Matthias Church
Matthias Church
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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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
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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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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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Andydjp
Stotfold, UK583 contributions
Feb 2020
The church is incredible. We were first struck by the ornate architecture and the colours of the roof, which shine out in the sunshine. The ticket office for entry is opposite the church entrance and it costs 1,800 K per person (an additional 1,800 for the tower which in feb is only open on Saturdays).
The interior takes your breath away. The colours of the stained glass windows and the painted walls are fantastic. You can use your camera. Take your time to wonder round and take in the wonderful architecture and paintings. This is one of the best churches we have visited. Highly recommended.
Written February 20, 2020
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Ani P
6 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
The church was breathtaking, the acoustics for the concert were perfect, the musicians super talented. The other audience members who kept videoing and even talking during the performance were annoying as anything, and i wish greater measures had been taken to control that. However, it was a gorgeous celebration of European culture and well worth the money :)
Written March 20, 2022
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,289 contributions
Apr 2022
Beautiful church, I enjoyed going inside, there was an organ concert going on which made it more special. The altar is impressive and then there is a second floor which you can go upstairs and have a view of the inside of the church from above. We paid the entrance fee at a ticket booth located in front of the church.
Written May 4, 2022
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JRMADA
United States3,255 contributions
Aug 2022
This is a must visit in Budapest. The church is as beautiful outside as it is inside. Two Kings were coronated here and 1 King and Queen are buried here. Buy your tickets online and go early to avoid that one tourist who takes 999 pictures of the same item and won’t get out of your pictures…. this is a popular place and it fills up quickly.
Written August 4, 2022
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Samantha A
Surrey, UK277 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Incredibly beautiful inside. The walls and ceilings are painted with unique detailed patterns. Not your average church! Also worth paying to go up the tower if you can manage the tight, narrow stone steps and the height of the view top terrace.
Written February 16, 2020
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Beth H
Oxfordshire, UK436 contributions
Mar 2020
Climbing the tower is well worth doing on a clear day as the views are stunning. The spiral staircase is narrow and there are almost 200 steps so keep this in mind if you attempt it. The tower tour is approximately 30 minutes. It's also worth paying to see the inside of the church as it is quite unusual.
Written March 3, 2020
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browncondo2102
Kitchener, Canada1,511 contributions
Nov 2022
Another impressive church in Budapest is Matthias Church. It is a Roman Catholic Church on the Buda side of the Danube. It was originally built in 1015.
You will find many gold statues and pieces of history stored within it's walls including a replica of the Crown Jewels, gold chalices, and an old motive Madonna statue.
If you go outside the upper floor of the church you will have a great location to take pictures of the city below and off in the distance.
Written December 5, 2022
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Preet S
Birmingham, UK14 contributions
Nov 2022
Budapest has some of the most amazing buildings! The Matthias Church is a must in your travels while in Budapest. The architecture is incredible, walking around the building feels like you're in a Harry Potter movie. It simply magical!
Written December 16, 2022
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Ante R
Zagreb, Croatia228 contributions
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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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,085 contributions
Aug 2022
Matthias Church, located on the Buda side of the river, is a must see while in Budapest. On the exterior, the stunning mosiac tiled roof is unlike any I’ve ever seen. On the inside, the details of the church are exquisite. Even without the history, with its coronations and palace intrigue, the building is a must see. Be advised that they are undertaking a great deal of renovation/construction in the area, so getting into the old city is challenging and does require walking from the nearest bus stop.
Written November 12, 2022
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