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Hungary, facts and history in brief
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Baja is a medium sized, pretty, Hungarian city, situated
beside a navigable branch of the River Danube, in southern
Hungary, near the Serbian border.
Baja is the capital of the Baja district, an important
commercial and service centre for the sorrounding area.
The city has a number of schools, high schools, teachers
college, technical institutes and some major and many
A number of Hungarian religious orders have monasteries,
schools, high schools, order-houses and seminaries in
Archaeologist found signs of Baja's early settlement.
First written references mentioning the local Franciscan
Order in 1260.
In 1472 King Mathias I, gifted Baja to the Czobor family.
In 1526 Baja was occupied by the Turkish forces until
When the Turks were chased out of Hungary, Baja was
rested in the Hungarian Crown.
During the Realm of Maria Therese Baja became Antal
Grassalkovich property, and large portions of the sorrounding
farm remained in the hands of the Grassalkovich family
Many well known Hungarian writers, poets, politicians
and inventors came from Baja.
Hui Chin and I found Baja very interesting and
On our way to Baja, we met a very friendly and intelligent
Before our train arrival to Baja, we asked him if can
recommend us a place to stay.
Attila Gombár (Environmental Scientist), did much
better than just telling us about Hotels in Baja, although
his young and pretty wife came to the station to meet
him, they escorted us to the Duna Hotel, probably about
4 km from the station.
We were very happy with the Duna Hotel, the staff were
helpful, obliging and negotiable, that pleased us no
Hui Chin and I tried Baja's famous 'Fish soup' and other
fish dishes at the popular eatery on the Danube Promenade,
by star-light, after some sightseeing.
Next day we spent some more time sightseeing.
There are many picturesque churches, architecture and
Municipal, City and Government buildings to admire and
We been through Baja a few times before, heading somewhere
else, never really had the time to get to know the place
Click-click-click went my camera.
Thanks Gombárs and thanks Baja.
You can click on these photos for an enlargement.
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