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2019. August 29.

The city in Hungary with the third highest concentration of historical monuments, the Baroque city, the city of rivers, one of the country’s citadels of sport, the children’s city, the city of festivals, Győr is all these things and more. Come and get to know the center of the Kisalföld (the Little Hungarian Plain), a city that is so much more than the home to Hungary’s largest automobile factory. ONE city, a THOUSAND possibilities. Experience them!

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Built in Neo-Baroque style, this is a U-shaped, two-story building with monument status. This building is one of Győr's most renowned pieces of real estate, it is the city's symbol. From its tower, the folk song starting with the lyrics 'the wind blows off the old Danube' can be heard every hour and the bells chime at 11 AM and 5 PM. On October 25, 1956, the revolutionary crowd removed the red star from the building's facade and the Győr Council was formed here the next day.

The building trademarked by Jenő Hübner was consecrated ceremoniously on March 19, 1900. The buildings external proportions: its length is 85 meters, its width, 40 meters, the tower is 59 meters high. The main facade of Győr's City Hall features a Baroque coat of arms carved from stone. There are over 200 rooms in the building. The tower is reminiscent of the Fire Tower built in 1792 and demolished in 1894. The regionally apt folk song beginning with ''the wind is blowing off the old Danube'' plays every hour from the tower of City Hall and at 11 AM and 5 PM, we can hear the chiming of the bells composed by Attila Reményi, a composer from Győr. Visitors must register ahead for permission to enter the tower, the Auditorium may be viewed on Tuesdays by registering priorly at the Baross Street Visitors Center.

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Szakolczai Attila: 1956. Forradalom és Szabadságharc Győr-Sopron mOtheren (17-27. o.)

On the city's walking street, under the address 18, there is a marble plaque and the red brick pavement upholds the memory of the Fehérvári Gate (1792) and the fire tower built above it once served to protect the city. The road cannot be crossed without already noticing the artwork known as the 'Boatman's statue' from afar. It was created by Iván Paulikovics in 1997.

The statue is a popular meetup point for locals and visitors alike.

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Győr's renovated Baroque main square is an important site in the life of the city. This is where the Mary Column, the Benedictine Complex, the Apatúr House and the Iron Log Trade Sign, among others, is located.

At the center of the square, we will find the Mary Column commissioned by Lipót Kollonich Bishop of Győr in 1686 to commemorate the retaking of Buda from the Turkish. This is the location of the Benedictine building complex. The Saint Ignatius of Loyola Benedictine Church, monastery and high school was built by the Jesuits in the 17th century. After the order was disassembled, the Benedictine order gained ownership of the building complex. On the southern side of the square as a part of the Benedictine monastery, there is an early Baroque pharmacy museum still fulfilling its original function. The Lloyd building operates today as a part of the Benedictine school, this was originally an inn at the end of the 15th century. It came into its modern form when renovations were completed in 2010. Under the corner terrace of the building under Széchenyi Square 4, there is an iron log. According to tradition, craftsmen coming to Győr each strike a nail into the log, thus, it became an iron log. In fact, the iron log is the trade sign of a spice seller who had been operating here since 1830. The Apatúr House is among the most beautiful specimens of later-Baroque bourgeois architecture in Győr, it dates back to the 17th century, but in its current form originates from the 18th and functions as an exhibition venue for the Flóris Rómer Museum of History and Art.

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The square was fully renovated in 2015 and is an important central space of the city, it is the main venue for all large events held here. The Pulzus Statue, an unusual work of art, can also be found here.

This circular, 4-meter high work of art is made of stainless steel and both surfaces of the relief are covered with reflective material. The viewer can see themselves in the 'mirror' as well as the buildings, bridges, and rivers in the area. The work of art can be rotated around a vertical axis by hand. On the edge of the disk, we can read all the names the city’s rivers and the city itself bore over the course of history. This unusual piece of art is the work of Zoltán Pál.

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The icon of the Weeping Virgin Mary, the Saint Laslo Herma and the memorial of the Beatified Vilmos Apor can be found in this early Baroque style church. Visitors can become acquainted with the history of both the Győr diocese and the city in general when viewing the exhibition at Káptalandomb and the top of Püspökvár offers a beautiful view everyone can enjoy.

The Saint Laslo Visitors' Center (Basilica Museum, Püspökvár-Lookout Tower, Chapter House, Vilmos Apor Memorial Exhibition, Diocese Treasury and Library, Museum House) on Káptalamdomb offers guests the opportunity to become acquainted with the history of the Győr diocese as well as the city itself. The cathedral was founded by the king Saint Stephen. Its first incarnation was in Romanesque style in the 11th century and after the Mongol invasion, it was reconstructed in Gothic style. After the Turkish conquest, the church suffered extensive damage and was rebuilt in early Baroque style, The present Louis Seize steeple dates back to the 1680s. The final version of the church interior was completed in 1780, this is when the frescoes on the walls and ceiling were painted. The cathedral was declared a basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1996. The northern side-aisle of the church houses a significant sight, the painting of the Weeping Virgin Mary brought from Ireland in 1655 which wept blood on March 17, 1697Saint Patrick's Day. In the 15th century, János Héderváry had a chapel built to extend the cathedral's right side, this is where the Saint Laslo Herma, an exceptional artifact of medieval Hungarian goldsmith work, is kept. The marble memorial of the martyr bishop Vilmos Apor can also be found in this chapel. The Püspökvár is the center of the thousand-year-old Győr diocese, a curiosity of the building complex is the residential tower dating back to the 13th century. Its top yields a beautiful view and in the basement visitors can see an exhibition about the life and work of Vilmos Apor.

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Thanks to the multitude of flowers and trees, the island is awash in color for the majority of the year. So, it is no surprise that its a popular spot for lovers to meet, a place full of excitement and splendid little nooks to hide away in. This is the site of the World War I heroes' memorial as well as the little Music Pavilion and the boathouse, a building with historical monument status.

Continue your journey to Radó Island. Thanks to its multitude of flowers and trees, the island is awash with color for most of the year. A perfect place to take your date if it's an intimate, romantic setting you wish for.

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On Bástya sétány (Bastion Promenade) under the castle wall by the bank of the Rába river stands the life-size statue of Saint Stephen. The ornamental cannons brought from Vienna in the 19th century can also be seen here. When you walk along the riverside promenade, it is worth going all the way to Dunakapu Square to take in the view.

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Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 3 km
Duration: 00:18:33
Ascent: 51 m
Descent: 15 m
Refreshing point: Nincs
Level difference: 15m
Created: 2019.10.04
Number of appearance: 4909
Number of viewing: 3067
Győr Időjárás

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