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My trip to Visegrad was on june 27 2006 which included a 10 hour tour of the cities of Szentendre, Visegrad and Ezstergom....Started at 9am and ended at 6pm.....

I booked thru the internet with this company.....Hotels in Budapest hungary .com and payed to PROGRAM CENTRUM located in V. Vörösmarty tér 1......booking this way you get 20%off.....and the tour was nice....

Visegrad is a small village between Szentendre and Ezstergom, very famous for medival castle standing on the hill overlooking the Danube..

. At one time the border of the Roman Empire, the limes, ran past the settlement; you can still see the ruins of Roman watchtowers along the Danube. The first king of Hungary, St. Stephen, established a stewardship here and raised the archdeacon's church, the foundations of which still stand on Castle Hill.

The view from here is great of the Danube Bend. Not far away is the imposing citadel and the huge keep which takes its name, Solomon's Tower, from the myth that once King Solomon was held captive here. It is a fact however that during the Middle Ages the royal crown was kept under lock and key here. Today the tower is a museum with a display of archaeological treasures.

The towering Royal Palace originally raised in Gothic style and later, during the reign of King Matthias, rebuilt in Renaissance style has a fountain which ran not with water but with wine during VIP meetings. This too is a museum... Each summer a knight's tournament, strong man competition and medieval crafts fair are organized in Visegrád. .

  • Last visit to Visegrad: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 4, 2006
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:12 AM

    Would have been nice to visit Visegrad, but didn't have the time. Sounds to be an interesting place!

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