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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 in the back of Buda Castle that is a must see. The statues are amazing and there is no charge to enter this area.  more »
  • This is a beautiful fountain that you cannot miss if your planning to go to Buda Castle . The fountain which sadly on our visit was not in operation still looks amazing with what looks like a hunting ...  more »
  • This is a magnificent monument (not a fountain when we were there, too early in the year I guess). We had the place to ourselves to take pictures as we were there early but later on of course it was s...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Interesting statue.
  • Makes a nice sound, too
  • nice
  • Nice fountain