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Kapisztrán tér (Capistrano Square)

Kapisztrán tér (Capistrano Square) Review

Castle Hill's northernmost square was named after St. John of Capistrano, an Italian friar who in 1456 recruited a crusading army to fight the Turks who were threatening Hungary. There's a statue of this honored Franciscan on the northwest corner; also here are the Museum of Military History and the remains of the 12th-century Gothic Mária Magdolna templom (Church of St. Mary Magdalene). Its torony (tower), completed in 1496, is the only part left standing; the rest of the church was destroyed by air raids during World War II.

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  • Address: District I, Kapisztrán tér, Castle Hill, Budapest | Map It
  • Metro Várbusz (3rd stop from M2: Széll Kálmán tér).
  • Location: Várhegy (Castle Hill)
Updated: 06-22-2011

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