The streets of the district are sometimes broken by bends or slopes, and therefore you can often only see parts of them at a time. Owing to the influence of Italian architecture, the tops of the houses run parallel to the axis of the streets, which results in a restful and harmonious picture. It is this juxtaposition of historically interesting buildings that gives the district its pleasant atmosphere of the past.
Even on newer façades, we often find medieval door and window frames, frescoes or upper floors projecting on arches, and niches with seats in the doorways. No explanation has as yet been offered for this last feature of the architecture of medieval Buda. It is assumed that the servants of guests visiting the noble- men and rich citizens used to wait in these niches for their masters; in fact, those wishing to taste the wine of the house were probably also served here.