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Matthias Church, Budapest

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Must see · World heritage site · Religious Site · Historic Site
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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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  • Unlike so many of the grand churches of Europe, this church has an intimate feeling to it. Perhaps we were here with few crowds, but we have memories of quiet exploration throughout the church. 
    Unlike so many of the grand churches of Europe, this church has an intimate feeling to it. Perhaps we were here with few crowds, but we have memories of quiet exploration throughout the church.  more »
  • Beautiful church, I enjoyed going inside, there was an organ concert going on which made it more special. The altar is impressive and then there is a second floor which you can go upstairs and have a....  more
    Beautiful church, I enjoyed going inside, there was an organ concert going on which made it more special. The altar is impressive and then there is a second floor which you can go upstairs and have a....  more »
  • Visited here last week as part of a tour group. Church is smaller than most others but makes for a nice.visit. There are lots of other tourist sites within walking distance. 
    Visited here last week as part of a tour group. Church is smaller than most others but makes for a nice.visit. There are lots of other tourist sites within walking distance.  more »
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  • Beautiful church, you get to see what true creativity looks like when expensive materials like marble are not available. Great interior design, small exhibition and student discount granted even to Swiss citizens. Take your time to explore the connected area, there are many beautiful areas nearby so quite a win by default. Also you are going to catch a breathtaking view on the Pest side of Budapest. Truly lovely :)
  • Beautiful church, incredibly detailed. Was hard to find a brick that wasn't decorated. Easily worth it for me. Also has a small museum inside, which takes you up a floor for an even better view.
  • The most beautiful church in Hungary, they say. And one of the most beautiful I've ever visited, and trust me I've seen a few and the best around Europe! Easily beats some very heavy names out there! Very warmly decorated, really good vibes, the balconies and the upper level tour a super plus! Stunning to say the least.
  • Such a beautiful 🤩, monumental and peaceful place ⛪. No guide guy available here, so you need discover this place by yourself but no worries you will enjoy it 😉. You can take pictures 📷 without any additional fee. I was there during Christmas 🌲 time and there was a just one ticket sales counter 🙁, so I must wait in the queue for ~16 minutes. Don't forget also visit first floor of the church ⛪ which is included in the ticket as well. Tickets can be paid by a card 💳. This place definitely worth of your visit.
  • Never seen any other church like this. Absolutely amazing from inside out. The exterior and the tiles on the roof is fantastic. The interior is all painted out, it looks like a wallpaper but it's not. So beautiful. It's worth visiting

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