Statue of Queen Elizabeth, Budapest

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  • Streets, squares, a bridge, an island and even an entire area , Pesterzebet, are named in the Hungarian capital in honor of the Empress. Elizabeth of Bavarian (1837-1898) - Empress of Austria, queen of Hungary was the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph. Relatives and friends called her affectionately Sisi (Sissi). In fiction and film, you can find a version of Sissi's writing. Her fate is tragic. She was married at the age of 16, Franz Joseph she did not like, constantly traveled, which led the monarch to connections with numerous mistresses, from which he even had extramarital children. Elizabeth did not care about her personal safety, refused even from protection, which led to despair of her ...
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  • To the northwest of Elizabeth Bridge is a statue of Elizabeth, Habsburg empress and Hungarian queen. Consort to Franz Joseph, 'Sissi' was much loved by the Magyars because, among other things, she learned to speak Hungarian. She was assassinated by an Italian anarchist in Geneva in 1898 with a sharpened needle file. What a brute. - lonely planet
  • Nice statue but it's in a very small park. The statue is of a queen who liked to give bread to the poor but was forbidden to by her family. The story is that one day she went out with loaves of bread in her skirt when a relative accosted her and asked what was in her skirt. She opened her skirt and the bread had miraculously turned into flowers.
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