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Matthias Fountain, Budapest
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See the iconic Matthias Fountain, one of the most photographed monuments in the capital city. Located in a courtyard of Buda Castle, the monument depicts Matthias Corvinus, a famed king, and his hunting party. Notice the king's coat of arms decorating the niche above the hunters. The bronze female figure to the right is Szép Ilonka, the young woman the king fell in love with while he was disguised as a commoner. When Szép Ilonka discovered his identity, she decided their love was impossible and died of a broken heart. She is immortalized in the fountain, forever looking at her lover. By using our Budapest vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Matthias Fountain and other attractions in Budapest.
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  • Beautiful fountain dedicated to hunting. The characters are like animals besides arresting
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  • Beautiful and unusual fountain statue as people like frozen unfortunately not worked I recommend to look will see and will
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  • A remarkable fountain that combines the main legends about King Mattias in symbols arranged on the fountain. Amazing especially the dogs which evoke the best tale.