Budapest Attractions – Óbuda

Budapest Attractions -Óbuda

 
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Aquincum Museum and the Remnants of the Roman Civilian Town

The civilian town at Aquincum probably evolved towards the end of the 1st century – reaching its zenith during the 2nd and 3rd centuries. The archaeological excavations have uncovered about one-third of this ancient walled town. Aquincum Museum

Hercules Villa

The Hercules Villa is located to the south of the civilian town of Aquincum, in Óbuda. Dating from Roman times, this dwelling was one of a number uncovered during the archaeological excavations conducted in the 1950’s. It obtained its name from the floor mosaics depicting the myths of Hercules. Hercules Villa

Museum of the Aquincum Military Town

This Museum displays remnants of buildings from the excavations of the southern part of the Roman period military town, as well as relics such as personal items, glassware and ceramic dishes, uncovered during the archaeological excavations. Museum of the Aquincum Military Town

Amphitheatre of the Aquincum Civilian Town

The elliptic structure, built from stone and compacted earth outside of the walls of the existing Roman town, dates from the middle of the 2nd century. With dimensions of 86x75m, it was able to accommodate from 6000 to 8000 spectators. Amphitheatre of the Aquincum Civilian Town

Amphitheatre of the Aquincum Military Town

The elliptic amphitheatre, dating from the 2nd century, was sited on the southern edge of the military town . With dimensions of 131x108m, it was able to accommodate from 10 to 13 thousand spectators. Its south-west portion has been restored substantially to its original form. Amphitheatre of the Aquincum Military Town

Remnants of a Roman Period Military Baths – Thermae Maiores

  The uncovered ruins of a onetime Military Baths can be found under the overpass at Flórián Square. The remains of the water supply, drainage and heating systems of this once extensive (120x140m) building can still be seen. Roman Military Baths

Zichy Mansion

Miklós Zichy commenced to build the mansion in 1745. It is separated from its surroundings by massive fortress-like walls. The central portion features a tympanum. Zichy Mansion

Trinitarian Church and Monastery

The ruined church of the Trinitarian monastic complex is the most important ecclesiastical monument extant in Óbuda. Nowadays there is a museum on the place of the former monastery, the partially reconstructed church houses temporary exhibitions of the Museum Kiscell. Trinitarian Monastery

Synagogue of Óbuda

  The synagogue located in Lajos Street, Óbuda, was built in 1821, in a Classicist style, based on the design of András Landherr. The synagogue currently functions as a television studio. Synagogue of Obuda

 

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