Hungary

Museumday || Budapest

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In Budapest you can find lots of museums. There is a historical museum, an art museum and an ethnographic museum for example. But why not do something else for a change and go down under to explore the darker side of this city?

Vajdahunyad Castle
Okay, fair enough. Vajdahunyad Castle is not one of the darker places to visit in town. But it was interesting to see this monument on the inside. The architecture of the interior is beautiful! There is a big exhibition about Agriculture. I don’t know if it suits these kind of castles though, to have these kind of exhibitions in here. But the great hallway with the stairs was quite impressive!

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Terror Haza
This museum doesn’t bring you underground either, but does show the dark history of the city. It tells mainly about the things that happened in the 20th century, like the second World War and the horrible regime after that. This museums tells it how it was and definetely is not suitable for the faint of heart.I saw different people walking through the museum simply being shocked or even crying.
More info on the website.

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Hospital In The Rock
Now it is time to go underground! Starting with the Hospital in The Rock. During the second World War, it started out as an emergency hospital. The space underground is quite big, but at one point there were so many wounded people that they had to put patients in the narrow hallways. Crazy! But very interesting to see how people survived in these kind of situations. Somehow, I didn’t make any pictures here. But it really is worth a visit when you are in town. You can find more background and practical information on the website.

Labyrintus
I thought the coolest museum of Budapest was Labyrintus. It excists of a big maze under the castle on the Buda site. During the day you can wander around when the lights are on. But for the more adventurous types, you can visit also past 6 o ‘clock in the evening. The lights are off and it will be totally dark. The only thing you get is an oil lamp and while exploring these tunnels you hear some classical music once in a while to create a little atmosphere. The tunnels were used for different kinds of things, including a wax doll exhibition and it was even said that Vlad Dracul was held captive here!
Loved this one! More info on the website.

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Yes, a day well spent in Budapest. (:

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