The Little Princess is one of Budapest’s best known and most popular bronze statues. The statue is life size and looks like a child sitting on the fence along the Danube River bank.
If you walk down the hill from the Citadel towards Erzsebet Hid (Elizabeth Bridge) you will come across this statue of St. Gellert, an eleventh-century martyr. It is located in a pleasant spot with an artificial waterfall. The monument stands some ten meters high and was built in 1904.
Officially named as the Church of Our Lady, Matthias Church has been popularly named after the greatest Hungarian king, Matthias Corvinus, “Matthias the Just”, known in Hungarian as Mátyás király, who ordered the construction of its original southern tower. In many respects, the 700 year history of the church serves as a symbol (or perhaps […]
The Liberation Monument (Szabadság Szobor), which is a 14m-high female figure holding the palm of victory, stands at the top of Gellért Hill. It was erected in 1947 to mark the liberation of the capital from the Germans in 1945 by Soviet troops.
The Halászbástya or Fisherman’s Bastion is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest, near Matthias Church. It was designed and built between 1895 and 1902 on the plans of Frigyes Schulek. Its seven towers represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled […]
Széchenyi lánchíd or Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Budapest, and was opened in 1849.
Buda Castle (Hungarian “Budai Vár”) is the historical castle of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, Hungary.
Photos of a Christmas market that was setup in one of the town squares in Budapest.
St Stephen’s Basilica (Hungarian “Szent István-bazilika”) is an ecclesiastic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honor of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c. 975–1038), whose mummified fist is housed in the reliquary.
The Great Market Hall or Central Market Hall (Hungarian “Nagycsarnok”), on Fővám Tér in the 9th district, is the largest indoor market in Budapest. It was designed and built by Samu Pecz. A great number of stalls offer a huge variety of vegetables, fruit, cheese and meat. The roof has been restored to the distinctive […]