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    Lukács Bath, where Kodály conducted standing on a bench

    The building complex of the Szent Lukács Thermal Bath already existed in the 18th century; however, we can talk about today's bath only since the mid-1880s. The Lukács is a concept not only for those who want to recover, but because of its atmosphere; prominent representatives from the world of artists have often turned up here. According to a Lukács legend, their regular guest, Zoltán Kodály was even allowed to swim in the zigzag there. This week, the story of the Lukács Bath comes to life.

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    May I sprinkle you? – Easter customs

    Easter is considered to be the greatest holiday in the Christian world, however, due to the additional holidays and customs associated with it, we prefer to name this period as the Easter holiday circle. In addition to its biblical implications, it is also referred to as the Feast of Coming of Spring. Since there is no set date for the Easter holiday, it is related to the spring equinox, the first full moon that follows, and is therefore considered a moving holiday. In the frame of my writing, we take a brief look at biblical relevance and festive traditions.

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    Secrets of Várkert Bazár

    In the December 1874 issue of magazine Vasárnapi Újság (Sunday Newspaper), a short news item appeared: “The construction planned under the Royal Castle Garden will begin in early January, according to the blueprint of our architect Ybl, which best appealed his majesty. The constructions must be completed in 3 years. ” Construction eventually took a little longer, from 1875 to 1883. This week we are dealing with the history of the Várkert Bazár or Castle Garden Bazaar, but in the contemporary photographs, not only the building, but also the changes of the palace and the navigation on the Danube come to life.

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    Divine “vaccines” - Wonderful memories of 18th-century folk religiousness

    For several months, the focus has been on what new vaccines are being developed nationally and globally, which of them have received official approval, and what types of vaccines have just arrived in Hungary. The virtual exhibition of the Piarist Museum, would like to give a taste of an age, when people could not yet trust in modern medicine or the professional pharmaceutical industry, where vaccinations did not yet exist, through the special memorabilia preserved in its collection.

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    Forgotten monastery and church ruins

    It is always impressive when one encounters a forgotten ruin while hiking. A slightly foundered sidewall, a Gothic window frame, an elaborated chapiter in the grass, and a forest that, while guarding the ruins from uninitiated visitors, also destroys it. This week we are visiting abandoned church and monastery ruins, from Bükkszentlélek to Nagyvázsony.

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Virtual exhibitions


Besides searching and browsing digitized cultural contents, visitors can view thematic virtual exhibitions from the records of MaNDA’s database, which are widened weekly. Our aim with the exhibitions is to introduce the cultural contents of the database in a new context, in a way that they would never be in the same virtual room otherwise, due to their spatial, legal or formal features. You can see our former exhibitions under this menu.

Establishment of Europeana


During the period of the Swedish EU presidency in April 2001 in Lund, representatives of the then 15 Member States formulated their demand that a breakthrough in the field of cultural digitisation was necessary. One of their most important issues was that a cooperative forum should be created in order to put cultural digitisation in the European dimension and the accessibility and visibility of the European digital cultural heritage must be promoted.