Visegrád Hungary

We are going to the east, the town of Visegrád along the Danube. The scenery is very beautiful.

We are going to the east, the town of Visegrád along the Danube. The scenery is very beautiful.

Getting into the town of Visegrád.

Getting into the town of Visegrád.

Entered the town of Visegrad, the famous medieval citadel comes into view. Siraly restaurant, we had lunch here. After lunch, we are going to the Visegrád town center.

Entered the town of Visegrád , the famous medieval citadel comes into view. Siraly restaurant, we had lunch here. After lunch, we are going to the Visegrád town center.

Town of Visegrád

Town Map of Visegrád

Visegrád is a small castle town in Pest County. It is north of Budapest on the right bank of the Danube in the Danube Bend. It had a population of 1,832 in 2015. Visegrád is famous for the remains of the Early Renaissance summer palace of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary and the medieval citadel.

Walking in the small town of Visegrád. And arrived at the palace.

Walking in the small town of Visegrád. And arrived at the palace.

Royal Palace of Visegrád

Royal Palace of Visegrád

The first royal house on this site was built by King Charles I after 1325. In the second half of the 14th century, this was enlarged into a palace by his son, King Louis I.

Courtyard Matthias Fountain and Garden of the Royal Palace

Courtyard Matthias Fountain and Garden of the Royal Palace

Between 1477 and 1484 Matthias I had the palace complex reconstructed in late Gothic style.

Visegrád King Matthias Museum

Visegrád King Matthias Museum

We are walking up the narrow mountain path to the medieval citadel from the Royal Palace of Visegrád.

We are walking up the narrow mountain path to the medieval citadel from the Royal Palace of Visegrád.

Arrived at the Visegrád Citadel.

Arrived at the Visegrád Citadel.

Visegrád Citadel; After the Mongol invasion, King Béla IV had a new fortification system constructed in the 1240-50s near the one destroyed earlier. At the end of the 15th century, King Matthias I had the interior renovated.

Gate of the Visegrád Citadel.

Gate of the Visegrád Citadel.

Walking up the hill of citadel. Wild flowers are blooming on the edge of the path.

Walking up the hill of citadel. Wild flowers are blooming on the edge of the path.

Visegrád Citadel Museum

Visegrád Citadel Museum

In 1544 Visegrád was occupied by the Ottoman Empire, it remained in Turkish hands until 1685. The castle was seriously damaged by the Turks and was never used afterwards.

Arrived at the top of the citadel.

Arrived at the top of the citadel.

Through the gate to the highest floor.

Through the gate to the highest floor.

We are roaming around the highest floor.

We are roaming around the highest floor.

Found a pillory, my friend is playing with it. She is still young.

Found a pillory, my friend is playing with it. She is still young.

Danubian River, view from the Visegrád medieval citadel.

Danube River, view from the Visegrád medieval citadel.

It would be time to leave this medieval citadel of Visegrád.

I will fly to Peru and Bolivia the day after tomorrow. I have to say goodbye to you for awhile.Thank you.

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