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The Városliget (City Park), which starts just behind the Hosök tere, holds the Vajdahunyad Castle, a somewhat kitsch imitation Transylvanian castle which incorporates no less than 21 architectural styles from across Hungary’s regions and was built in 1896 as a celebration of Hungarian art and design. In the courtyard is a statue of the monk Anonymus – a celebrated twelfth-century chronicler of Hungarian history. An artificial lake at the foot of the castle is filled with water for rowing and pedaloes in summer and an ice-rink in winter.

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