Visegrad (near Budapest)
Visegrad is a picturesque, former royal town north of Budapest. The town is situated half way between Szentendre and Esztergom. It is famous for the remains of the Renaissance summer residence of King Matthias. Looking out from the royal palace you can enjoy the fantastic panorama of the Danube.
In the 14th century King Charles I hosted a two-month conference here with the Bohemian and the Polish king, thereby securing peace and alliance between the three kingdoms. King Matthias reconstructed the palace in Renaissance style in the 15th century. This was the first time ever that Renaissance appeared in Europe outside of Italy. You can also see the Solomon Tower, a medieval residential tower here.
You shouldn't miss the Visegrad Royal Palace fair held every summer.
After visiting this breathtaking place and you still have some energy left, try out the bob located next to Nagyvillam lookout tower or the adventure park.
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