Matthias Church

Matthias Church, Budapest

Matthias Church
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Used over the centuries as a coronation church for the Hungarian kings, the slender and graceful architecture of this beautiful church dominates the main square of the Castle area.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
How to get there
  • Batthyány tér • 8 min walk
  • Déli pályaudvar • 10 min walk
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3,003 within 3 miles
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Robert Toth
6 contributions
A must see when in Budapest
Oct 2020
When in the capital of Hungary you must see the Famous medival church which has been restored to the original builing site over 500 years ago
Written June 18, 2021
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Laurylau-p
Antwerp, Belgium682 contributions
Beautiful church in a beautiful location
Jan 2020
Very nice church and located in a nice location. We visited it after taking part in a free walking tour that helped us learn about the history of the city.
Written December 31, 2020
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UriusT
Vilnius, Lithuania600 contributions
Most Magnificent Church in the World
Jan 2020
There's a gleam, there's a gleam. Shining off the white stone, the sun illuminates the exterior with a shimmering and mystical glow. Colors cascade and caress each other on the roof, protecting the psychedelic kaleidoscope that lies underneath. Entering the church for a reasonable fee, one begins to feel energy and vibrations unspoken. Vivid, awe inspiring designs, shapes and contours break expectations and shatter the mundane brain. There is no escape from the beauty, it is legion. Time stands still as art becomes existence. One does not simply leave this church unimpressed.
Written December 21, 2020
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Repertoire Events & Mice Pvt Ltd
Mumbai, India81 contributions
Beautiful Church in BUDA
Nov 2019
Beautiful old church houses ornaments from the Royal Family, you can see the entire PEST side from this Hill top. you need at least 3 hours for this experience!
Written October 30, 2020
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Otto R
Fitzroy, Australia12 contributions
Matthias Church in the Castle District.
Oct 2019
Recently reopened after several years of restorations. Note the tiled roof from the famous Zsolnay factory in the must visit city of Pecs which is located about 100+ kms south of Budapest. Easy trip by train. Stay a few nights to see the city and it’s many art galleries.
Written September 24, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel29,410 contributions
Gorgeous!
Feb 2020
This beautiful church stands out as one of the most magical buildings in the Buda side of town.
While it's not easy to find a time to be able to enter the church, due to its popularity with weddings, its exteriors alone are worth the visit.
Written September 13, 2020
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Stanislav
Budapest, Hungary8 contributions
Fresh air and beauty
Sep 2020
We were amazed by the culture and architecture of the place. This is one of the most favorite places we have ever visited here.
Written September 10, 2020
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Ante R
Zagreb, Croatia224 contributions
Beautiful architecture
Aug 2020
Matthias Church is a majestic and impressive architecture with a lot of beautiful art inside. It is one of the city’s oldest buildings. The church is located on the Buda hill, in front of the Fishermen’s Bastion. From the Bastion you can enjoy a stunning view of the city including the Parliament.

The entrance in the church is not free of charge. It costs approx. 5EUR per person, which is fair.
Written August 31, 2020
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mjayx2
Wokingham, UK56 contributions
Amazing views
Oct 2019
Located just up from the bastion in Old Buda this is an impressive church. I paid to go up the spiral staircase and was rewarded with the most amazing views. The view down onto the roof of the church is worth the money alone.
Written August 27, 2020
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Traveller8071
France2,005 contributions
Beautiful and historical
Aug 2020
Beautifu, historical and wonderful architecture, a must to visit when being at Budapest. You ll find here part of the history of the city inside this church.
Written August 22, 2020
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