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Matthias Fountain, Budapest

Categories: Fountains, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Dokonale prepracované umelecké dielo s fascinujúcimi detailami. Ak ste na hradnom vrchu, určite sa pri nej zastavte. Perfectly sophisticated work of art with fascinating details. If you're on the cast...  read more »
  • Prior to visiting this fountain site in Buda Castle, we were briefed on certain background information relating the love story behind the statues seen at site, King Matthias and the peasant girl. Anot...  read more »
  • The Matthias fountain, located near the castle of Buda, generates not only surprise and fascination, but reflection, due to its complexity. I believe it is one of the most beautiful in the world.
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