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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  • It is a small triangle square that is just a short walk from the Vienna Gate. The plaza has a Kazan memorial fountain and is surrounded by national Archives and churches.
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  • It is accessed through the Vienna Gate and there is a view of the library, and the Church. It is only enough to go up this street that will bring us to church Mathias.
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