Matthias Church, Budapest

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At Matthias Church, admire an eclectic fusion of architectural styles. Originally built in the 14th century (although an 11th century church occupied the site previously), the church has undergone major expansion and renovation, most notably by the hand of Frigyes Schulek from 1873-96. On the outside, a rococo spire laden with snarling gargoyles and intricate detailing rises out of the main body of the church--a 15th century construction in the French style. Colorful chevrons and diamonds adorn the roof. Step inside and you'll find an interior even more elaborate than the exterior, where 19th century geometric patterns and tilework complement the restored medieval frescoes, bright stained-glass windows, and fluted pillars. Head upstairs for views of the Danube, or downstairs to see the treasury, which includes a replica of the Crown of St. Stephen. Plan to see Matthias Church and other attractions that appeal to you using our Budapest tour planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Is no longer as years ago accessing the Matthias Church freely accessible, because today a Museum is connected. So and buy ticket! The building is equipped with numerous mosaics inside historisierend and the single quite remarkable works of art as more the historical significance of the House of God, which impressed are less. The fact that Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife often visited the worship, is also the exhibited exhibits in the Museum on the mezzanine of the aisle. Especially the organ sound and acoustics!
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is a church built in the 13th century, as amended subsequently by the Turks and restored in the late 19th century in neoclassical style. Is perhaps the most beautiful church I've visited in Budapest, is located on the Buda side of the city, after crossing the bridge, take the cable car and you arrive at this beautiful church adjacent to Bastions of fishermen, great vantage point. Worth visiting.
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  • August 17, 2017
    If you are in Budapest, then it is definitely worth taking time over to Buda and see Matthias Church. The Church itself is worth the trip, but when you are up there now, so you can enjoy the view of the Fever ... it's a great view!
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  • March 23, 2017
    Amazing church. You must go inside, do not hesitate to pay for it. Beautiful painted walls, pretty stained glass walls and you can go up to the gallery. There are few chances in churches to have a look from above. Even they allow you to go inside a kind of Royal Box above the altar. There's a free guide in English you can take with you to help you in your visit but it is printed too small to read.
  • April 25, 2017
    Great looking church surrounded by many things to see. One part looking over the whole town. A must place to come if you like photography.
  • May 2, 2017
    A Church with a gift shop inside! ~5 € entrance. yes the church is nice, but this is too commercial. A gift shop in a church. Ok, make profit, but please outside of the church.
  • March 8, 2017
    Beautiful church on the top of a hill . There are entrance tickets both for the church and the tower (tower tours start every hour) with discounts for students. The church itself is small but beautiful, with golden ornaments, paintings and statues and two small exhibitions (religious artifacts as early as the 18th century and King Charles IV coronation, 1916). It is an important part of Hungarian history.
  • March 31, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful. If you are fit to climb 197 small steps, then buy a ticket and take the tower tour. The views are incredible and the roof of Mattias Chirch is so beautiful (see pic).

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