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Turkish Relics

A cache by Fruzsa and Jucko Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/19/2002
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

A virtual multicache to discover some Turkish monuments in Budapest. Please email me the password.

This is a virtual three-station multicache. This way I have no further task, unless they move the buildings :) The Turks occupied Hungary for several hundred years and spent 150 years in Buda. Only few memories are left but I will lead you to three of them. The walk takes less than an hour.

1st stop: N 47°30.964' E 19°02.087' elev. 148m
Gül Baba Türbe. Gül Baba was a Turkish dervish (a militant monk), who died in 1541 in the Buda Castle in the present-day Matthias church, which was a mosque at the time. This building is his mausoleum, built between 1543 and 1548. Turkish pilgrims came to visit during the Turkish rule and in the 19th century. It is worth to take a look inside. It is beautifully illuminated at night, you can even see the crescent moon from Margaret bridge. The whole hillside got its name from Gül Baba: Rózsadomb means Rosehill and Gül means rose.

2nd stop: N 47°31.094' E 19°02.169' elev. 106m
This building is in a very sorry state, half hidden by an ugly fence. I wonder if they will ever renovate it or if they are waiting for it to collapse. As I did not find it in any guidebooks, maybe it is just Turkish style.

3rd stop: N 47°30.660' E 19°02.291' elev. 122m
Several thermal baths in Buda date back to the Turkish era, this one was built between 1565 and 1578. This is a thermal bath without any hot water of its own: The hot water came from the present Lukács bath (several hundred meters north from here, opposite the 2nd stop). But this bath was the only one inside the fortified area: they wanted to have a bath even during a siege.

To verify that you have found all three monuments, before reporting your find please e-mail me this password:

1-4th letters: To the left of the Türbe there is a gate. what is the word on the gate?
5th letter: The first letter of the name of the restaurant (pub?) at the other end of the small lake. This is also the name of the lake
6th letter: The coordinates point to the corner of the building. The last letter of the password is the first letter on the sign with 2x4 letters.
Note: This password is identical to that needed to log your find on geocaching.hu. (GCtork on .hu)
This is a virtual cache because it is situated in the heart of the city. The only place fit for even a microcache is the first stop but this would mean searching in a very littered area (often with homeless guys around) and I do not want to show you the ugly side of Budapest.

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