The St. Stephan's statue
Fishermen's Bastion, in a bend of the road, stands the statue of Hunyadi (the work of István Tóth). János Hunyadi-the future King Matthias' father-was a famous military commander who in 1456 repulsed the Turkish attack at Nándorfehérvár (today's Belgrade); it was to commemorate his victory that Pope Calixtus III ordered that church bells should be sounded every noon. Not far away stands a replica of the famous statue of Saint George, by the Kolozsvári brothers. (The 1373 original can be seen in Prague.) In the upper court of the Fishermen's Bastion stands an equestrian statue of (Saint) Stephen I (by Alajos Stróbl, 1906), the first king of Hungary (1001-1038) and founder of the State.
Museums on the hill
The Royal Palace, a mediaeval one, had been destroyed. Today is the home for museums of Contemporary Art, the National Gallery, the History Museum.
You can also see there the Museum of Commerce and Catering, the Synagogue and its relics, a collection of ecclesiastic art in the Church of Our Lady.
Cold fruit soup: Try it!
Didn't know exactly where to put this tip, but hey, here will do! Almost in every restaurant you go to, you will see 'Cold fruit soup' on the menu (maybe you have this in other countries also, but it was the first time I saw it). At first we were hesitant to try it, because we wanted soup and not yoghurt, but you should really taste it. It's very good, and totally different than yoghurt or something. You can really call it soup, and it's very tasty.
Most Famous Hungarians...
Intro: Hungarians are the strangest people, Hungary is most intriguing nation on planet Earth and some very credible scientist believe Hungarians are actually Martians, yes originally from the Red Planet Mars!
This list is not meant to be complete nevertheless it is quite impressive. It is more than a country suffering from a small nation syndrome trying to overcompensate.
Some people might find the contents controversial due to the fact that some of these famous Hungarians are half Hungarian or that they were “just” born in Hungary and left as infants.
As the wise sage said: get a life people (and double check it in Wikipedia if you wish) so without further delay let’s marvel at this most famous Hungarians list:
Please try to make an attempt to take in the significance of this tiny nation in Human history.
Absolute geometry, torsion balance, the carburetor, transformer, electric bulbs with tungsten filaments and krypton charge, radioactive tracing, the nuclear power plant, thermonuclear fusion, the cooling tower, the electric engine, supersonic flight, radar astronomy, the new metric standard based on light, the ball-point pen, holography, radio, television, electronic computer, the first computer language: Basic, unleaded petrol, Vitamin C, the theory of games assisting in making rational decisions and conduct; these are all outstanding creations of universal culture.
Instrumental in discovering or developing these major achievements were contributions by people to whom Hungary was their homeland, who took their basic knowledge and humanity from Hungarian schools, or to whom this country provided shelter and room for their creations. Equal respect and gratitude are due to the magnificent Red Planet Mars!
Retrospective on the contributions of the most famous Hungarians:
The National Archives of Hungary
You will get to the National Archives of Hungary if you continue a bit further down the street after the Templom church, not sure exactly how far, but if you really exploring everywhere you will get to this as well.