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Budapest and Krakow Renew Sister-Cities Agreement

Speaking in Krakow on Monday at an exhibition opening, Budapest Mayor István Tarlós announced that the Polish city and the Hungarian capital have signed a new sister cities agreement, wire service MTI reports.

The exhibition, On Common Path – Budapest and Krakow in the Middle Ages, as it appeared in the Budapest History Museum last year (Photo: budapest.hu)

The exhibition Mr. Tarlós was speaking at is entitled On Common Path – Budapest and Krakow in the Middle Ages, and is currently on display at the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow.

The exhibition, which displays more than 450 works of art, presents the development of Krakow and Budapest, highlighting common historical events from the 9th century until the early 17th century.

The exhibition was first displayed at the Budapest History Museum from March through July of year, attracting around 40,000 visitors. The exhibition will remain in Krakow at the Krzysztofory Palace until August 20.

The patrons of the exhibition are Presidents János Áder of Hungary and Andrzej Duda of Poland.

Organized as part of the Hungarian cultural season in Poland, the exhibition was jointly opened by Mayor Tarlós and his Polish counterpart, Krakow Mayor Jacek Majchrowski.

The two cities first signed an agreement to become sister cities in 2005.

Via MTI

Image via budapest.hu and mhk.pl