Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyad vára), City Park, Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyad vára), Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyad vára) is a castle in the City Park of Budapest, Hungary.
VAJDAHUNYAD CASTLE (VAJDAHUNYAD VÁRA), BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Visiting Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest


It was built between 1896 and 1908 as part of the Millennial Exhibition which celebrated the 1000 years of Hungary since the Hungarian Conquest of the Carpathian Basin in 895. The castle was designed by Ignác Alpár to feature copies of several landmark buildings from different parts the Kingdom of Hungary, especially the Hunyad Castle in Transylvania (now in Romania).

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As the castle contains parts of buildings from various time periods, it displays different architectural styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Originally it was made from cardboard and wood, but it became so popular that it was rebuilt from stone and brick between 1904 and 1908. Today it houses the Agricultural Museum of Hungary, the biggest agricultural museum in Europe.

Vajdahunyad - court 2 - castle in Budapest (Pest side; at the park)


The statue of Anonymus is also displayed in the castle court. Anonymus lived in the 12th century (his true identity is unknown, but he was a notary of Béla III of Hungary), who wrote the chronicle Gesta Hungarorum (Deeds of the Hungarians). The castle contains a statue of Béla Lugosi, as well.

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The City Park:
City Park was the main venue of the 1896 millennium celebrations of Hungary, by which time Andrássy Avenue, Millennium Underground and the Grand Boulevard were built.

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Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin
The Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin, also Hungarian conquest or Hungarian land-taking is an umbrella term that refers to a series of historical events ending with the settlement of the Hungarian people in Central Europe at the turn of the 9th and 10th centuries. Before the arrival of the Hungarians, three early medieval powers, the First Bulgarian Empire, East Francia and Moravia had fought each other for control of the Carpathian Basin. They occasionally hired Hungarian horsemen as soldiers. Therefore, the Hungarians who dwelled in the eastern regions of the Pontic steppes were familiar with their future homeland when their "land-taking" started. Wikipedia

Oficial castle website: vajdahunyadcastle.com

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