The Little Princess, Budapest

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    Central Pest: The Little Princess

    by antistar Updated Oct 23, 2011

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    The Kiskiralylany Szobor (Little Princess Statue) has become a surprisingly popular tourist attraction, given it was only quite recently added to the Danube railing near the Vigado tram stop. The bronze androgyne, with her worn knees and oversized pixie crown, has become one of the most photographed sights in the city. Its location on the well walked promenade is obviously a help, but the statue does possess an almost lifelike charm that reaches out to passers-by.

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    The little princess

    by ophiro Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The little princess (Kiskiralylany in Hungarian) is a statue very close to the chain bridge and in front of the Buda castle but on the pest side.

    The bronze statue was created by laszlo morton and it is looks like a little child sitting on a tram's fence with a jester's hat.

    A lot of people come and sit near the statue and picture themselves so it is very difficult to take a good picture.

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    More like a little Prince

    by Gypsystravels Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Little Princess perched on the rail

    Located perched on the rails of the tram on the Pest side of the Danube you will find this statue designed by László Marton. I’m not quite sure why it is called the Little Princess, since it looks more like a Prince, but too each his own on how they interpret things.

    There are some really great views of the Danube and Castle District from this point.

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    The Little Princess

    by littlesam1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Little Princess is one of Budapest's best know and most popular bronze statues. The statue is life size and looks like a little child sitting on the fence along the Danube River Banks. It is listed in almost every guide book I read and on many internet sites. Being curious I had to seek out the Little Princess for myself. its definately a curosity. The statue is wearing a jesters hat and is perched on the rails of fence. It was designed by lazlo Marton. I am not sure what the big attraction is about this statue. I actually passed it a couple of times before realizing where it was located. Like many other things in Budapest from a distance it looks fine. Up close I found that one of the spires in its jester hat had been broken, probably by vandels. You can see the broken cap in my first photo here of the statue. If you are walking along the river front after viewing Parliment you might want to snap a picture of the statue just to say that you have seen it.

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    by Laszlo Marton

    by ivanab Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Made by Laszlo Marton and put on this place on 1990. It looks like a boy, because of the clothes, but if you check out the sign underneath the statue, you'll see it's a girl. The artist was inspired watching his little daughter playing in the garden dressed in a costume. The original is small, and now is saved in Budapest gallery.

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    The Little Princess

    by dejavu2gb Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Little Princess

    Whilst walking alongside the picturesque Danube Embankment, you will eventually pass Lazlo Marton's, little bronze statue of a child sitting on the railings by the tramline.
    Referred to as "The Little Princess", she is seen wearing a Jester's hat.

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    The little princess / urchin / streetkid

    by sourbugger Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    20p for  a cup of tea guv ?

    Ok Ok it sounds like this cutsey statue has been sponsored by the Disney Corporation, but one of the most well known statues in Budapest is a child-size bronze statue known as the "Little Princess." The urchin is sits Pest-side of the Danube, with the Royal Palace across the river behind her shoulder.

    I like the contrast between rich and poor in this vista.

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    Visit her

    by ozalp Written Mar 11, 2008

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    Little Princess is a work of Marton László.
    The sculptures are so alive sometimes. I think they live with us. The Little Princess is something like that. You can believe that she can easily jump from the fence and run, or play with other children. Bring her a chocolate or gum, may be she’ll talk to you.

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    Spot for a photo

    by muratkorman Written Oct 11, 2007
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    Little princess is a bronze statue which shares a picture with most of the tourists who visit Budapest. Just behind her, you can see Buda Castle. All my friends who visited in me in Budapest, took a picture with her. Here I put 2 examples.

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    Kiss kiralyno

    by sinisar Written Dec 14, 2006

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    29. IV 2006. 18:38

    The 'Little Princess' sits on a tram railing near Vigado ter. She wears a jester's hat and has a pensive look. Her knees have been rubbed golden by constant touching and she is (deservedly) in thousands of tourist photos of Budapest: the Castle looms majestically above the river behind her.

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    My Best Friend

    by edvin_br Updated Jun 5, 2004

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    Everytime when you walk a long the Danube river, near the big hotels and bridges, he will be there waiting for you to step over to hi, and sit near him for a few seconds... can you gues who im talking about??
    Yes... it is the little sweet boy with the clown hat that siting on the barrier just above the tram rails... so next time when you go next to him remember that he will always be there fore you for anything you need....

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    i really had to take a second look here

    by Mique Written Nov 28, 2003

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    Killing time...

    When you walk alongside the Danube on the Pest side, you'll probably see him witting there just as always.. Apart from that stretch being a nice part to walk as it is almost a boulevard.. he is just waiting for us vistors to notice him...

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  • Walk the Danube corso.

    by dtamas Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Little Princess

    Walk the Danube corso. This is the most touristic place (along with the parallel 'Váci utca') of Budapest, so I'm sure you won't miss it.
    Amongst the scenic view of Buda Castle Hill, there are more things to find here, like the bronze sculpture of the little princess sitting on the fence. A great opportunity to take a photo of you on her side ;-)

    I feel this little sculpture for Budapest is something like 'manaken pis' for Brussels, however, our little fellow is not as famous, we don't dress her, and she doesn't feel the urge...

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  • Little Princess

    by grkboiler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Little Princess

    As you continue walking south from Roosevelt ter along the Danube, you will see the statue of the Little Princess. It was placed on a railing in 1989 and was designed by Laszlo Marton.

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    Always there

    by Maggies Written May 12, 2004

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    Walking down Danube river between Chain and Elizabeth Bridge you meet this little boy. I met him only once but he's said be always there...

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