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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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  • 這個教堂比起歐洲其他的教堂,並沒有其他特別雄偉的地方,裡面能參觀的部分也很有限,但約花半小時就結束了,不過因為參觀費不貴,且又能拍照,所以還是推薦大家來看看得,畢竟布達佩斯的景點實在不多,通常會跟漁人堡一起參觀。 
  • The Church is very beautiful, is an explosion of colour and rich decorations. The price for admission is excessive, since in my view but does not include a guide and explanations inside are pretty slim.
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  • Simply stunning .... from the custodians dressed in their embroidered coat opening the entrance door from the inside for you as you approached to the beautiful stained glass windows and incredibly det...  more »
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  • The Matthias Church is one of my favourite places. The church is just beautiful with a roof that reminds the best Gaudi buildings. Inside the church you have an small exposition that you can visit as well. You can do the tower tour which has very good views of Budapest. The surrounding area of the church is just brilliant, and the Fisherman's Bastion is an awesome piece of architecture.
  • Superb medieval Gothic style cathedral with vaulted ceilings and elaborately painted interior walls. Upstairs gallery gives good view and also little museum on sa me level. Shop on ground floor. Good rainy day trip. See also adjacent 12th C chapel.
  • This Cathedral was breathtaking inside. There was a small fee to get in, just a couple Euros, and was well worth the visit. Go inside and see this place! They allow pictures and occasionally have symphonies and other things going on in the evenings. Great place to visit!
  • Even if you dont plan to visit the church from inside although it is recommended, the pictures taken outside the church are always wonderful. It a nice piece of gothic architecture
  • The tiles on the roof are very colorful and are actually weather proof. Worth a visit just for the exterior of this building.