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Fishermen’s Bastion

Posted in Budapest Castle by arpiboy on December 19th, 2006

Fishermen’s Bastion Budapest
Built on medieval foundations. Fishermen’s Bastion is a series stairways and corridors between two corner bastions which connect Hunyadi Janos street with Trinity Square (Szentharomsag ter).

The open galleries are supported by columns and there are parapetted terraces at the top. The edifice was constructed between 1895 and 1902 to design by Frigyes Schulek. Seriously damaged during the Word War II (WWII), Fishermen’s Bastion was restored 1954 by Laszlo Boros.

Matthias Church Budapest

Posted in Budapest Castle by arpiboy on December 18th, 2006

matthias church
In the Budapest Castle on the east side of the Trinity Square (Szentharomsag ter) rises the magnificent bulk of Matthias Church. Dating back to the early Middle Ages, it was rebuild at the end of the 19 Th. century.

A walk around the exterior and the visit inside, including the Treasury downstairs are not to be missed. Matthias Church was the coronation church of the kings of Hungary and it also contains the remains of King Bela III and Ferench Queen, Anne of Chatillon, whose sarcophagi can be seen in a side chapel on the north side.