Matthias Church, Budapest

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At Matthias Church--within World Heritage Site Buda Castle--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. Put Matthias Church and other Budapest attractions into our Budapest road trip planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It is close to the opera house. there is no entry fees to visit the church. People can donate in the donation box. Visiting some area do require entry fees  more »
  • Disclosure, not entered the Church, we are saturated, but churches have received explanations on the spot (next to the Castle) on the special structure of the last renovations after World War II, explanations on the roof and paint. You can also easily searchable from outside in my opinion, without entering the entrance guard to visit inside the Basilica.
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  • This is a very impressive church located near the Buda Castle. The roofs of consist of 25000 mosaics, as we learned that is a real komopsotechnima!! Just next to it, is the fisherman's bastion.
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  • Personally, I think this is one of the most beautiful churches I've ever been to. The spires and roof tiles on the exterior really are something else. The interior does not disappoint either. It may not be as large or grand as other religious sights but I found that the patterns and designs were incredibly unique and interesting. The entire building is simply stunning.
  • Coming here is a wonderful experience. The church is in fantastic condition and the interior is beautifully decorated. I love things that are in the Gothic style. There is a small museum with a few artifacts that are of general interest. There is a fee to enter the church, which seems really wrong to me. For an additional fee you can climb to the observation deck. There aren't that many steps but they are narrow and steep. There is a place at the midpoint to stop and rest and see a few artifacts from the building's (re)construction. The view is amazing and worth the climb. The entire experience is a must-see.
  • This Neo-Gothic church, with the 6 bells in the 78m spire is iconic of the city. The ornate exterior is as impressive as the frescoes on all the internal walls and ceilings. A side chapel is the mausoleum of King Bela III and his Queen. Allow enough time, at least an hour, to appreciate this artistic and architectural masterpiece. There are 3 different entrance tickets for the options into the church and spires.
  • Nice place with a lot of history, tickets are sold separately for Mathias church, bell tower and fisherman’s bastion. Kids under 6 go free. There is also a funicular to go up and down but there could be a wait especially downstairs. The ground is very uneven and rocket if using strollers or wheelchairs. Many souvenir stores in the vicinity.
  • We saw the spectacular exterior, especially the gleaming roof. We could not enter (on a busy Sunday, in August) owing to a succession of weddings taking place in the church. Something to consider if you plan a visit.
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