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. Using our custom trip planner, Budapest attractions like Matthias Fountain can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Immediately after the Castle Hill there is this monumental fountain dedicated to and inaugurated by King, thanks to the presence of several sculptures feature fountain in it.
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  • There is a little construction / maintenance going on in the surrounding area at present and we were in the area doing a free walking tour literally 150 meters away from this place and missed it entir...  more »
  • Went just past, but it's probably nicer, when there is water! Not a great experience, maybe I go again this summer, to be able to see it live.
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  • Pretty impressive fountain with beautiful statues, at the Buda castle. Popular tourist attraction, good photo opportunities.
  • The Matthias Fountain built in the western forecourt of Buda Palace was built in Neo-Baroque style and was inaugurated in 1904. The statuary group depicts a hunting party led by Matthias Corvinus, the king of Hungary. Sometimes is compared with Trevi Fountain in Rome.
  • Such a cool statue.
  • Makes a nice sound, too
  • Interesting statue.
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