Reök Palace


The Reök Palace is a mind-blowing green-and-lilac art nouveau structure, built in 1907, that looks like a decoration at the bottom of an aquarium. It’s been polished up to regain its original lustre in recent years and now hosts regular photography and visual-arts exhibitions. There's also a lovely retro-style cafe here.

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