Thursday, January 25, 2007

Things To See in Budapest I. - The Buda Castle District

Buda Castle, which is the part of the Budapest World Heritage Site since 1987, was built in the 14th century by Prince Stephen. King Sigismund Luxemburg of Hungary greatly enlarged the palace between 1410 and 1420. Unfortunately, serious damage was caused by Hasburgs, and Turkish. Finally, Buda Castle was destroyed in the great siege of 1686 when Buda was captured by the allied Christian forces. In the heavy artillery bombardment many buildings collapsed and burned out. Buda Castle was rebuilt between 1850 and 1856.

Buda Castle district offers a great amount of joy. There is fantastic view to the city from the Fisherman's Bastion (and maybe it's even more breathtaking at nights). Furthermore, Buda Castle district itself is also a beautiful place with Mathias Church, Hungarian National Gallery, old, beautiful houses which give the atmosphere and memories of a medieval capital. There is even a labyrinth in Buda Castle area.

The Szechenyi Chain Bridge and Buda Palace. Photo by Paul Mannix

View to Budapest from the Fisherman's Bastion in Buda Castle district. Photo by stevec77

Streets in Buda Castle district. Photos by J.C. and Elin B

Hungarian National Gallery in Buda Castle district. Photo by Metadragon

Mathias Church in Buda Castle district. Photo by alias65

Fisherman's Bastion in Buda castle district in winter. Breathtaking view to Budapest from it. Photo by QuintanaRoo

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