Debrecen is a city in eastern Hungary, the second most populated city in the country after Budapest, and the economic and cultural center of eastern Hungary. The city lies on the territory of the famous Khorobadi steppe – empty, included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
Debrecen was first mentioned in writing in 1235. In 1361, King Lajosh I granted Debrecen the status of a free city. In the XV-XVI centuries, Debrecen became an important trading city, there were a large number of fairs, mainly agricultural. Thanks to the wise policies of the leadership of the city of Debrecen, it was possible to maintain independence; it remained a peculiar city-state, defining the internal development of local society and the formation of urban identity for centuries to come. Continue reading
Budapest is the capital of Hungary, its main political, cultural, commercial, industrial and transport center. The city consists of three historically formed parts – Pest, Buda and Obuda, in January 1872 united into one city.
The history of numerous wars and invasions, the constant destruction and perestroika created Budapest today, with a mixture of styles born in those periods when a proud and cheerful nation with love restored its city, a city of charm and character, both European and exclusively Hungarian. The collection of palaces, churches and monuments of Budapest is declared by UNESCO a World Cultural Heritage. Continue reading
Famous for its many nightclubs and beautiful beaches, the Mediterranean island of Ibiza (another pronunciation of the name is Ibiza) is visited annually by a huge number of tourists from around the world. The wonderful climate, discos, electronic music, warm and clear sea water – this is what attracts most travelers here. But some tourists arrive on the island only to see historical monuments that are under the protection of UNESCO. Among these attractions, a special place is occupied by the ancient castle, the first mention of which dates from the XII century. Continue reading