Until the end of World War I, Hungary belonged to the great Austro-Hungarian Empire. In fact, it was a great power until the conflict ended, among other things thanks to its privileged geographical position. At some moments in history, it even became one of the cultural centers of the western world. In addition, it is important to note that numerous towns have passed through here, which is reflected in art, gastronomy, traditions, folklore and customs.
Although Hungary's main attraction is the beautiful and picturesque city of Budapest, it should not be forgotten that this European country is also home to other interesting corners, such as some Lake Balaton spas, which fill up with tourists when summer arrives. In addition, you can find beautiful medieval cities and towns With a lot of charm. Today we are talking about some of the most beautiful, although, unfortunately, we have left some beautiful in the pipeline. Would you like to join us?
First of all, we want to talk about Hollókő, a town that appears on the list of World Heritage Sites of the Unesco. Originally from the 13th century, the town houses one of the best preserved castles in the country. And that throughout history the town has been destroyed on numerous occasions. Of course, we also have to highlight the old town.
Another town worth visiting is Visegrád, which is located on the right bank of the Danube river, north of Budapest. It is known for housing the ruins from the summer palace of King Matías Corvino, the first large Italian Romanesque civil building outside this country, in addition to its medieval citadel.
Very close to Budapest we can find Szentendre, a town located on the banks of the Danube that surprises with its cobbled alleys, pastel colored houses, souvenir shops and walks along the river. It also houses remains archaeological, Orthodox churches, and many museums. From the Hungarian capital many excursions are offered to this beautiful corner.
We also want to tell you about Koszeg, a town that hides an important heritage, highlighting the Jurisics castle, its helmet medieval, its charming main square and its different fountains. Also, you should know that in this fairytale town you can walk along beautiful trails.
We continue our tour of the most beautiful villages in Hungary in Lillafüred, where at the end of the 19th century a spectacular resort tourist on Lake Hámori. We are referring to the Hotel Palace, which has hanging gardens, a waterfall, caves ... Without a doubt, this is the main attraction of this Hungarian town.
As it could not be otherwise, we also have to talk about Zebegény, a picturesque town located in Pest County, on the Danube Bend, which offers beautiful Beaches and mountains and forests. In fact, it is the ideal destination for travelers seeking tranquility and fresh air. Of course, you will also find important monuments, such as the Palace, Dory's castle or the valley bridge.
On the shores of Lake Balaton we find the town of Tihany, which offers one of the best views of this lake. On the other hand, it is important to keep in mind that in the center of the town is the abbey Benedictine, where King Andrew I of Hungary is buried. Furthermore, throughout history, the abbey has been of great importance.
Finally, we have to talk about Sopron, a town located near the border with Austria that houses some of the most interesting monuments, such as the Town Hall or the Medieval Tower. Of course, we must highlight its historic center and its mansions and baroque palaces.
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