The first royal residence on the Castle Hill was built by King Béla IV of Hungary between 1247 and 1265.
The ceiling of the Habsburg Room was decorated with a fresco representing the apotheosis of the Habsburg Dynasty. It was the last important work of Károly Lotz, painted in 1903, one year before his death.
Postage stamps depicting the castle were issued by Hungary on 26 March 1926, on 1 June 1967 & on 30 April 1986.
Buda Castle is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest.
Buda Castle was first completed in 1265, but the massive Baroque palace today occupying most of the site was built between 1749 and 1769.
Buda Castle now houses the Hungarian National Gallery and The Budapest History Museum.
Buda Castle is a part of the Budapest World Heritage Site, since 1987.
The castle courtyard was used as the setting for Katy Perry’s 2010 music video, ‘Firework’.
The original Royal Palace was ruined during WWII, it was rebuilt in a simplified Stalin Baroque style during the Kádár era.
During the Ottoman era, the extensive cave system was utilized by the hunters to store tigers and Hungarian mountain bears.
The Hungarian Parliament Building was also known as the Parliament of Budapest after its location, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary, and a popular tourist destination in Budapest.
Hungarian Parliament Building is situated on Kossuth Square in the Pest side of the city, on the eastern bank of the Danube.
Hungarian Parliament Building was designed by Hungarian architect Imre Steindl in neo-Gothic style and opened in 1902.
Hungarian Parliament Building has been the largest building in Hungary since its completion
The building features on more than 50 postage stamps issued by Hungary during 1917–1921.
The architect of the building went blind before its completion.
The total floor space is nearly 18,000 sq m and is divided into four storeys.
The red carpet that runs throughout the building is nearly 3 kilometres long.
The Holy Crown of Hungary, which is also depicted in the coat of arms of Hungary, has been displayed in the central hall since 2000.
One of the famous parts of the building is the hendecagonal central hall, with huge chambers adjoining it: the Lower House and the Upper House.
Szeged is the third-largest city of Hungary, the largest city and regional centre of the Southern Great Plain and the county seat of Csongrád-Csanád county.
The University of Szeged is one of the most distinguished universities in Hungary.
The Szeged Open Air Festival, first held in 1931, is one of the main attractions, held every summer and celebrated as the Day of the City on 21 May.
The name Szeged might come from an old Hungarian word for ‘corner’ (szeg), pointing to the turn of the river Tisza that flows through the city. Others say it derives from the Hungarian word sziget which means ‘island’.
Szeged and its area have been inhabited since ancient times. Ptolemy mentions the oldest known name of the city: Partiscum.
The name Szeged was first mentioned in 1183, in a document of King Béla III.
Szeged is one of the centres of the food industry in Hungary.
Szeged was the last seat of the revolutionary government in July 1849. The Habsburg rulers punished the leaders of the town, but later Szeged began to prosper again; the railway reached it in 1854, and the town got its free royal town status back in 1860.
Szeged is twinned with Cambridge, England, United Kingdom; Darmstadt, Germany; Kotor, Montenegro; Larnaca, Cyprus; Liège, Belgium; Łódź, Poland; Nice, France; Odessa, Ukraine; Parma, Italy; Pula, Croatia; Rakhiv, Ukraine; Subotica, Serbia; Târgu Mureș, Romania; Timișoara, Romania; Toledo, United States; Turku, Finland & Weinan, China.
Szeged lies on the banks of Tisza river. The western side is generally referred to as “Szeged”, while the newer eastern side is called “Új-szeged” (“New Szeged”).
Sopron is a city in Hungary on the Austrian border, near Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő.
Sopron is twinned with Bad Wimpfen, Germany; Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia; Bolzano, Italy; Eilat, Israel; Eisenstadt, Austria; Kazuno, Japan; Kempten, Germany; Mediaș, Romania; Rorschach, Switzerland; Seinäjoki, Finland & Sparta, Greece.
The estimated population of Sopron is 62,246.
Sopron’s economy immensely benefits from the European Union.
The architecture of the old section of the town reflects its long history; walls and foundations from the Roman Empire are still common, together with a wealth of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque structures, often artistically decorated, showing centuries of stability and prosperity.
In 1153, it was mentioned as an important town.
The Geographic Coordinates of Sopron: 47.68489°N 16.58305°E.
The Sopron Basin and the hills and highlands around it have been inhabited since the VIth century B.C.
Sopron is known as the “Dental Capital of the World”, having over 300 dental clinics.
Sopron is a significant wine-producing region, one of the few in Hungary to make both red and white wines.
The name of the city originates from a Slavic personal name Bezprem or Bezprym, meaning “stubborn”, “self-confident, not willing to retreat”. The form Vezprem originates in early medieval scribal habits and frequent exchange of B and V under the influence of Greek.
Veszprém lies on both sides of the Séd creek.
Veszprém was among the first Hungarian cities to have a university.