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Matthias Church, Budapest

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Architectural Building
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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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  • The church is striking from the outside because of its architecture and the orange, brown and gold tiles on the roof. The theme is carried inside where the colors are splashed on the walls from floor....  more
    The church is striking from the outside because of its architecture and the orange, brown and gold tiles on the roof. The theme is carried inside where the colors are splashed on the walls from floor....  more »
  • The tower is the highlight. Its a fair amount of stairs, but the view is worth it. There is no lift so if you have mobility issues this isn't for you. 
    The tower is the highlight. Its a fair amount of stairs, but the view is worth it. There is no lift so if you have mobility issues this isn't for you.  more »
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  • Old churches always amaze me and I love visiting them. This place is amazing. The red and green decoration on the walls is something to see! Along with the stain glass windows and amazing altar. There is also a little museum tucked away that gives you a story of this churches history. It's a must if you visit Budapest
  • Definitely add this stop to your walking tour of Budapest. The location of the church itself is worth checking out. The outside of the church is impressive. You have to purchase a ticket to the inside across the street at the ticket booths. The whole inside of the church is decorative and painted. There is another booth next door to buy tickets to the walking path across the street along the water with arch views along the water.

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