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St Rókus Chapel, Budapest, VIII.th district

This chapel has a very long history. Even in the IV.th century stood a cemetery-chapel here. After 1945 when the church was hit by a bomb (the tower had to be reconstructed) the archeologists found rests of this so called Cella Trichora, say early christian chapel. After the destruction of this ancient chapel, in the XI.th century the inhabitants of that period built another one of wich only the founds remained. When, in 1711 the plague slaughtered the biggest part of the population in Pest, in 1711 they rebuilt this chapel in baroque style wich was modified in 1741 as a thanksgiving: in fact, the new pestilence, in 1739-1740 didn`t hit Pest-Buda.

Budapest, VIII.th district

Amongst the former suburbs, the VIIIth district (Józsefváros) has the most attractions. Your can find the National Museum, the Kalvin Square, József krt., and the Fiumei Cemetery in this district.
It is a small district on 6.8m˛ with 90,000 inhabitants. There are 299,000m˛ of parks in this district, of which the largest one is the Orczy Garden. (Source: Vendégváró)

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