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Helen Betts | profile | all galleries >> Around Hungary >> Veszprém, Hungary's castle town tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Veszprém, Hungary's castle town

Veszprém's castle district, which sits in the middle of the city on a large dolomite outcrop, is one Hungary's most accessible and best preserved. It consists of one long street lined with medieval and Baroque buildings, at the end of which is a spectacular vista of the city and distant countryside. It was interesting to walk through, but it didn't exactly wow me (plus photos were difficult between the narrow streets and a big festival stage being set up in the main square). I did, however, quite enjoy the rest of the city below, where I found some wonderful architecture and lots of people enjoying the festival and strolling along the pedestrian streets. The next time I'm in the area I hope to photograph the castle district from a road I know that runs parallel with it; otherwise, it's simply impossible to get a feeling of how this castle area sits high above the city.
Entrance to castle district
Entrance to castle district
Fire lookout tower
Fire lookout tower
Archbishop's Palace
Archbishop's Palace
Elegant building
Elegant building
The castle district's one street
The castle district's one street
The castle district's one street
The castle district's one street
Door within a door
Door within a door
Holy Trinity Statue (1750)
Holy Trinity Statue (1750)
Piarist church
Piarist church
Piarist church, interior
Piarist church, interior
Piarist church, organ
Piarist church, organ
Piarist church, ceiling detail
Piarist church, ceiling detail
Szent István and Gisella Monument
Szent István and Gisella Monument
Veszprém from the castle district
Veszprém from the castle district
The outcrop
The outcrop
Steeples of the castle district
Steeples of the castle district
St. Michael's Cathedral
St. Michael's Cathedral
St. Michael's Cathedral
St. Michael's Cathedral
St. Michael's, exhibit in the crypt
St. Michael's, exhibit in the crypt
Fountain, 1896
Fountain, 1896
County library (one that got away)
County library (one that got away)
County library
County library
County library
County library
County library
County library
County offices
County offices
For sale
For sale
Veszprém street
Veszprém street
Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox
Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox
Secessionist style
Secessionist style
Secessionist detail
Secessionist detail
Secessionist door
Secessionist door
1902
1902
Elaborate facade
Elaborate facade
Unusual building
Unusual building
City Hall
City Hall
Royally decorated
Royally decorated