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Matthias Fountain

Address: Budapest Castle Courtyard, Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest City Walking Tour
Ranked #25 of 230 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Landmarks
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Cluj County, Romania
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Hello! This place is a "must-see" location while visiting Budapest, to be more precise - while visiting Buda Castle and its surroundings. The guide told me that this fountain it is also called the ’Trevi Fountain of Budapest’. Indeed! It is very beautiful, especially by night, I agree. The architectural style is Neo-Baroque and, as I was also told, this... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's difficult to review all of the attractions in the Castle district because they come fast and furious - there's lots of them. This didn't particularly stand out from any of the other statues (the fountains had been turned off for the winter) but the entire area is well worth a visit.

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Budapest, Hungary
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You can not miss it, while visiting the Royal Palace. You will love it. The statues of the fountain are masterpieces.

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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Worth a visit as part of a walk around Castle Hill, this giant fountain is ornate and cleverly sculpted. Looks a little tired, but still worth a look.

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New Brighton, United Kingdom
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79 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This statue is in the forecourt of Buda castle and has, apparently, been called 'the Trevi Fountain of Budapest', although it is much smaller. It depicts a hunting party, at the centre of which is King Matthias with a dead stag at his feet. Impressive and I got some great photos!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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287 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a great fountain with so much detail to see. Sit opposite it and look at each little piece. Worth spending a bit of time just looking.

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Chatillon-sur-Seine, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you are in the area you must go there, the fountain is perfectly detailed In the summer there are no sunshine so you can have a fresh moment there. A perfect place for the young kids who want to enjoy a little bit the water

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Belgrade, Serbia
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108 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The fountain is located on the Castle Hill, within the Buda Castle. It is extremely detailed and, if you look at it closely, it tells a tail of its own. Simply wonderful.

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Budapest, Hungary
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49 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Matyas Fountain at Budapest Castle is absolutely stunning in its reality. It depicts Kind Matyas Corvinus at the hunt, complete with his hound dogs and the deer he is hunting. I grew up in the rural Southern US among deer hunters, and the hound dogs drew me particularly because they looked so real. I felt as if I was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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89 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The fountain is pretty but wasn't as big as I had expected. It's worth having a look when you're in the castle district. It's situated behind the national gallery.

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