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Tragor Ignác Museum - Memento Mori Exhibition

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Tragor Ignác Museum - Memento Mori Exhibition

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History of Vác with young local historian
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I grew up in Vac and live here since then. I know the city by hearth. All the nice spots, restaurants, cafés and places to visit. <br><br>Vác is the most famous city of Hungary when it comes to baroque architecture and unique monuments such as the triumphal arch, the only of it's kind in Hungary. <br><br>The prison played a crucial part of the history of the 20th century. It has been "home" for well-known politicians, poets and patriots. <br><br>The beautiful Danube promenade offers a stunning view from the city. A romantic vibe for everyone seeking it. <br><br>Vac is also the symbol of millennial tolerance among it's citizens, which shaped the people and let them prosper.
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majesty318 wrote a review Oct 2019
Rahway, New Jersey1,574 contributions340 helpful votes
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Vac is easily reached from Budapest Nyugati station. Trains run frequently and range in time between 25 minutes and an hour, depending which route you take. Once arriving in Vac, it's about 10 minutes walking into the center where you will find the church, some ruins, and this fascinating little museum. Note, they do not take credit cards. You can purchase a ticket for just the mummy museum, or for a combination of other sites in town, which is what I did. Upstairs from the crypt, there is a room with artifacts and information, everything in English as well. You must be accompanied by a guide into the crypt and I found it absolutely fascinating. I actually ended up with a private tour of the church crypt and the Pannonia House in addition to the museum. Not sure if this always happens or if it was just a slow day, but it was a pretty cool experience. I spent about 2 hours on the private tour and then headed back to Budapest. I definitely think Vac is worth a half day visit, if only for this museum.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Anamaria D wrote a review Jun 2019
197 contributions54 helpful votes
The mummy exhibition is basically one room with three mummies and some decorated coffins, some of babies too. You can prolong your time by reading the explanations in English on the wall. They will also give you a tour of an exhibition concerning the town of Vac and the lives of some of the people mummified before that so you can spend more time there. Everywhere, take your time reading the explanations in English because the guide does not speak English. The visit does not last long but do give yourself a lot more time to visit Vac because there is a lovely town centre, an impressive cathedral and a few other sites you might not want to miss.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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cnn73 wrote a review May 2019
Jacksonville, Florida559 contributions41 helpful votes
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Took a day trip to Vac while staying in Budapest. Went by train because boat was not running until May. Train trip was about 30 minutes and Museum was a short walk from the station. Square and nearby church were lovely as well. Vac was a much larger city than I expected. There was a guide who took us through the museum and down to the cellar. The stairs are a bit steep but not bad. The exhibit, along with the mummies and caskets were fascinating. After our visit to the museum we strolled along the river, visited other areas, and ate lunch on the square. Great place to visit.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Diána N wrote a review Jun 2018
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There were great programs all around the square at Vac but by far the most fun was the mummy at memento mori! Don't miss it if you're around! Ars memorandi
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Date of experience: June 2018
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csiga2015 wrote a review May 2018
Budapest, Hungary5 contributions1 helpful vote
Really nice, but a little small, exhibition. Really interesting insight into the life of an 18. century city. English texts included.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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