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Manchester Evening News - - TRAVEL -

The Szabo Ervin Li­brary, lo­cated in the Palace Quar­ter, is a mod­ern li­brary sur­round­ing a very old one. Orig­i­nally a palace for the aris­to­cratic Wenck­heim fam­ily, the build­ing was bought by the City Coun­cil and con­verted into read­ing rooms.

Go and pick out a book and read in the grandeur of his­tory or grab a cof­fee at the cafe. For only EUR1, you can reg­is­ter and gain ac­cess to the li­brary, so it’s pretty much free. Bu­dapest’s Gar­den of Phi­los­o­phy fea­tures a sculp­ture of artist Nan­dor Wag­ner’s in­ter­pre­ta­tion of

the world’s five main re­li­gions, gath­ered around an orb.

On the side­lines look­ing in are those who Wag­ner saw as lead­ers of spir­i­tual en­light­en­ment.

In­tended to show the de­vel­op­ment of hu­mankind and an aim for un­der­stand­ing, the gar­den is lo­cated on the hill over­look­ing the Danube and is the per­fect spot to stop and think a while. St Stephen’s Basil­ica is the largest church in Bu­dapest and home to the mum­mi­fied right hand of Saint Stephen him­self.

The hand has had many own­ers

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