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Winter trip to Budapest

The life had changed a lot since I started this blog. We are no longer living in Budapest and I miss the country, the memories and friends we left behind. Then we decided to return to Hungary for Christmas. Planning what to do during the Christmas time in Budapest is not easy. It will be cold […]

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Where the subway stations meet each other in Budapest?

The main cemetery in Budapest is called Kerepesi and is not a touristic destination at all but it should be. It doesn’t host the Western icons like the ones in Paris neither attract crowds to its funeral ceremonies like New Orleans’. But for those who know a little more deep the history of the country, […]

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The 1000 years Hungarian crown

Today is the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the return of the Hungarian Crown to the Country. This is the Crown used by all the kings since the foundation of Hungary by King Saint Stephen during the century XI. The Crown contents 3 parts: the corona greca (inside), corona latina (upper part) and the cross […]

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Máriapócs, a hidden treasury

Toady I posted my favorite Catholic churches. What I forgot to mention was that those are Roman Catholics. My favorite Greek Bizantine Catholic is Máriapócs! I visited this church after Christmas in 2011. We were returning from Romania and stopped in Nyírbathory, the city close by, to visit Báthory family castle and a beautiful protestant […]

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My favorite (catholic) churches in Hungary

Of course I haven´t visited all the churches in Hungary and also I don´t have any plans to do so, but I think there are 3 of them I should list here due to their size and historical importance. Budapest´s Saint Stephen´s Basilica (Szent István-bazilika) I have posted already some pictures of this huge church […]

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One post about nothing

This post has no important goal, just to show the crowd at the ice skating ring behind Heroes Square this afternoon. There was a long line outside of people waiting for their turn to enter into it. At moments like this, besides the fact of the huge line, I am really sorry to not be […]

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Bookcafe in Budapest

There is a building at Andrássy Ut in Budapest where it used to work a department store called Párizs (Paris). Nowadays, you will find an Alexandra Bookstore there, one of the biggest book sellers in Hungary together with Libri. So far so good, an ordinary book store as any other in town, but what is […]

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Budapest urban area

Originally posted on megalopolisnow:
Hungary is an example of a country dominated by one big urban agglomeration. Budapest, inhabited by 2 million people, concentrate the 20 per cent of the entire country population. No other town in Hungary can compete with the role of the capital. Budapest concentrates some 50-80 per cent of the national scientific…

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