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BUDA-PAST: ICONIC BUILDING OF BUDAPEST THEN AND NOW

Do you know which iconic building of Budapest can be seen on this vintage photograph and approximately when it was taken?

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Wait! Here is a little help: It is now the property of the Republic of Turkey. The monument can be found not far from the Margaret Bridge in the district of Rózsadomb.

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Nowadays, it looks like this.

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Answer: On the second vintage picture you can see a Turkish delegation on front of the iconic building in 1910. By the way, it is Gül Baba’s octagonal tomb (türbe) is located on Mecset (mosque) Street, Budapest. The tomb was built by Mehmed Paşa, beylerbeyi of Buda, between 1543 and 1548. The site was restored in the 1960s and ultimately in 1987 when an Islamic Centre and Mosque were built surrounding it.

via: wikipedia.hu; egykor.hu;

photos: egykor.hu; falanszter.blog.hu; 2.kerulet.ittlakunk.hu