Becsi Kapu Square, Budapest

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Bécsi kapu is located at the Bécsi kapu square, Buda Castle, in 1st District, Budapest, Hungary. As the name suggests, it was the port connecting the Castle with the highway to Vienna.HistoryDuring the Middle Ages it was called Szombat-kapu (Saturday Gate), because markets were held in front of it every Saturday. It has been called Becs kapuszu by the Ottomans. Later it became Zsidó-kapu (Jewish Gate). One of its two side-gates were removed in the early 19th century, and in 1896, the whole gate was demolished. The current gate was restored in 1936, commemorating the 250th anniversary of Recapturing of Buda.DescriptionThe rebuilt gate, designed by Jenő Kismarty-Lechner, has a more symbolical, rather than functional value. Inscriptions, ornaments and relifs, including a running angel was sculpted by Béla Ohmann. Two parts of Bástya sétány are connected on the top of the gate. There are automatic barriers at the gate to mitigate transport in the Castle.Further reading Bécsi kapu (Vienna Gate) in the online database The Castle of Buda
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  • In the square stands the "Vienna Gate" Door symbol of access to the restricted traffic area of the Castle north of Buda. Historically it was known as the "Saturday gate" as on Saturday the local market was held in the square in front of it. After several name changes it is, today, known as the Vienna Gate precisely because it was the arrival point of the monumental complex of Budapest from the capital of the Empire, Vienna precisely. It is possible to climb to its top to admire the surrounding streets and, above all, the church dedicated to Margherita, daughter of the King sacrificed in the name of the liberation of the invaders. Don't miss it! @gargio76
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  • If the fortress enters the north side of the Vienna Gate, it will be immediately on the charming Triangle square-"The square of the Vienna Gate" It is a pity that this square is not only for pedestrians and which occasionally passes by which car. The square is framed by the Lutherian Church, the National Archives and several cheerful Baroque buildings. There is a fountain in the square, a small park with a few trees and several sculptures.
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