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Matthias Church, Budapest

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • Matthias Church is beautiful inside and outside. It was crowded while we were there. The ticket line was long. It was worth the wait in line to see the beautiful aspects of the church. The church is v...  read more »
  • Sadly the church was closed for a wedding ceremony:( we couldn't get in even after the wedding because one of the guards there said there is two more weddings . The church is very beautiful from the o...  read more »
  • Spectacular church up the Hill of Buddha with a fantastic environment as it is the fisherman's Bastion. The ascent to the tower is dispensable are 197 steps.
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  • 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!
  • Quite a sight - was right next to our hotel but a lovely landmark to orient oneself from. It can be seen all the way from the Pest side if you're near the river. My wife managed to get inside at some point but it was frequently all closed up so do some research before making the trek if you're not nearby.
  • Probably my favorite church ever. The interior isn't all marble and gold like most other extravagant churches, but that's what makes this church unique and magnificent in its own way.
  • The view is amazing and the church is very beautiful. It is totally worth going inside!
  • Great looking building right next to other great looking buildings. When visiting Budapest you have to get yourself to this place.
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