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Matthias Church, Budapest

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Architectural Building Historic Site
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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  • This was a beautiful church. The tile roof was beyond anything I've ever seen. The views from the outlooks near by we're perfect for pictures.  more »
  • The church is very impressive from the outside and appears much larger than the rather intimate interior. The walls and ceiling are lavishly painted and are both striking and beautiful. It is well wor...  more »
  • This is a beautiful church with a single tower rising straight up. Once inside you see columns with statues of saints and very colorful and decorative arched windows with stained glass. Once outside, ...  more »
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  • Amazing church. You must go inside, do not hesitate to pay for it. Beautiful painted walls, pretty stained glass walls and you can go up to the gallery. There are few chances in churches to have a look from above. Even they allow you to go inside a kind of Royal Box above the altar. There's a free guide in English you can take with you to help you in your visit but it is printed too small to read.
  • Great looking church surrounded by many things to see. One part looking over the whole town. A must place to come if you like photography.
  • A Church with a gift shop inside! ~5 € entrance. yes the church is nice, but this is too commercial. A gift shop in a church. Ok, make profit, but please outside of the church.
  • Beautiful church on the top of a hill . There are entrance tickets both for the church and the tower (tower tours start every hour) with discounts for students. The church itself is small but beautiful, with golden ornaments, paintings and statues and two small exhibitions (religious artifacts as early as the 18th century and King Charles IV coronation, 1916). It is an important part of Hungarian history.
  • Absolutely beautiful. If you are fit to climb 197 small steps, then buy a ticket and take the tower tour. The views are incredible and the roof of Mattias Chirch is so beautiful (see pic).