Panonia ut (near Hatar metro station), Budapest 1192
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This now classic garden suburb is most definitely not on the tourist route, although it could be. The idea (back in 1908) was ... More
This now classic garden suburb is most definitely not on the tourist route, although it could be. The idea (back in 1908) was to build a complete and self contained suburban housing estate (for lucky civil servants). The plan was realized, not only with front and back gardens, but also with fine entrance gates, a ceremonial inner square, and best of all, wonderful architecture. The style is called Translyvanian, and features steeple-like wooden roofs and other fine touches (the work of Karoly Kos, who supervised the building and design of the region). If you want to stroll some interesting streets where real people live, give the Wekerle estate a try.
This short metro line (marked in yellow on all the maps) was the first underground railway to be built in
continental Europe (London's was the first ever). It was built just below street level for the 1896 millennium celebrations. ...
The Parliament Building, inspired by the Palace of Westminster in London, is built of over 40 million bricks and half
a million carved ornamental stones. This massive Gothic Revival parliamentary house dominates its side of the Danube. The best ...
There has been a church here since the 13th Century, even though the Turks converted many religious buildings into mosques.
Although it was badly damaged in the last war, the church was restored to full Gothic splendor in the ...