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Budapest Castle District Walking Tour Including Fisherman's Bastion

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Beautiful detail on this memorable sight.

St. Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion are the two most visited sights in Budapest, St. Matthias being the most important. They are side by side in the Castle District. As... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion are the two most visited sights in Budapest, St. Matthias being the most important. They are side by side in the Castle District. As you approach the church, you enter Liberty Square and the Holy Trinity Column is front and center in this square. Built to commemorate the end of the bubonic plague and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice monument, well located. If you're dropping by the Buda Castle, it may be worth visiting this place too. Just be prepared to climb up a hill.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My little guidebook didn't tell me what I was looking at and most monuments etc. in Budapest don't have an explanatory plaque. I'm sorry now that I didn't know what I was looking at nor how old it was....early 18th century, and fortunately survived the war intact.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Holy Trinity Column is located in front of Mattheus Church at Buda city. This piece of art has been erected in memory of the plague tragedy known as Bubonic. The minute details are extraordinary on this column and you will find many tourists who take photos of this column. Once there you can continue your walk to Mattheus Church,... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beautiful column is in the square outside the Matthias Church by the fisherman's Bastions on Castle Hill. It's a stunning column, and very popular as a resting place, it is well worth a visit in its own right.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Holy Trinity Column or Plaque Column was erected there to memorise the plaque tragedy in past time. A nine piece of artwork near St. Mathias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. Good tourist spot for phototaking as well.

Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Close to Mattias church is the Holy Trinity Column, some also called it plague column, built after the plague tragedy. It is a very nice piece of work!

Thank Jivko V
South Easton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Hungary has not been the home of many military victories. Budapest has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. This spectacular plague column, reminds us our our nursery rhymes. "ring around the rosy..." It was erected to thank God for those who survived an out break of the Bubonic plague. The workmanship is fabulous. This is something you can visit on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Because it's surrounded by the amazing Mathias church and other old buildings, many overlook this magnificent piece of late medieval art. Very numerous details makes it one of the most elaborate plague columns I saw. Truly great.

Thank Aleksandar S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is not the only Holy Trinity monument near the Danube. But this one is unique. Placing this symbol of gratitude and survival here means that all generations will be encouraged to remember the scourge of the plague. This is a reminder that Hungry survived.

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The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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