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There are a lot of nice thing to see in Kossuth square, but the panoramic view from there is also interesting . On this picture the focus is on the Matthias Church, another architectural jewel from the time when the country was celebrating its millennium. The church is on Castle Hill on the other side of the Danube, officially called as the Church of Our Lady, but better known as Matthias Church, after King Mathias he expanded it. It was built as a parish church in the 13th century, later become the place of coronation of kings. During the Turkish occupation of Buda it was a mosque. Between 1874 and 1896 Frigyes Schulek (1841-1919) practical rebuilt this church, so what we see today is generally regarded as his work. Also partially visible on this picture the Fisherman Bastion, designed by Schulek as part of the church restoration project. The bastion was built as a viewing terrace with 7 lookout towers, two of them visible on this picture. The terrace is connected to the banks of Danube below with a wide beautiful staircase, named after Frigyes Schulek. I put a close-up picture of the roof of the church into the Workshop, it was taken in 2001 from the Fisherman Bastion.

Close-up view of the tiled roof of Matthias Church

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