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Vajdahunyad Castle

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I always called it the 'V Castle' :) I just find it difficult to pronounce its name. Somehow it seemed like a long word. Vajdahunyad-vár is a castle in the City Park of Budapest. It was built between 1896 and 1908. There is bigger castle in Translyvania (Romania) that has the same name. However, this one in Budapest is a partial copy of that. This 'V Castle' displays different architectural styles: Romanic, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.

Vajdahunyad Castle

I like Baroque. I like even more the Renaissance. However, it's such a magical mix when it is with Gothic included! Wow!

I just fell in love with this castle the first time I set foot on it. Zsolt showed me this castle in 2007 autumn, it was beautiful. Today it houses the Agricultural Museum.

At first in the 1896, it was originally made from cardboard and wood for the millennial exhibition. But then it became so popular and hence was rebuilt from stones and bricks. I am glad that they did that.

Going to this part of the City Park, you will not want to miss the statue of Anonymus where you can find it at the Castle court. He was a chronicler in the 12th century, so most likely of King Béla III. Anonymus wrote the first history books on the ancient Hungarians, he wrote based on legends. So you can see at his statue there is the pen which is believed to bring good luck to those who touches it (this could be a superstition, but many people touched it anyway :))

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