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Historic Sights in Hungary - Writer:_Travel_Expert
By:Travel Expert

Hungary is in Eastern Europe and has become a favorite vacation and travel destination Hungary has the luxury and culture of Western Europe at about half the cost. As a vacation destination, Hungary offers thermal spas, rich wines, and a lively arts, cafe and music scene. In the countryside, travelers find majestic plains, Baroque towns, resort lined lake, horse markets and rustic villages. Hungary has a long and rich cultural history, with significant sites.

The United Nations, UNESCO, has developed and maintained a list of significant places in the world, known as the World Heritage List, which is selected by a committee. Of the 851 world wide properties selected for their outstanding universal value., eight are in Hungary . Travel to the Hungary to see these significant historic destinations.

Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, The Buda Castle Quarter and Andrassy Avenue: The Gothic castle of Buda and the remains of Roman monuments have had a considerable influence on the architecture of various periods. Budapest is one of the world's outstanding urban landscapes, illustrating the great periods in the history of the capital of Hungary. Budapest is a city that embraces old and new. Historic sites blend with modern culture. The rolling hills harmonize with the famous great Danube River that flows through the city. Budapest was occupied by the Romans in the beginning of the Christian era. The inhabitants moved to the Danube plains to a city named Aquincum. There were frequently wars on the border on the Roman Empire, which was formed by the Danube. In the fifth century the Romans were swept away by the Huns. The Hungarian appeared near the end of the ninth century. Buda appeared gradually in the Middle Ages. Budapest played a significant cultural role, but was not considered a big city in Europe. In the 19th century, Hungary struggles for independence from Habsburg rule. In 1867 the Habsburg empire granted Budapest a status equal; to that of Austria. Making Budapest a twin capital of the dual monarchy. In modern times, Budapest has entered a post industrial age and is searching for its place among the major European metropolises.

Old Village of Holloko and Surroundings, County of Nograd: Hoolok is a deliberately preserved traditional settlement. The village was developed during the 17th and 18th centuries, make is a living example of rural life before the 20th century agricultural revolution.
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: County of Borsod-Abauj: The variety of formations which are concentrated in a restricted area makes the 712 currently identified caves in a typical temperate-zone karstic system. The display a rare combination of tropical and glacial climatic effects and makes it possible to study geological history.

Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and it's Natural Environment: The fist Benedictine Monks settled in Hungary in 996. The monks converted the Hungarians to Christianity, and founded the country's first school. In 1055 the monks wrote the first document in Hungarian. This monastic community has been significan for promoting culture since being founded. The monastery has a 1,000 year history that can be seen in the succession of architectural styles of the monastery buildings. The oldest building dates back to 1224 and still houses a school and monastic community.

Hortobagy National Park - the Puszta: The park consists of a vast area of plains and wetlands in Eastern Hungary. The traditional forms of land use and grazing of domestic animals have been present in this pastoral society for more than two millennia. The Hungarian Puszta is an outstanding example of cultural landscapes shaped by a pastoral society.
Early Christian Necropolis of Pecs -Sopianae: A remarkable series of decorated tombs were constructed in the 4th century. The tombs were in the provincial town of Sopianae, which is now Pecs. The tombs are important structurally and architecturally, since they were built as underground burial chamber with memorial chapels above ground. The richly decorated tombs are decorated with murals of Christina themes, that tare very high quality.

Ferto / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Ferto - Neusiedler Lake area has served as a meeting place for different cultures for eight millennia. The villages surrounding the lake and several 18th and 19th century palaces add to the beauty and cultural interest of the area.

Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape: The landscape demonstrates the long tradition of the region's wine production. The region has low hills and river valleys with intricate patterns of vineyards, farms, villages and small town. The historic networks of deep wine cellars illustrate every factor for the production of the famous Tokaj wines. The viticultural tradition has existed for at least a thousand years and continues into the present era.

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