Showing posts with label Esztergom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Esztergom. Show all posts

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Búbánatvölgy (Búbánat Valley)

Búbánatvölgy is located in a valley between the Szamár-hill and the Hosszú-hill, frings upon the Danube- Ipoly National Park, near the city of Esztergom.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Esztergom


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Esztergom is a small town,about 46 km north-west of the capital Budapest. It's located in Komárom – Esztergom country, on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border with Slovakia there.

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The Mária Valéria Bridge connects Esztergom with the town on the other side of the river, Štúrovo which is actually already in Slovakia.

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Esztergom was the capital of Hungary from the 10th till the mid-13th century and it was the Royal Seat till the mid-13th century when King Béla IV of Hungary moved the royal seat to Buda. Esztergom is the seat of the prímás of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary. The city has the Keresztény Museum (Christian Museum), the largest ecclesiastical collection in Hungary. Its wonderful cathedral, the Basilica is the largest church in Hungary. 

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pasque flower

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These early spring photos were taken on the Strázsa-hegy at the western end of the Pilis hills, next to the garden-suburb of Esztergom, at the foot of Kis-Strázsa hill where you can find the western gate of the Danube-Ipoly National Park, the Esztergom Visitor Centre, which is an ideal starting point to get to know the National Park. The most important information about the wildlife of the Pilis hills is presented by a small exhibition. The neighbourhood of the visitor centre has preserved its natural values completely due to the fact that it served as a military shooting ground for more than 100 years. The visitors can enjoy these values if they walk along the 1,2 km long, circular study trail starting from the visitor centre. On your way you can see bank swallow nests hollowed out in the loess walls, protected plants alternating in the different seasons such as the pheasant's eye, the pulsatilla, the meadow anemone, or the dwarf iris, and from the look-out tower on the top of Kis-Strázsa hill you can enjoy a unique panorama.
(Source: iranymagyarorszag.hu)

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