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  • Day8

    Noch mehr Budapest

    July 25 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Wir haben es geschafft und sind wieder in Siofok. War ein Klasse Tag in der Hauptstadt der Ungarn und das Wetter war uns hold. Kein Tropfen Regen. Danke an die Wetterfee!😘 Mit Abendbrotstop bei KFC ( der nicht zu empfehlen ist in Siofok) geht es jetzt nur noch auf die Couch und morgen wieder an der Strand!🌊🌤️Read more

  • Day3

    Buda Castle District

    March 31, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Tour of Buda Castle District UNESCO World Heritage site with our private guide Timea, local Hungarian guide and historian, this am. Including Matthias Church, National Archives, and Buda Castle/Royal Palace, now home to three museums.Read more

  • Day5

    St Mathius Church & Fishermans Bastion

    December 17, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    Well we set off today with the objective of investigating Buda. So we went out and got onto the big bus and headed across the river to Buda, we got off at the end of the chain bridge. Here we bought tickets for the Castle Hill bus which is just a small electric bus which carries about 12 passengers. It is also a hop on-hop off service. We went up to the first stop which was Matthias Church. This was really ornate, very tall and and located above Fishermans Bastian. Unfortunately the church was closed so we could not view the inside. This church was built during the 19th century and completed just after the turn of the century in the very early 1900s. It is supposed to be a replacement for the original church in which the first Hungarian king was married and built on the same location.Read more

  • Day5

    Fishermans Bastion

    December 17, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    From Matthias Church we went to the viewing platform and took some photos of the Pest side of the river and Parliament House and then proceeded down to the lower areas of the Fishermans Bastion The Buda side castle wall was protected by the fishermen’s guild and this is the reason why it was called fishermen’s Bastion.Read more

  • Day19

    Castle Hill - Fishermans Bastion

    June 28, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Winding cobblestone streets and leafy promenades of Castle Hill lead past baroque houses, attractions include Buda Castle, a palace which has been razed and rebuilt over centuries, now home to the Hungarian National Gallery and Budapest History Museum. The turrets and terraces of Fisherman’s Bastion offer views over the Danube and Matthias Church.

    Fisherman's Bastion has seven towers representing the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 895. The panoramic view of Danube, Margaret Island, Pest to the east and Gellert Hill can be seen from the terraces and towers.

    The Buda side castle wall was protected by the fishermen's guild and this is the reason why it was called fishermen's Bastion. Other people say, it got the name from the part of the city, which lies beneath the tower. The guild of fishermen was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages.

    A bronze statue of Stephen I of Hungary mounted on a horse, erected in 1906, can be seen between the Bastion and the Matthias Church. The pedestal was made by Alajos Stróbl, based on the plans of Frigyes Schulek, in Neo-Romanesque style, with episodes illustrating the King's life.
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  • Day19

    Matthias Church

    June 28, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Matthias Church is over 700 years old. The church was the scene of several coronations, including that of Charles IV in 1916, the last Habsburg king. It was also the venue for the great Hungarian King Matthias' two weddings, hence its name.

    The history of the church serves as a symbol of the city’s rich past. The eastern gate of the church was built in the 13th century, when Buda was founded following the Mongolian invasion. The central part of the church was built around 1400, and from the 14th century, monarchs were crowned here as kings. In the 15th century, King Matthias’ royal wedding was also held here. During the Turkish conquest, soon after Buda was captured, the church became the city’s main mosque. The walls were whitewashed and covered with carpets. After the Turkish occupation, Buda lay in ruins. In the 17th century, an attempt was made to restore the church in Baroque style.

    Towards the end of the 19th century, a major reconstruction took place, and the building was restored using many original parts and regained much of its former splendour. The roof is covered with the famous ceramic tiles, making the building even more beautiful. Today, Matthias Church remains one of the city’s most prominent buildings.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Buda, Boeda, بودا, Budin, Буда, Budín, Budim, ブダ, 부더, Будим, บูดอ, 布达

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