Fortress at Guyula, Hungary

by Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D. on November 27, 2010

In 1956, the Hungarians revolted against Soviet rule and in return, the Soviets pretty much leveled the country to the ground.  Almost all the buildings I saw on my trip to there in 2002 dated from the early 1960s.  They were ugly, boxy, and very obviously Soviet.  This fortress is in Guyula, on the border between Hungary and Romania.  Supposedly, it is the only fortress to survive the Soviets.  The locals call it a castle, although it is really just the walls and watchtowers of a small garrison, with no interior left.

Guyula Fortress at Sundown

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Jerry Clifford from minneapolis homes for September 17, 2011 at 10:23 am

The picture does not look very appealing but in that country it must be a monument because of what it reminds the people there about. Maybe it attracts very many tourists and brings revenue to the country. After all they say old is gold.

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