Matthias Church, Budapest

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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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  • Mathias Church is more like a cathedral. Nice gothic design and the area is very crowded. This whole area is quite interesting. Called Castle Hill, tourist are all over. The first time we stopped here...  more »
  • Fairly attractive church, inside and out, on Castle Hill. Shame they charge a fee to enter a church. Not any church but the one they used for the coronation of Hungarian kings for many centuries. For ...  more »
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  • The Matthias Church in Budapest is magnificent. It sits on top of a hill overlooking the city and the Danube River. The views from there are very beautiful. At night, the view of the Church from the Danube is stunning - it along with the rest of the city along the river is lighted until around midnight. The inside of the Church is beautiful and has a rich history. These are sites not to be missed in Budapest.
  • Definitely worth the visit if you’re in Budapest. It’s a bit of hike to walk up, but you can take the shuttle. The view of the city is stunning, especially if you get a clear day. There are a lot of people here so suggest you come early in the morning. They have a Starbucks next door, which is great if you hiked up like we did and need some refreshments. You can visit the inside the church and it’s worth the money.
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