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Top Places to Visit in Hungary

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Bordering the three most exotic countries of Central Europe Hungary is the epitome of European splendor and culture. This European nation has thousand year old heritage including the ruins and edifices from the Second World War in form of buildings, synagogues and palaces straight out of Disney Land. Although Hungary is landlocked, the lack of sea does not hinder the visual appeal of the great cosmopolitan cities of the Hungarian terrain. The astonishing lakes and river adjoining lush courtyards and statures with Turkish and Roman architectural influences make up for the loss of sea.

Majority of the country’s attractions are in the great historical district of Erzsébetváros and the Jewish Quarter of Budapest. The place is thick with ancestral synagogues and Jewish Monasteries that date back to when the city was a part of the Ottoman Empire. Outside of New York City the Great Synagogue of Budapest is the largest place of alliance for Jewish to worship. The Synagogue holds the great tragedy of the Jewish massacre by the Nazis in the Holocaust Tree of Memory at its north tower. The place has both spirituals and quixotic manner of construction.

Then there is the Hungarian State Opera of the neo-Renaissance era, one of the most dazzling designs of the 17th Century. Illustrious performers such as Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Vivaldi and Liszt have been showstoppers in this magnificent building, their statues still grace the interior along with the limestone columns and low-hanging chandeliers. The City of Budapest and Pecs are notorious for its thermal baths, a culture innovated by the Greeks but mastered in the Szechenyi Grand Spa with in and out-door pools of amazingly calm temperature. Pecs is also known for the countless mosques and mausoleums of the Turkish and Iranian Pashas of the early 15th and 16th Centuries.

As you can see Hungary is a beautiful compilation of antiquity and its history is thick with the cultural heritage of many dynasties that have presided over it in the past. Each milestone that marks the charm and fascination of an area in linked with a past which sometimes rather terrifying than stimulating. But interesting nonetheless. A prodigious example of a startling choice of tourism is the House of Terror. The manor is dense with distressing history of tortured Jewish victims which is why the walls were made more profuse than normal to muffle the agonizing screams. The monument is now the headquarters for Police but back during the war was center of ghastly atrocities and political activities which are displayed in the museum inside in the form of pictures, structures and paintings.

Hungary is the motherland to many other stunning landmarks natural and man-made to make your journey one for the books.

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