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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  • Mattias church is part of the castle complex and is a wonder of architecture. Very reasonably priced entry tickets for either a tour of the church or the belltower or a combination of both are readily...  more »
  • Super nice place. With views over Budapest. A place you must visit if you are in Budapest. An incredible edifice
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  • The most beautiful church in Buda, fabulous surroundings. By bus you should go up and walk towards the Bridge lesétálni. An unforgettable trip!
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  • Very spiritual place. Beautiful architectural design inside and outside. It feels like you are in different time and century.
  • Beautiful church with painted walls and ceilings. Pretty unique; worth checking out.
  • Beautiful church. We arrived too late to enter, but the outside was breathtaking, especially the tiled roof. The tiles are made in Hungary and exported around the world. I just wanted to walk around and around it. Amazing.
  • Not worth the wait or costs from my point of view. Would highly recommend any other church in the city. All just as beautiful, less crowded and for free. Unless you wanna see a historical place and nice inside walls. The Bastille costs extra money and the panorama access as well...
  • Worth the small charge to go inside this beautiful church. There is a small museum inside and you can view the stained glass windows and immaculately painted walls and ceilings from many vantage points. The outside is quite breathtaking, particularly the colourful tiled roof

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