Budapest is so full of history that it's easy to forget the Romans were here two thousand years ago. Their settlement was ... More
Budapest is so full of history that it's easy to forget the Romans were here two thousand years ago. Their settlement was known as Aquincum, and the Aquincum museum brings its' history to life. A large outdoor area full of ruins gives us a clear picture of building layouts and patterns, while the museum itself houses some real treasures, including the world-famous portable water organ. This musical device clearly shows just how advanced the Romans actually were.
The opulent building now housing the Museum of Ethnography was originally built in 1893 as a justice center. The building
and architecture alone is worth a visit; going inside, discover the history of Hungarians: recreated peasant homes, gold masks, ...
This spectacular building (designed by Lechner) caused much controversy when it opened. Today it is generally considered a masterpiece, although
it has been considerably toned down over the years. Lovers of architecture and interior design simply must visit. The ...
This museum's architecture alone warrants a stop, but it also played a major role in Hungary's history; Petofi recited his
famous 'national song' from the steps here in 1848; there is a plaque to commemorate this famous event. The ...
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