The Sights of Varosliget; Budapest’s City Park

Hungary, Budapest Guide (B): The Sights of Varosliget; Budapest’s City Park

My favourite day in Budapest was spent in Varosliget, the largest green space in Budapest. You could spend a day in this city park, home to an abundance of romantic walks, eerie corners and relaxing spots.

The entrance begins at Heroes’ Square, a World Heritage Site that was built in 1896 to commemorate the thousandth anniversary of Hungary. A 36 metre tall column is topped by the archangel Gabriel whilst a crescent monument holds seven bronze statues, each representing a chief of the Magyar tribes. The square is framed by two beautiful buildings, the Museum of Fines Arts and the Kunsthalle (Hall of Art).

As we crossed into the park we were drawn in by the sights of the Vajdahunyad Castle, a striking, peculiar assortment of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Here I fell in love with Budapest’s architecture (so much so that I’ll be doing another post all about it!). Created as a replica of its Transylvanian twin in 1896, the castle enticed us closer to explore its courtyard and towering buildings. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Sights of Varosliget; Budapest’s City Park
Guide Location: Hungary » Budapest
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Heroes’ Square   Vajdahunyad Castle   Szechenyi Thermal Spa   Corinthia hotel  
Author: Eppie Shepherd
Read it on author's website: http://eppie.me.uk/travel/europe/varosliget-budapest-city-park/

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