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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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  • Just enter through a door to the great castle of Buddha, it is the famous Matthias fountain. It is right on the Esplanade and neo-Baroque style. I did remember (saving the distances but of the style) to the Fontana of Trevi in Rome.
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  • As part of the castle viit this is well worth taking time to visit. It depicts a hunting scence and the figures are wonderful. 
  • It is a precious source, with a beautiful history. We saw at night, and with lighting that they put, it is still more magical and beautiful. Throughout the area, in my opinion, is more worth seeing it at night, since it seems more grandiose Imperial
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