"Veszprem" Budapest Off The Beaten Path Tip by margaretvn
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Get out of Budapest and visit Veszprem. Veszprem is the capital of the Bakony region and on most of the hills in the city and around it are ruins of castles and fortresses. The remains of a large Stone Age settlement have also been found here. Even as far back as King Stephen I the city was an important religious centre with its cathedral being built in the 11th century. Today there are over 200 historical buildings built in different styles and it is both an industrial centre and a chemical research centre as well as a tourist centre. The city lies on 5 hills and the valleys between. The most interesting area of the city is the Castle Hill (Varhegy). From Rákóczi tér along the Kossuth utca is a very pleasant walk. There is the Bishops Palace which was built in the 1700?s using stones from the royal palace ? today it is the museum of religious art. At the end of the street is a balcony with lovely views over the surrounding area. In the centre of the castle district is the cathedral which has been renovated several times.
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