What was Aquincum and how much of it remained?
Aquincum was a Roman military camp and civilian settlement in the territory of present-day Budapest, also in the present part of Óbuda. The Romans occupied Transdanubia in the second half of the first century. The written history of the area of Budapest begins with this Roman place, Aquincum, which was founded around 89 on the right bank of the Danube, near a Celtic settlement. Sure, the history of Aquincum goes far back in history.
The Aquincum Museum, located in today's Óbuda, evokes and presents the remains, memories and atmosphere of an ancient Roman settlement. The cultural institution was founded and it is maintained by the Major of th III. District, at Szentendrei út 135.
This museum also belongs to the Budapest History Museum, so just like the other units, it can be visited free of charge with the Budapest Card. The museum is easily accessible by bus from the city center.
The museum is the largest collection of Budapest's Roman archeological and historical monuments. Bálint Kuzsinszky, the head of the local excavations, was able to fully open his work to the public in 1894. The museum was built in a part of the area of the former civic town of Aquincum, mainly based on the results of excavations there.
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