Budapest 1, May 11, 1996

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Old Buda

Budapest, like Paris, is an ancient city with mostly 18th and 19th century buildings. It was originally two cities: Buda, west of the Danube on a bluff, and Pest to the east on the flood plain. Not much ancient survives in Pest. The oldest buildings are on the Buda heights from which there is a fabulous view of the Danube.
Above: St. Matthias' Church

Left and below: the ornate building at the end of the street is the National Archives.

The Danube

St. Stephen's Cathedral


Above: National Opera

The Synagogue

Thanks to Raoul Wallenberg, who has a street and a monument in Budapest, neither of which I saw, many Hungarian Jews survived. This is the largest functioning synagogue in Europe.

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