Western Forecourt of Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary

The Western Forecourt lets you savor the splendor of Buda Castle. On the left is the Grand Ballroom. The Neoclassical Baroque style was constructed in the mid-19th century during the reign of Franz Joseph I, the King of Hungary and Emperor of Australia. It now houses part of the Hungarian National Gallery. The copper-topped, Neoclassical dome may look old. However, it was constructed in the early 1960s by architect Lajos Hidasi. In the center is a statue of a horse wrangler. Hortobágy Horseheard was sculpted by György Vastagh in 1901 and moved to this courtyard in 1983. On the right is the Matthias Fountain.


Budapest, Szent György tér 2, 1014 Hungary


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