Maybe it isn’t a well known fact that really Budapest was born after three cities melt together:Buda, Pest and, eventually, Óbuda. In Hungarian language Óbuda means Old Buda, Ancient Buda, and, in fact, it is the more ancient part of the city.
Founded by the romans, nowadays Óbuda seems much more like the most recent of the Budapest district, at least as far of the architecture is concerned. However there still are some beautiful niche that resembles more a small town in countryside instead of the most ancient part of this big capital city.
This is, for example, the beautiful small Fo ter, the Main Square:
But just few, really few meter after, in north direction, you will find an amount of modern (not modernist at all)architecture that recall in my mind those of some zone of Naples, such as Scampia …
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Proceeding in north direction, just at the top of the MArgit island, you will find the Obuda Isle, where eventually every year takes place the Sziged festival and, er, where I usually every saturday go to dance trance music (at Mokka Cukka):
But the very hard part of this trip doesn’t began yet. Just to dominate the entire district, there is an hill, the (in)famous Matyas hegy. After the name, I decided to climb with my secessionist bike (in the sense every day it is even more about to leave us …). Really an effort ! At first you will see the Kiscelli castle ..
… and after all depends on your legs !
Just at the very end of my trip I was able to find some impressive secessionist architectures. At first, Karoly Kos …
A former synagogue :
And a couple of other buildings. Really, one of them keeps me in mind a certain building by my beloved Revesz and Kollar. Ihave to investigate but mine are more than joust a doubt …