Héviz is a balneological resort on the shores of the thermal lake of the same name, which is a unique creation of nature not only in Europe, but throughout the world, both in size and in chemical composition of water. The largest warm-water lake in Europe fascinates tourists with its water lilies blooming from May to November. Its healing water is rich in mineral salts, and the bottom is covered with silt with a high content of radium.
Heviz Resort is 6 km from the historic city of Keszthely.
Heviz resort is considered one of the most visited balneological resorts of the famous tourist region of Hungary, Balaton. The climate in the resort is temperate, summers are warm, long autumn, wet winters, early spring. Continue reading
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
In the era of ancient Rome, this place between the Tiber and two hills – Yanikul and Vatican, was occupied by the circus of Nero. Here he was martyred and the Apostle Peter was buried. Under Pope Anaclet, a small tomb basilica was built on this site.
In 324, Emperor Constantine replaced the modest tomb with a basilica in the style typical of the early Christian churches of Rome. Completed in 349 by Constantius, the son of Constantine, this basilica over time has been significantly enriched by the generous gifts of the popes and wealthy donors. It was here, in this basilica of Constantine, that Charlemagne in 800 received the crown from the hands of Pope Leo III, and after him the emperors Lothar, Louis II and Frederick III were crowned here. Continue reading