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Matthias Church

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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.
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Szentharomsag ter 2, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 355 5657
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Reviewed today

This really is the main and most beautiful attraction from this area. It has a very beautiful architecture and it's also worth visiting the inside as it's as beautiful as the inside. It's a real gem.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed today

If you look at Pest, you will be out of sight and close by with its beauty and magnificence! The area is also rich in monuments and sights.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn't go in, we simply walked the perimeter but the architecture is just stunning. It's also right next to the Fisherman's Bastion so two birds one stone.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right next door to our hotel, Beautiful in the day and more stunning lit up at night. The bells are amazing. Cost to get in nominal, but if you fancy a view for free then just attend a service.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice church with awesome roof and many places to have a walk and restaurants around that you can visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank luarit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Among the many must see sights on the Buda side, St. Matthias Church stands out. One of the world’s great churches, St. Matthias may not be quite up there with Notre Dame, Salisbury, St. Paul’s and some others, but it embodies history and beauty in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hawk470
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is truly beautiful and the church is equally impressive both inside and out. The glass windows, the architecture and everything about this church will have you in awe. We were very moved by our visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ward19671
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This amazing church is an absolute must see! Set at the top of a hill in Buda, it is quite an eye catching wonder set in front of a phenomenal back drop. Inside, no inch is left undecorated making it possible to just sit and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TNDuffy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful visit to this superb church, not many of them in the world... a building to treasure by everyone not just those of faith... it’s beautifully cared for, not a huge ticket price and it was warm!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank canonP1946
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful church - can see why this was the official coronation church. We were very fortunate to attend a coronation mass on Mozart's birthday, which featured a marvellous orchestra playing Mozart throughout the mass. Also good history on display in the basement with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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January 8, 2019|
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Response from sistravel557 | Reviewed this property |
we went with a tour group. I didn't see individual head set audio guides but I'm not sure if they are available or not.
December 13, 2018|
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Response from johnmJ2594PN | Reviewed this property |
We honestly can’t remember except that we climbed stairs to a 2nd & 3rd level to see more of the church. We did pay separately to climb stairs within the Fisherman’s Bastion. Whenever there is an option to go higher and see... More
November 30, 2018|
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Response from joshe866 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, you can get separate or combined tickets. Neither are particularly expensive.
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Name of this art gallery in Budapest please?? (7 Replies)
When visiting Budapest in 2016 I visited a small art gallery/ shop. It is near the Matthias Church (Mátyás Templom), on the corner of Úri u. and Szentháromság u. It has floor to ceiling glass windows and the words 'Art Gallery' and 'Galleria' in gold letters on the windows. I can see the building on google maps street view but cannot find the gallery's name or website. It had various paintings on the walls and other craft gifts in the shop. Can anyone help please? Thank you
March 20, 2018|
Response fromPjk|
It's Magma and there's another one on IIRC on the Pest side. Pjk
Denver, Colorado
Family Ticket for Matthias Church (1 Reply)
I've seen that there is a Family Ticket (2 adults + 1 child) for 3500 Ft with the option of adding additional children for 200 Ft a piece. I'm wondering what the definition of "child" is in terms of age. My husband and I will be visiting with our son (age 17) and three nieces (age 13, 16, and 18). I'd like to purchase our tickets for visiting Matthias Church ahead of time on the website, so I don't want to just wait and ask when we get there. Thanks for any help!
June 05, 2016|
Response fromTagliacozzi|
I presume a child is under 18. Ultimately, the best thing for you to do is send an email to gondnoksag@matyas-templom.hu since there doesn't seem to be an answer on the website.
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A quick summary/trip report (6 Replies)
I've just posted this on my facebook page but thought it might be of interest here too. A quick summary of my Budapest highlights from this weekend. Highlight – Spa’s (no big surprise, given that I must have been a fish in a past life!). This may also have been down to the weather being oppressively hot but spending an afternoon in water was very much welcomed. I didn’t think I would get on with swimming in hot water but it was surprisingly good – even in 30C sunshine, a 36c outdoor pool is...More
September 12, 2016|
Response fromvampyresheep|
haha, yes. Funnily enough, I am starting to love sunny weather as I get older, mainly because of my love of outdoor swimming, although the temperatures this weekend were a bit much even for me! My partner was definately happier in the evenings when we could just relax and enjoy being outdoors. Thanks for the book link, I would definately be interested in getting a copy of that. I did have a list of art nouveau buildings to visit but didn't realise there were as many as 64 of note to visit....More