Erdélyi Bastion

Erdélyi Bastion is a bastion at Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. It is sometimes called in English the Transylvanian bastion.[1] It is the strongest part of the fortification South from Bécsi kapu. Its floor plan is multi cornered; it looks like an Old Italian fortification.[2] It may have been designed by Domenico da Bologna,[1] although Paolo Giovio wrote that it had been built by János Szapolyai during the 1530s. The bastion is 50 meters long and 22 meters wide. Its wedge shaped facades are connected to the wall of the castle with wings.[2]

Erdélyi Bastion
Erdélyi bástya
Part of Várnegyed
The former Erdély bastion. Buda Castle. Babits Promenade, Budapest.JPG
Erdélyi Bastion is located in Budapest
Erdélyi Bastion
Erdélyi Bastion
Coordinates47°30′17″N 19°02′00″E / 47.5047°N 19.0333°E / 47.5047; 19.0333

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Historic Complex on Táncsics Mihály Street". Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
  2. ^ a b Budapest lexikon I. (A–K). Főszerk. Berza László. 2., bőv. kiadás. Budapest: Akadémiai. 1993. 384. o. ISBN 963-05-6410-6