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