Hungary: Gyor

Another historic town – Gyor – has a well preserved old town core jam-packed with 17-18th century baroque houses and religious buildings, including a Bishops Palace. The central Vienna Gate Square is particularly attractive, as is the area where three rivers – Danube, Raba, and Rabca – come together. The town has a very long history, founded by Celtic tribes, rebuilt by Romans, fortified by Slavs, remodeled by Hungarian Magyars, spruced up by Germans and Austrians, and made nearly boring by communists. The townhall is another big attraction, as are yellow Icarus city buses, seemingly unchanged since the 1990s.