Tucked away in Budapest, a remembrance of the long ago past.
You have to really take your turban off to Gul Baba. For a man who spent only a small part of his life in Buda he sure has staying power there. For nearly five centuries his tomb has retained a place among the city’s attractions. Despite sweeping changes in empires, rulers, religions and ideologies the tomb remains. Known as “The Father of Roses”, legend has it that Gul Baba was the first to introduce roses to the area. Not by coincidence the tomb is located in the 2nd District (Roszadomb – Hill of Roses) about a thousand feet west of the Danube in Buda. It is one of a very select few Ottoman Turkish sites left in Buda today.
The cobbled way up Gul Baba utca in Rozsadomb (Credit: Dguendel)
Getting to the site requires a steep climb up the cobbled, broken Gul Baba utca followed by a short…
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