Make Heritage Fun

My name is Bence Béres and I am from Hungary. I was born in a little town called Szekszárd, but when I was 4 years old, we moved to a very small village, named Medina. This village lies next to the Sió canal and a beautiful forest. Because of I have grown up there, to save our traditions and heritages is a very important thing for me. It is a very sad thing, that there are a lot of values in the world and we often let these things to be lost or become forgotten. That is why I support any effort or organization, that try to do against this problem and save our heritages, for instance UNESCO.

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I have lived in Budapest since 2013. This is the capital of Hungary and one of the biggest city in Europe. I have been in many cities in our continent, like Paris, London, Brussels or Vienna, but Budapest still is my favourite. I think this is one of the most exciting city and it is full of life. A lot of cultures have mixed here, this is one of the reasons, that this place is very colourful. There are more Hungarian places on the list of UNESCO World Heritages, like Tokaj Wine Region, Caves of Aggtelek or Hortobágy National Park, but I choose my hometown to write an article about it.

In Budapest there are more places of the World Heritage List, The Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and the Andrássy Avenue. I go to school by bus or tram through the  river embankment every single day. I could see the Parliament, what is one of the most magnificent building, that I have ever seen. The Danube is one of the greatest and longest rivers in Europe, and it divides the capital, on the western side, there is Buda and on the otherside, there is Pest. The Buda Castle Quarter is very famous of Medieval, Baroque and 19th-century churches, buildings and houses. This is a historical place, with a lot of important memories of Hungary. The Castle was built on the southern tip of the Castle Hill, and on the northern part there is the Castle District. The first royal residence was built by King Béla IV between 1247 and 1265. The favourite places of the tourists are in Pest, but in my opinion, to walk through these pretty and authentic streets is very good fun. I often come here to study, I love to sit down in front of the Caste Bazaar, where I can see the Danube and Castle too. You can approach the Castle by a lift, but you can also climb the hill.

One of my favourite place in the capital is the Andrássy Avenue. This is one of the oldest streets in Budapest, there are many-many beautiful buildings there. On this street, you can find a lot of famous buildings or monuments of Budapest, for example The House of Terror, or The Hungarian State Opera or the Ferenc Liszt square. The street starts at the Ferenc Deák square and end at the Heroes Square. Andrássy Avenue offers you a lot of sights and experiences, so if you come to Budapest you have to visit this place.

Unfortunately, because of my studies I couldn’t participate the Make Heritage Fun event on the 20th of December, but I have read an article about it on the website of GoUNESCO. I attend ELTE Socialsciences Faculty, and I learn Internation Studies. I am very interested in the international affairs and organizations. We have learnt about UNESCO, due to that it has aroused my interest. UNESCO does a very important thing in the world. In this multicultural world, to keep contact between countries and cultures, to save our heritages and spread the importance of these objects is a very weightly thing. I believe in the international collaborations, because we can keep peace and security in the world. The goUNESCO program is a very good idea, because we have to have an effect on the younger generations, and the best way is the online way for it. We have to know and respect each other’s cultures and values, and we have pass on these matters. I am interested in culture and history too, that is why I respect the work of the UNESCO very much.

I hope I could join to this internship, and I can help the work of the organization. I love travelling, making friends and working in a team, that is why I think the GoUNESCO internship program could be a good choice for me.

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Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue – Hungary

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Make Heritage Fun My name is Bence Béres and I am from Hungary. I was born in a little town called Szekszárd, but when I was 4 years old, we moved to a very small village, named Medina. This village lies next to the Sió canal and a beautiful...