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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  • They say that it represents the rescue of a girl by the King Matias, when he met some hunters who wanted to rape her. In the end he falls in love with her but soon after he dies.
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  • We visited St Mathias church and the square etc, and well worth a visit but somehow we just managed to miss the fountain. Looks like now that we have missed something so my advice is to take the time ...  more »
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  • The Fountain of King Matthias is a must see because it is the most beautiful outdoor part of Buda Castle.
  • I took my selfie with this fountain. In my country, we have palace's but you can not get inside unless you are a politician. Once the president calls you, you can get inside. I visited 2-3 palaces, but they are all ruined. Unlike here, standing in its majestic glory. Can't wait to see what's inside. 5 stars for it's majestic glory.
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