Sunday, 15 February 2015

The Gate of the Danube Bend - Vác

Now, that the weather is warmer, it feels good to take a long walk and explore a new town :)Today, I'll introduce a town, Vác, that I have a strong connection with, mostly because of kind memories.

From the town centre, we have to walk the main street to get to the amazing baroque main square. At the square, there are a lots of cute and colourful houses. On the left, there's a wonderful church (Fehérek temploma), where they've found 262 mummies in the '90s. You can see some of those a few steps away, at Memento Mori.
At the square, you can also see the buildings of the High Provost Palace, the City Hall and an awesome fountain.
In the middle, you can see the ruins of the old church.

If you choose to walk the street next to the church, you will see more of these cute houses, and also bump into another nice church. Opposite the church, a Holy Trinity Statue (right next to that, swimming pools!). A few steps further, you will find the huge cathedral, and the Bishop's Palace on the other side of the road. The cobblestone street will lead you to the amazing Danube bank, and you will also see my all-time favourite: the nostalgic bandstand!

At the main square, you can also choose to go the other way, where you will see more colourful houses, the jail, and the Stone Gate built for Maria Theresia.

 The best places:
  • Csocsaj bakery
  • Torony icecream parlour
  • Angelato café (gluten-free icecream and cone!)
  • Giuseppe pizzeria
  • Barlang and Remete restaurant
  • Csokizó
  • Coffee&Go

Have you been to this gorgeous baroque town?

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