Szentháromság tér : Michelin's recommendations
The main square in the castle district or Trinity square, which owes its name to the Trinity column (Szentháromság szobor), which stands in the centre. This Baroque monument, the work of Fülöp Ungleich, was built in the 18th century to commemorate the plague epidemics in the 17th and 18th centuries. It was common practice at the time for the survivors to built a monument to the glory of God to thank him for having spared them. A large number of towns have a similar votive statue. Carriages can always be found waiting around the monument that will take you through the district. The Mathias church stands on the right-hand side of the square with its bell tower, a true example of lacework in stone, and its glazed tiled roofs. On the corner of Szentháromság utca, there is a Baroque palace built at the end of the 17th century by an Italian architect, which housed Buda's former town hall (Régi Budai Városháza). A pinnacle turret with a clock rises above what was formerly a chapel. Right in the corner, the statue of Athena, the town's guardian, is set in a niche under an arch. The goddess holds a shield sculptured with Buda's coat-of-arms in her right hand. There is a Neo-Gothic building on the other side of the square which house the former Ministry for Finance.
- Address : Szentháromság Tér H - Budapest 10141014Budapest
- Prices : free of charge
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