Budapest has more than 30 tram lines which you can recognise them by their bright-yellow colour.

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