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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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  • This is an amazing church. The decor is stunning. The fact that it is part of the Fisherman's Bastion adds to the atmosphere here. 
    This is an amazing church. The decor is stunning. The fact that it is part of the Fisherman's Bastion adds to the atmosphere here.  more »
  • Beautiful liturgy in Latin High Mass for the feast of Corpus Christi - very participartive congregation and all done as it should be; truly memorable service in a superb setting 
    Beautiful liturgy in Latin High Mass for the feast of Corpus Christi - very participartive congregation and all done as it should be; truly memorable service in a superb setting  more »
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  • Beautiful church, you get to see what true creativity looks like when expensive materials like marble are not available. Great interior design, small exhibition and student discount granted even to Swiss citizens. Take your time to explore the connected area, there are many beautiful areas nearby so quite a win by default. Also you are going to catch a breathtaking view on the Pest side of Budapest. Truly lovely :)
  • Beautiful church, incredibly detailed. Was hard to find a brick that wasn't decorated. Easily worth it for me. Also has a small museum inside, which takes you up a floor for an even better view.

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