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    King Matthias relief on the Tower
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    St. Nicholas Church tower
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    Pope Innocent XI
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    Fortuna Utca

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jun 10, 2005

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    Fortuna Utca, Uri Utca, Orszaghaz Utca and Tancsics Mihalu Utca are four parallel street and they are the heart of Buda. Fortuna Utca was, during the Middle Ages, the street of the French artisans. The today name is given by an hotel which was built here in the 18th century.

    Fortuna Utca
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  • Buda

    by blint Updated Nov 28, 2004

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    An outline of the things to see in Buda:

    Castle Hill (Varhegy) where you can find lots more to do and see:

    The National Archives featured in the photo below.

    The Magdalene Tower.

    Matthias Church on Szentharomsag utca which houses the Museum of Ecclesiastical Art.

    The Fisherman’s Bastion where you can get great views of the Danube and the Parliament building.

    The Royal palace which is also the National Gallery and the Budapest History museum.

    Below the Castle Hill there is a series of
    Labyrinths which are also a museum that goes through the stages of human society.

    To the South of Castle Hill you can find the
    Citadella a Hapsberg fortress.

    The Gelert Thermal Baths at the side of the Gelert hotel.

    The Statue Park featuring all the communist statues that were removed from the city at xxll Szabadkai utca on the corner of Baltoni ut. Get the Volan bus from stand 2 or 3 to Dios`-Erd. Check it out at: Communist Statue Park

    The National Archives, Castle Hill
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    HEREND

    by belgianchocolate Written Nov 2, 2004

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    A little bit down the street from Ruswurm toward
    the Matthias church you will find 'Herend'.

    I'm sorry we are some kind of cultural barbarians
    but we spontaneously bursted out in a laugh.
    This is the best kitch one could probably buy
    in Budapest. Expensive and refined kitch that
    demands craftsmanship.

    Do I need to tell that half the glass entrance door
    is covered with stickers from credit cards
    and all other sorts of cards.

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    Orszaghaz Utca

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jun 10, 2005

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    Orszaghaz Utca is the main street of Buda. During the Middle Ages it was called Street of Italian and during the Turkish occupation it became Hamam yolu, street of the baths. Along the street there are many nice buildings with a Gothic facede made in the 15th century.

    Orszaghaz Utca
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    The Chloster of the Carmelites

    by 1courage Updated Aug 7, 2007

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    You can find this building right next to the Alexander Palace. It was built in the XVIII. century. In the period of Joseph the 2nd (1780-1792) the Carmelites had to leave the chloster. The beautiful baroque altar was brought to Sárospatak(you can still see it there in the main church of this town), and the whole complex was transformed to a fancy theatre. In 1942 the balcony fell down. After this the building were used as a weapon storage. In the wwII. also this building was havily damaged. This palace hosts today the National Dance Theatre, and the Foundation for the mantenaince of the Castle district, and you can find here a very good restaurant as well.
    But soon this will change: within a couple of years also the internals of this building will be recontructed for representative purposes. In fact it will be part of the office of President of the Republic.

    The Chloster
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    Budapest: a world heritage town

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jun 25, 2005

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    The banks of the Danube river and the Buda Castle quarter is one of the worlde outsatinding urban landscape and illistrates the great periode in the history of the Hunfarian capital was inscribed in 1987 on the World Heritage List. In the 2002 the site was extended with the Andrassy Avenue and its surroundings with the Heroes' Square and the Millennum Underground that it is a representative example of late 19th century social development and civil urban Planning.

    Budapest
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    Fo utca

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Jun 22, 2005

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    Fo utca is one of the nice streets of Buda. Along this street you can find many nice churches and thermal bathes like Kiraly furdo. On the two sides of the street you can see very nice buildings with facades built in different styles and time; from Baroque to Eclectic ones.

    Fo utca
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    ANDRAS HESS SQUARE

    by balhannah Written Apr 20, 2014

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    My next stop on my walk through old Buda town, was at András Hess Square to have a look at a religious statue. The statue was of Pope Innocent XI, which was erected in 1936, on the 250th anniversary of the liberation of Buda from Turkish rule. He was involved in organizing the re-capturing armies.
    This square is named after Andrew Hess, the first printer of books in Budapest in 1473.

    Pope Innocent XI
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    Buda's sights

    by DPando Written Nov 17, 2005

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    You get one of the most beautiful sights from BUDAPEST over the hill of course ..there are two ends and "4 corners" ..two of them looking to the river and the other two looking to the west..some other hills and neighbourhoods
    in the south end there is the Royal palace and museums in
    The Royal Palace is a symbol for hungarian always occupied or involved in wars. the turks occupied it in 13th Century, after the Habsburgs. Destroyed 3 times and rebuilt after, it keeps a neo-classical style taken on after 2 world war
    it doesnt take a long ride from one to other end, walking easily just 15 minutes or 20 as much as

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    Sculpture for one of the World popes

    by Raimix Updated Mar 4, 2011

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    For real, it is statue of Pope Innocent XI, erected to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Buda's liberation from the Turks. This statue is near the famous Hilton Hotel in Buda district, old town.

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    Buda - Entry at the Buda complex

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 14, 2011

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    This is the bus stop in front of the entry at the Fishermans bastion and the Matthias church.
    Of course, you can reach it also by foot. When passing The Chain Bridge you'll arrive at Clark Adam ter, turn on the right into Hunyadi Janos street and that's it.
    On this picture you can see the Jesuits Stars which lead up through the Fishermen's Bastion to the Matthias Church. The edges of the stairs and walkways are decorated by neo-Romanesque ornamentation.

    The Jesuits Stairs
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    ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH TOWER

    by balhannah Written Apr 20, 2014

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    In the old town of Buda I came across what looked to be a very old Tower with a King Matthias relief on the front of it. I didn't know what it was, but a little research has revealed it is part of St. Nicholas Church & Dominican monastery, built in the 13th century and destroyed by Mongolians in 1245. The church was rebuilt in 1500, then destroyed again by Ottoman Turks in 1541, only the Tower survived.
    In 1700 a new Jesuit college was built, incorporating the Dominican ruins with the tower.
    Once again, the Tower survived during World War II bombing which destroyed the college.
    In 1970 all the surviving ruins were incorporated into the new modern Hilton Budapest.

    King Matthias relief on the Tower St. Nicholas Church tower
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    Buda Quarter

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Aug 22, 2006

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    The Buda Quarter is a UNESCO world monument and features the former Royal Castle, the Church of St. Matthew, the Fischer Bastion and a beautiful ensemble of historic houses. As it is located on a hill overlooking the Danube, the bridges, Parliament and the Pest side of Budapest, you have the finest view on the city you can imagine.

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    Beautiful streets

    by pili Updated Jun 12, 2004

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    When you leave the palace, spend some time wandering through the streets around the palace. You will find beautiful cobblestone streets, as can you see in my picture..-

    %c Cuando abandonen el palacio, tomense un tiempo para recorrer las callecitas que rodean el palacio. Se encontrarán con bellísimas calles de adoquines, como puede observarse en la foto

    Beautiful street
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    Bind my Buda with this Pest please

    by dusanvrban Written May 20, 2007

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    Huh, what were people thinking of each other before this mega-bridges were built? Must have been worlds appart. As everything else in Budapest, you must see some of it's brilliant, great bridges. Sit and enjoy.

    I love freedom, Liberty behind me? I want this lion in front of my house! James Bond actually had a plane up here. :-)

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