The two courts of the palace


The palace has two inner courts, an open (mpeg!) and a closed one. In the open court there is a fountain with a group of statues the most interesting of which is that of King Matthias in the hunting gear of the age.

The entrances to two museums are in this court. One leads to the Hungarian National Gallery in the centre of the complex, whereas the Museum of the Hungarian Working-Class Movement is housed in the wing to the north. The southern wing contains the Palace Museum (the Budapest History Museum) which displays the history of the Palace and the city, the Gothic halls and the recently excavated Gothic sculptures.