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. Using our custom trip planner, Budapest attractions like Matthias Fountain can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nice fountain monument at buda castle. We visited during the winter so it wasn't working/switched on with the temperature being below freezing.  more »
  • The Neo-Baroque Matthias Fountain (a.k.a. Mátyás kútja) by Alajos Stróbl, sits in the western forecourt of Buda Castle. Some consider it the "Trevi Fountain of Budapest". The fountain depicts a...  more »
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  • Story : the first king of Hungary stands with his deer. You can see to the right hand side the partner of the king grieving for the deer. Several hounds and a man blowing a horn are present showing the effort of the hunt. Other note: meant to be similar to the Trevi fountain and fountains four waterfalls (can you spot them all). Located in the castle grounds.
  • Nice fountain next to the Buda castle, similar to Italian ones. Nice work of the sculptor.

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