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  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (in short: HAS; , MTA) is the most important and prestigious learned society of Hungary. Its seat is at the bank of the Danube in Budapest. ...

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  • Interiors of Buda Castle

    The interiors of Buda Castle, the former palace of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, Hungary, were all destroyed during World War II and the post-war reconstruction (except the Palatinal Crypt). There is very little data about the interiors from the medieval and Baroque era ...

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  • Budapest-Nyugati Railway Terminal

    Budapest-Nyugati pályaudvar (Budapest-Western Railway Terminal) is one of the three main railway terminals of Budapest, Hungary. It lies at the intersection of Grand Boulevard and Váci Avenue. The station was planned by August de Serres and was built by the Eiffel Company ...

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  • Matthias Church

    Matthias Church is a church located in Budapest, Hungary, in front of the Fisherman's Bastion at the heart of Buda's Castle District. According to church tradition, it was originally built in Romanesque style in 1015 ...

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  • Budapest-Déli Railway Terminal

    Budapest-Déli pályaudvar (Hungarian: Budapest-Southern Railway Terminal) is one of the three main railway terminals of Budapest, Hungary. Located in the 1st District (Várkerület) of Budapest, the station is located in Buda, and primarily serves towns and cities in Transdanubia ...

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  • Hungarian Parliament Building

    The Hungarian Parliament Building (which translates to House of the Country) is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest ...

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  • Magyar Televízió

    Magyar Televízió (or Hungarian Television) is the Hungarian national public service television company, with three TV channels, called M1 (M1 HD), M2 (M2 HD) and M3D . Until July 2002, when the Hungarian Socialist Party-Alliance of Free Democrats government took over the payment of licence fees from ...

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  • Chain Bridge (Budapest)

    The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark, it was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Budapest, and was ...

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  • Lipótváros

    Lipótváros is a traditional neighbourhood in the city centre of Budapest, Hungary. It comprises the northern part of District V (Belváros-Lipótváros), north of the Belváros. Lipótváros was established in the early 19th century, and became the political centre of Hungary in the early 20th century ...

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  • Hungarian National Bank

    The Hungarian National Bank is the central bank of Hungary. The principal aim of the bank is to retain price stability. It is also responsible for issuing the national currency, the forint, controlling the cash circulation, setting the Central Bank base rate, publishing official exchange rates and ...

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  • Margaret Bridge

    Margit híd or Margaret Bridge (sometimes Margit Bridge) is a bridge in Budapest, Hungary, connecting Buda and Pest across the Danube. It is the second northernmost and second oldest public bridge in Budapest. It was designed by French engineer Ernest Goüin and built by the construction company, ...

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  • Hungarian National Museum

    The Hungarian National Museum (Hungarian: Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, founded 1802)) is the national museum of Hungary. The museum building is in Budapest VIII and was built in the Classical style 1837-47 by the architect Mihály Pollack. ...

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  • St. Stephen's Basilica

    St. Stephen's Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c 975–1038), whose right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest church building in Hungary before 1920 ...

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  • Váci Street

    Váci utca (Váci street) is one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares and perhaps the most famous street of central Budapest, Hungary. It features a large number of restaurants and shops catering primarily to the tourist market ...

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  • Kossuth tér

    Lajos Kossuth Square (or) is situated in the Lipótváros neighbourhood of Budapest, District V, on the bank of the Danube. Its most notable landmark is the Hungarian Parliament Building (Hungarian: Országház). There is a station of the M2 (East-West) line of the Budapest Metro on the square. ...

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  • Deák Ferenc tér

    The Deák Ferenc square (Deák Ferenc tér), named for Ferenc Deák, is a major intersection and transport junction in Budapest. Károly körút, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út, Király utca, Deák Ferenc utca, and Harmincad utca converge here ...

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  • Constitutional Court of Hungary

    The Constitutional Court of Hungary is a special court of Hungary, making judicial review of the acts of the Parliament of Hungary. The official seat of the Constitutional Court is Budapest. Until 2012 the seat was Esztergom.http://mkab.hu/en/enpage1 ...

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  • Hungarian National Gallery

    The Hungarian National Gallery (also known as Magyar Nemzeti Galéria), was established in 1957 as the national art museum. It is located in Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. Its collections cover Hungarian art in all genres, including the many nineteenthand twentieth-century Hungarian artists who ...

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  • National Archives of Hungary

    The National Archives of Hungary (in Hungarian: Magyar Országos Levéltár) were created in 1756. They were first located in Pressburg. In 1784, they were transferred to Buda. ...

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  • Kálvin tér

    Kálvin tér (English: Calvin Square) is a major square and intersection in the city center of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It was named after the French Protestant Reformer John Calvin (Kálvin János in Hungarian) due to the large Reformed Church located there ...

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  • Liberty Bridge (Budapest)

    The Szabadság híd or Liberty Bridge (sometimes Freedom Bridge) in Budapest, Hungary, connects Buda and Pest across the River Danube. It is the third southernmost public road bridge in Budapest, located at the southern end of the City Centre ...

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  • Shoes on the Danube Promenade

    The Shoes on the Danube Promenade is a memorial created by Gyula Pauer and Can Togay on the bank of the Danube River in Budapest. It honors the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II ...

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  • Elisabeth Bridge (Budapest)

    Elisabeth Bridge is the third newest bridge of Budapest, Hungary, connecting Buda and Pest across the River Danube. The bridge is situated at the narrowest part of the Danube in the Budapest area, spanning only 290 m ...

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  • InterContinental Budapest

    The InterContinental Budapest Hotel is located on the Danube bank and surrounded by some of Budapest’s landmarks, such as Széchenyi Chain Bridge, the former Royal Palace and the Parliament Building. ...

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  • Krisztinaváros

    Krisztinaváros is a neighbourhood in central Budapest, situated just west of Castle Hill, north of Tabán. It is named after Archduchess Maria Christina, daughter of Maria Theresa, who interceded for buildings to be erected in this area ...

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  • National Széchényi Library

    The National Széchényi Library (OSZK) is a library in Budapest, Hungary. It is one of the two Hungarian national libraries, the other being the University of Debrecen Library. ...

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  • Café Gerbeaud

    ---Café Gerbeaud, situated at Vörösmarty tér 7 in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is one of the greatest and most traditional coffeehouses in Europe. Today still, it shines in Gründerzeit style with its stucco, the grand chandeliers, the panelling made of exotic woods and its furniture ...

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  • Gresham Palace

    Gresham Palace or Gresham-palota, located in Budapest, Hungary, is an example of Art Nouveau architecture in Central Europe. Built during the early 1900s, it is now owned by an Irish company, Quinlan Private, and managed by Four Seasons Hotels. ...

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  • Comedy Theatre of Budapest

    The Comedy Theatre of Budapest (natively Vígszínház) is a theatre in Budapest. Starting in the turn of the 19th and 20th century as an opposition to the conservative National Theatre, it became a pioneer institution of Hungarian drama, and one of the oldest theatres still in operation. ...

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  • Works of art in Buda Castle

    Buda Castle and its gardens have been decorated with works of art since their foundation in the 14th century. Only written sources speak about the most important medieval works, but detailed pictorial and written information exists about the 19th century artistic decoration of the palace which was ...

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  • Vörösmarty tér

    Vörösmarty tér or Vörösmarty square is a small but popular square in the Budapest city centre at the northern end of Váci utca. At the centre of the square facing west is a large statue of poet Mihály Vörösmarty, on the pedestal of which people tend to congregate ...

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  • Széll Kálmán tér

    Széll Kálmán tér (Széll Kálmán Square, formerly Moszkva tér, Moscow Square) is a square in Budapest. It is one of the city's busiest transport interchanges (comparable to Móricz Zsigmond körtér farther south), which is served by a station on Metro line 2, tram lines 4, 6, 18, 59, 59A, 61 and bus ...

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  • Gellért Baths

    Part of the famous Hotel Gellért in Buda, the Gellért Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool (also known as the Gellért Baths or in Hungarian as the Gellért fürdő) is a bath complex in Budapest, Hungary. ...

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  • Hotel Gellért

    Hotel Gellért is a famous, first class four star hotel in Budapest, Hungary. The hotel was erected on the right bank of the river Danube between 1916 and 1918 in the (Secession) Art Nouveau style with some biomorphic elements, at the foot of Gellért Hill, next to Szabadság Bridge ...

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  • Court Theatre of Buda

    The Court Theatre of Buda (natively Várszínház) is Hungary's oldest functioning, and Budapest's first theatre. It was built in 1763 as a Carmelite church and monastery, and was converted to a theatre in 1787. The theatre was home to the first play in Hungarian language in 1790. ...

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  • Dohány Street Synagogue

    The Dohány Street Synagogue (bet hakneset hagadol šel budapešt), also known as The Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, is located in Erzsébetváros, the 7th district of Budapest. It is the largest synagogue in Europe and the fifth largest in the world ...

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  • Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

    The Budapest Castle Hill Funicular or Budavári Sikló is a funicular railway in the city of Budapest, in Hungary. It links the Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle above. The line was opened on March 2, 1870, and has been in municipal ownership since 1920 ...

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  • Fisherman's Bastion

    The Halászbástya or Fisherman's Bastion is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest, around Matthias Church. It was designed and built between 1895 and 1902 on the plans of Frigyes Schulek ...

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  • Citadella

    Citadella is the Hungarian word for Citadel, a kind of fortress. The word Citadella is exclusively used by other languages to address the Citadel located upon the top of the strategic Gellért Hill in Budapest, Hungary. ...

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  • Batthyány tér

    Batthyány Square is a town square in Budapest. It is located on the Buda side of the Danube directly opposite the Hungarian Parliament Building. It is named after Lajos Batthyány, the first Prime Minister of Hungary, and a statue for him was erected in 2008 ...

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  • Vigadó Concert Hall

    Vigadó (usually translated as "Place for Merriment") is Budapest's second largest concert hall, located on the Eastern bank of the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Although the acoustics are lacking, the building itself, designed by Frigyes Feszl in 1859, makes a bold impression along the Pest ...

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  • Magyar Távirati Iroda

    MTI is a Hungarian news agency. One of the oldest news agencies in the world, it was founded in 1880. MTI is owned by MTI Rt., founded by the Parliament. The members of the Owners’ Advisory Body are elected by the National Assembly of Hungary on four-year terms ...

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  • Kossuth Bridge

    The Kossuth Bridge or Kossuth híd was a bridge that stood over the river Danube in Budapest from 1946 January 15th to 1960. After the Soviet Red Army took Budapest in early 1945, they found all the city's five bridges had been blown up by retreating German troops ...

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  • Zero Kilometre Stone (Budapest)

    The Zero Kilometre Stone is a 3 m high limestone sculpture in Budapest, forming a zero sign, with an inscription on its pedestal reading "KM" for kilometres. This stone marks the reference point from which all road distances to Budapest are measured in the country ...

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  • Liberty Statue (Budapest)

    The Szabadság Szobor or Statue of Liberty (sometimes Freedom Statue) in Budapest, Hungary, was first erected in 1947 in remembrance of the Soviet conquest of Hungary during World War II. Its location upon Gellért Hill makes it a prominent feature of Budapest's cityscape ...

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  • Rácz Thermal Bath

    The Rácz Thermal Bath, located in Budapest, Hungary, is an 8000 sqm bath and is renowned for its Turkish Bath dating back to the 16th century and also its Imperial pools and Shower Corridor built in the age of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy ...

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  • Ethnographic Museum (Budapest)

    The Ethnographic Museum is a national museum in Budapest, Hungary. ...

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  • Rudas Baths

    Rudas Bath or Rudas fürdő is a thermal and medicinal bath in Budapest, Hungary. It was first built in 1550, during the time of Ottoman rule. To date, it retains many of the key elements of a Turkish bath, exemplified by its Turkish dome and octagonal pool ...

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  • Kossuth Memorial

    Kossuth Memorial is public monument dedicated to former Hungarian Regent-President Lajos Kossuth in front of the Hungarian Parliament Building on Lajos Kossuth Square in Budapest. The memorial is an important Hungarian national symbol and scene of official celebrations ...

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  • Rumbach Street synagogue

    The Rumbach Street synagogue is located in Belváros, the inner city of the historical old town of Pest, in the eastern section of Budapest. The synagogue in Rumbach Street was built in 1872 to the design of the Viennese architect Otto Wagner ...

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  • Gellért Hill Cave

    The Gellért Hill Cave is part of a network of caves within Gellért Hill in Budapest, Hungary. The cave is also referred to as "Saint Ivan's Cave" (Szent Iván-barlang), regarding a hermit who lived there and is believed to have used the natural thermal water of a muddy lake next to the cave to heal ...

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  • Király Baths

    Király Bath or Király fürdő is a thermal bath that was first built in Hungary in the second half of the sixteenth century, during the time of Ottoman rule. It still retains many of the key elements of a Turkish bath, exemplified by its Turkish dome and octagonal pool ...

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  • Ferenciek tere

    Ferenciek tere (English: Square of the Franciscans) is a square and junction in Budapest. In addition to being the site of a station on the M3 (North-South) line of the Budapest Metro, it is an important public transport junction for the BKV bus line number 7, which connects Pest and southern Buda ...

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  • European Roma Rights Centre

    The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is an international public interest law organisation engaging in a range of activities aimed at combating anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse of Roma. The approach of the ERRC involves, in particular, strategic litigation, international advocacy, research ...

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