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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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  • We found the fountain by accident, simply strolling in the castle erea. It was very impressive in the winter, with snow and everything. 
  • Great part was better be up Fortress (f) hotel fwtizetai Castle is pin for elxis many food and after going to the Castle a perfect halt and there
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  • King Matthias fountain is located in the courtyard of the Royal Palace, very elegantly executed and the legend of a beautiful Fountain. See for yourself, throw in the fountain to again arrive in Budapest.
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