Mathias Church, one of the most interesting churches
in the country located close to the Royal Palace is
still a functioning church with regular masses. In Turkish
times all the furnishings were removed and all the decorated
walls were whitewashed and painted with inscriptions
from the Koran. Later it was converted into a Baroque
church and the rose windows were walled in. At the same
time the walls were repainted on the basis of fragments
found during the restoration.
the middle ages this area of the castle district was
defended by the Fishermen's Guild, and the area was
also a site of a medieval fish market. The Bastion with
its neo-Romanesque style looks as if it had played an
important role during the colorful history of Hungary,
but in fact it is hardly 100 years old.
Royal Palace and the Caste district dominates the
Buda skyline as it stands elegantly on the Buda hill
overlooking the more industrial Pest side.