Öskü Church reminiscent of a mushroom ends in a so-called “big-pileated” cupola. It was built on a Roman watchtower in the 11th century, hence the oval layout. It is one of the few Hungarian round churches. Its top was probably tapered originally, but the cupola was redesigned in the baroque era. The unique church was restored in the 1970s.References:
The Château de Foix dominates the town of Foix. An important tourist site, it is known as a centre of the Cathars. Built on an older 7th-century fortification, the castle is known from 987. In 1002, it was mentioned in the will of Roger I, Count of Carcassonne, who bequeathed the fortress to his youngest child, Bernard. In effect, the family ruling over the region were installed here which allowed them to control access to the upper Ariège valley and to keep surveillance from this strategic point over the lower land, protected behind impregnable walls.
In 1034, the castle became capital of the County of Foix and played a decisive role in medieval military history. During the two following centuries, the castle was home to Counts with shining personalities who became the soul of the Occitan resistance during the crusade against the Albigensians.