DEN VINCENT IN THE CITY OF BUDAPEST - Hungary
with Jeng Verina
The Donau river
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial and transportation centre. The official language spoken is Hungarian. Budapest had 1,697,343 inhabitants in 2005 (with official agglomeration 2,421,831), down from a mid-1980s peak of 2.1 million. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with the amalgamation on 17 November 1873 of right-bank (west) Buda (Ofen in German) and Óbuda (Old Buda or Alt-Ofen) together with Pest on the left (east) bank.
Chain Bridge with Buda hills in background
The central site of the square, as well as a landmark of Budapest, is the Millennium Memorial (also known as Millennium Monument or Millenary Monument) with statues of the leaders of the seven tribes that founded Hungary in the 9th century and other outstanding figures of Hungarian history (see below). The construction of the memorial was started when the one thousandth anniversary was celebrated (in 1896), but it was finished only in 1929 and the square got its name then.
Heroes' Square (Hősök tere in Hungarian) is one of the major squares of Budapest, Hungary
It lies at the end of Andrássy Avenue (with which it comprises part of a World Heritage site), next to City Park.
Matthias Corvinus was 15 when he was elected King of Hungary. Matthias was educated in Italian, and his fascination with the achievements of the Italian Renaissance led to the promotion of Mediterranean cultural influences in Hungary. His library, the Bibliotheca Corviniana, was Europe's greatest collection of historical chronicles and philosophic and scientific works in the 15th century, and second only in size to the Vatican Library.
Matthias Church or Church of Our Lady in Budapest's Castle District, most of the exterior of Matthias Church was added around 1896 in a Gothic style
The interior is decorated with works by two outstanding 19th-century Hungarian
painters, Károly Lotz and Bertalan Székely. The wall left of the entrance
represents the Renaissance, while the wall across from the entrance has Eastern
motifs to represent Ottoman rule. On the left side of the church is the tomb of
St. Imre, son of King St. Istvan and heir to the throne. He was killed by a boar
while hunting at the age of 19.
The religious highlight of the interior is the Loreto Chapel, with a statue of the Virgin Mary and Christ made in 1515. When Budapest was under seige from the Turks, locals plastered over the niche that contained the statue. The Ottomans used the church as their primary mosque during the occupation, but never noticed the statue. Over a century later, in 1686, an explosion of gunpowder at the castle crumbled the wall around the statue, revealing the Virgin's shining face. It is said this was the only part of town retaken from the Ottomans without a fight.
The Halaszbastya 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. Between 1947–48, the son of Frigyes
Schulek, János Schulek, conducted the other restoration project after its near
destruction during World War II.
From the towers and the terrace a panoramic view exists of Danube, Margaret Island, Pest to the east and the Gellért Hill.
Its seven towers represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the
Carpathian Basin in 896.
The Bastion takes its name from the guild of fishermen that was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages. It is a viewing terrace, with many stairs and walking paths.
A bronze statue of Stephen I of Hungary mounted on a horse, erected in 1906, can
be seen between the Bastion and the Matthias Church. The pedestal was made by
Alajos Stróbl, based on the plans of Frigyes Schulek, in Neo-Romanesque style,
with episodes illustrating the King's life (Wikipedia)
The Szabadság Szobor or Liberty Statue (sometimes Freedom Statue) in Budapest, Hungary, was first erected in 1947 in remembrance of the Soviet liberation of Hungary from Nazi forces during World War II. Its location upon Gellért Hill makes it a prominent feature of Budapest's cityscape.
The existing 14 meter tall bronze statue stands atop a 26 meter pedestal and holds a palm branch. Several smaller statues are also present around the base, but the original monument consisted of several more that have since been removed from the site and relocated to Statue Park. The monument was designed by Zsigmond Kisfaludi Stróbl.
Comunist center building Hungary
Entrance to subway (1974)
Highway tunnel under the Buda hills
At the time of the monument's construction, the Soviet liberation from Nazi forces event was considered a liberation -- leading to the original inscription upon the memorial, which can be translated to read "Erected by the grateful Hungarian Nation in memory of the liberating Russian heroes."
Traditional dance Hungary
Over the following years, public sentiment toward the Soviets decreased to the point of revolution, which was attempted in 1956 and subsequently damaged some portions of the monument. After the 1989 transition from Communist rule to a more Democratic government, the inscription was modified to read (translated from Hungarian), "To the memory of all of those who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom, and success of Hungary."
Royal Palace on the right and Parliament building on the left
Parliament building on Pest side of the river with Citadella
Water tour dengan long boat on the Blue Danube, people are singing and dancing on the top of the boat
Jembatan di atas Blue Danube river
Selesai wisata sungai Blue Danube dengan River Ride Bus (satu-satunya di dunia) dengan ticketing per-orang Rp 1 juta lebih
Visegrád is a small town in Pest County in Hungary. Situated north of Budapest on the right bank of the Danube in the Danube Bend, the town has a population 1,654 as of 2001. Visegrád is famous for the remains of the Early Renaissance summer palace of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary and the medieval citadel.
St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest is
the largest church in Hungary.
The basilica's facade overlooks the grand Szent István tér (St. Stephen's Square), a great place to enjoy coffee at open-air cafes. The church is built in a Neoclassical style with similarities to St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Over the main portal is a bust of King Stephen, Hungary's first Christian king and patron saint of the basilica.
Inside the church is a reliquary with the
"Holy Right" (Szent Jobb), the preserved right hand of King Stephen. It is
Hungarian Catholicism's holiest relic.
Szentendre (Medieval Latin: Sankt Andrae; Serbian: Сентандреја or Sentandreja; German: Sankt Andrä; Slovak: Senondrej; Croatian: Sentandrija) is a riverside town in Pest county, Hungary, near the capital city of Budapest. Szentendre is known for its museums (most notably the Open-Air Ethnographical Museum), galleries, and artists. Due to its picturesque appearance and easy rail and river access, it has become a popular destination for tourists staying in Budapest and there are many shops and restaurants catering for these visitors.
Pusat belanja Budapest didatangi turis van Surabaya :~)
Dari Budapest menuju Vienna naik ICE, segerbong mewah itu hanya untuk Den Vincent en Jeng Verina.....asooiii.....
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