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. Put Matthias Church and other Budapest attractions into our Budapest road trip planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Here King Matthias married Beatrice in 1474 and here, in 1867, Emperor Franz Joseph I and Sissi were crowned Kings of Hungary. For the girls grew up with the myth of Princess Sissi, this can only be a place to lose yourself in dreaming ...
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  • I’m not too fond of churches, but this one is very nice. Easy to reach with bus 16 from Deak Ferenc ter and a sight together with the Fisherman’s Bastion. We went there during the day and got tickets ...  more »
  • The entrance to the Church costs 1500 HUF what is ca €5. Price of admission is worth it definitely! The Church is super nice and great restored. There is also a gallery from the one above can look down. The Tower must be paid extra. My Tip: the Citadel of has the best view on plague, the continued fractions and also on the Castle Hill
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  • After visiting Fisherman's Bastion we viewed Matthias church from the outside and the inside, both equally as impressive. Amazing gothic architecture with beautiful roofs and painted walls on the inside. There were also some interactive elements inside that the children made good use of. Tickets are purchased at the front small building opposite the main Church entrance. Public toilets are behind this small building opposite the church, next to Fisherman's Bastion. Small change is required to use the toilets. There are donation boxes in the Church, where you can give in addition to the admission fee, although not compulsory.
  • This 14th century constructed Church named after king Matthias, who also married in this church. Nice architecture of this church looks very much contemporary. This church has an Art Museum inside. The interiors are a delight to watch. The Art Museum has good collection of Art and articles for public viewing.
  • Roof is stunning as is the location of the building, nestled close to the Fisherman's Bastion and the Buda Palace. two blocks away from the Houdini Museum. Only ONE bus to the top- #16. Starts on the other side of the Danube. You can take it at the bottom of the hill. Better than waiting in the long lines at the funicular.
  • This is where my walking tour finished up. The tour guide told us really interesting information about the church on the tour. I'd recommend joining a tour if you're looking for more in-depth information about the church. I personally love the architecture and brilliantly coloured roof! Definitely a 'must visit' for tourists!
  • Matthias Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Budapest, Hungary, in front of the Fisherman's Bastion at the heart of Buda's Castle District. An interesting place where several coronations of kings have taken place. A must visit Tourist attraction.
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