Wandering about Budapest

A BUDAI VÀRNEGYED (Castle Hill)

A BUDAI VÀRNEGYED (Castle Hill District)

Matthias Church (Church of Our Lady of Buda) is located in front of the Fisherman’s Bastion at the heart of Buda’s Castle District. It was originally built in Romanesque style in 1015, although no archaeological remains exist.

Matthias Church Budapest

Matthias Church Budapest

The current building was constructed in the florid late Gothic style in the second half of the 14th century and was extensively restored in the late 19th century.

Main Alter of Matthias Church

Main Alter of Matthias Church

Interior of Matthias Church

Interior of Matthias Church

Treasures of Matthias Church

Treasures of Matthias Church

Portrait Bust of Elisabeth of the Austrian Empire

Queen Elizabeth of Hungary, 1837-1898, Sculpture located in St Matthias Church in Budapest.

Gellért Hill is a 235 m high hill overlooking the Danube. It was named after St. Gerard who was stoned, pierced with a lance, and his body thrown from the hill into the Danube.

Gellért Hill and View from the Hill.

Gellért Hill and View from the Hill.

Walking up on the Gellért Hill to the Citadel.

Walking up on the Gellért Hill to the Citadel.

At the top of the hill is the Citadel, from which a view is available to look down both directions of the Danube.

Walking to the Citadel on the Gellért Hill

Walking to the Citadel on the Gellért Hill

The Citadel was built after the 1848–49 Hungarian uprising by the ruling Habsburg Austrians, as it was a prime, strategic site for shelling both Buda and Pest in the event of a future revolt.

The Statue of Liberty on the top of the citadel hill. Bishop Gellért statue on the citadel hill.

The Statue of Liberty on the top of the citadel hill. Bishop Gellért statue on the citadel hill.

Gellért (Italian (980 – 1046) was the first Bishop of Csanád in the Kingdom of Hungary from around 1030 to his death. He is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church and is the patron of Budapest.

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Going down the Gellért Hill. (St. István Statue and Cave Church)

Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere) is one of the major squares in Budapest, noted for its iconic statue complex featuring the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars and other important national leaders, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Arrived at the Heroes' Square

Arrived at the Heroes’ Square

Heroes' Square, Budapest

Heroes’ Square, Budapest

The tomb of the Unknown Soldiers of the Heroes' Square, Budapest.

The tomb of the Unknown Soldiers of the Heroes’ Square, Budapest.

Statue of Seven Chieftains of the Magyars, Heroes' Square

Statue of Seven Chieftains of the Magyars, Heroes’ Square

The Seven chieftains of the Magyars

The Seven chieftains of the Magyars. The picture is from a brochure.

The Seven chieftains of the Magyars were the leaders of the seven tribes of the Hungarians at the time of their arrival to the Carpathian Basin in 895 AD.

Left wing; Kings of Hungary, Stephen I, Ladislaus I, Coloman, Andrew II, Béla IV, Charles I, Louis I.

Statues of the left colonnade; Kings of Hungary, Stephen I, Ladislaus I, Coloman, Andrew II, Béla IV, Charles I, Louis I.

Statues of the right colonnade; People who fought for the dignity of the own country. John Hunyadi, Matthias Corvinus, István Bocskay, Gabriel Bethlen, Imre Thököly, Francis II Rákóczi, Lajos Kossuth.

Statues of the right colonnade; People who fought for the dignity of the own country. John Hunyadi, Matthias Corvinus, István Bocskay, Gabriel Bethlen, Imre Thököly, Francis II Rákóczi, Lajos Kossuth.

Museum of Fine Arts Budapest

Museum of Fine Arts Budapest

The Museum of Fine Arts is an eclectic-neoclassical construction in Heroes’ Square, facing the Palace of Art. It was built by between 1900 and 1906.

Kunsthalle Műcsarnok (Budapest Art Gallery)

Kunsthalle Műcsarnok (Budapest Art Gallery)

The Budapest Art Hall or Palace of Art (Műcsarnok Kunsthalle) is a contemporary art museum and a historic building located in the Heroes’ Square Budapest. The large neoclassical style structure was completed in 1896. It was originally built for millennium celebrations.

The Great Market Hall (Central Market Hall, Hungarian “Nagyvásárcsarnok”) is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest.

The Great Market Hall Budapest

The Great Market Hall Budapest

The Great Market Hall is located at the end of the famous pedestrian shopping street Váci Street and on the Pest side of the Liberty Bridge at Fővám square.

The ground floor of the market.

The ground floor of the market.

Most of the stalls on the ground floor offer produce, meats, pastries, candies, spices, and spirits such as paprika and caviar.

The upper floor on the market.

The upper floor on the market.

The second floor has mainly eateries and souvenirs.

Stalls of the Great Market.

Stalls of the Great Market.

At a fruit shop, my friends are enjoying watermelon. They really love Budapest and watermelon.

At a fruit shop, my friends are enjoying watermelon. They really love Budapest and watermelon.

I do not like shopping with woman, so I am going back to the hotel  alone.

Going back to the hotel along the Danube.

Going back to the hotel along the Danube.

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