Szombathely, the City of St. Martin – Hungary in Pictures
Fanni Kaszás 2018.11.16.
In our weekly Instagram compilation, we are exploring a Hungarian city every Friday, to show you the most beautiful places outside Budapest. This time, we are traveling to Szombathely, the city where Europe’s most well-known saint, St. Martin was born. Szombathely – also known as Savaria by its Roman name – is the only city in the Carpathian Basin which has been continuously inhabited for 2000 years. The city has a rich history: one of the most significant trade routes of Europe, the Amber Road was stretching here; it is the place where Emperor Claudius let the veterans of the Roman Legion settle down. ; and the Iseum of Szombathely, the third largest Isis shrine in Europe can also be found there.
In the next addition to the series, we are again exploring beautiful parts of Hungary, outside the capital. Don’t forget to use #hungarytoday on Instagram to boost your chances of making it to next week’s compilation!