Budapest Castle District Tour
A Storied Landscape
Buda Castle - More Than Folklore and Fairytale
Do we go inside Buda Castle?
We explore the Castle from its exterior - in fact, the Castle is not one single building but a Castle complex, now housing various museums and libraries. We will go inside the Matthias Church during the tour.
Dóra holds degrees in art history, English, and medieval studies, and she currently works as the curator of early Italian paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest. Her primary research interest is medieval and Renaissance art, and she is the author of various articles, books and other publications in this field. She also has extensive experience as a lecturer and tour guide, and has a particular passion for the history of her home city, Budapest.
Szonja is a historian, a teacher and an experienced tour guide, with a deep interest in cultural, social and urban history. A native of Budapest, she has studied and lived extensively in Oxford, Jerusalem and New York. She holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford, and MA degrees from Oxford and Budapest. Her main field of research and interest is Hungarian Jewish history and cultural history, and she is especially intrigued by issues related to changes in national identity and language choice. She has lectured and published extensively in her field, in English, Hungarian, Hebrew and Yiddish. As an educator her passion is to tell the story behind the facts, and as a tour guide to show the stories behind various layers of a city or region - historical, social and architectural alike.
Nada Zečević has a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies. Originally from Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina), for the past 17 years she has been living in Budapest. As a scholarly researcher, Nada focuses on history and society of Central and Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages, and these regions’ connections with other European realms, namely the Apennine peninsula and Byzantine Empire. The topics of her specialization include medieval charters and scripts, migrations and exchange, towns and their societies, memory and image of the Other, and modern uses of medieval past. Her current research focuses on religious relationships between medieval Hungary and Bosnia. In addition to her scholarly work, Nada is actively engaged in projects dealing with the popularization of history. This all allows her depict Budapest’s past and present as an ongoing saga of various perceptions and vibrant interactions between the city and its people.
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