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  • the Main gate - Veszprem
      the Main gate
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  • The Vár street - Veszprem
      The Vár street
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  • Lovely baroque building-with St. Florian`s statue - Veszprem
      Lovely baroque building-with St. Florian`s statue
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      House on the castle walls
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It`s the little Vár (vár=castle in hungarian) street that brings you up to the Castle. As you can notice, it`s not the gothic or othe medieval styles to caracterize the architecture of the castle. It`s not at all a surprise. Although the Veszprém castle resisted to the mongolian army, in the turkish era from 1552 to 1686 it was occupied by the turks and than liberated 10 times with the almost "obbligatory" senseless devastation. Than also Leopold, the habsburg emperor most hated by the hungarians (and vice versa) burned up the castle in 1708. Only in the baroque era began the reconstruction and the construction of the new palace, but fortunatley some very old and precious parts remained intact or almost intact even after these 2 sad centuries.
The Main gate of the castle is not original: it was built in 1936 to commemorate the casualities of the first WW. Near the gate you can see other examples of the incorporation of the wall in the later built houses.
The charming baroque building on pic N.3 was the bilding of the fire department in the 1800`s.

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