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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  • Matthias church simply stunning as are all the other churches throughout Budapest well worth a visit and take lots of photos.  more »
  • Really!! Do we have to pay circa €6 to have a chat with the big man?? Should catholic’s not get free entry 😇😂😂. But really nice inside.  more »
  • The church is well worth a visit. Stunning on the inside, just beautiful on the outside. Quite quiet when we visited and able to tour the facility easily.  more »
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  • Simply amazing and breathtaking, the details on the architecture of this building were impressive. We got to see it during the night and thanks to the lights you could see even more the details on the building. But I got to also enjoy you during the day even though it was kind of far but it was equally outstanding.
  • Beautiful place to spend your evening. You can see the city landscape from here. Good spot to take some group pictures. As the night grows the it gets more scenic.
  • Best to come here during sunset time. The view across the Danube over to the Pest side is amazing from up here.
  • Beautiful inside and out. Very spiritual. Magnificent architecture
  • Very beautiful, inside and out. Worth a visit for fans of history and architecture.
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