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Maria Magdalona Templom

Kapisztran ter, Budapest, Hungary
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Quiet spot amongst the ruins

Not much left of St Mary Magdalene but this arch & the bell tower. But in the right light it makes... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2017
Surrey, Canada
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A church with an interesting history

I think out of all the churches we saw, this one will really stand out in my memory because of its... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
Ivan K
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Kapisztran ter, Budapest, Hungary
District I / Buda
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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

Not much left of St Mary Magdalene but this arch & the bell tower. But in the right light it makes for some memorable shots & is a great spot to rest & soak up the history.

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Reviewed April 18, 2017

I think out of all the churches we saw, this one will really stand out in my memory because of its condition. It is really just a tower with some remains of walls, but somehow it has a commanding presence. Also of note is the...More

Thank Ivan K
Reviewed January 12, 2017

There is not much to see here except the tower, one window frame and the foundation. It is still an interesting place, though, and only a 10 minute walk from St Matthias and a 2 minute walk from the national archives. Go and take photos!

Thank laura_runs262
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Had to read about this area after visiting but it didn't take anything away from it. You can escape the bus loads of selfie taking tourists and escape down these quiet roads. The area is pretty with a variety of housing. Very nice and the...More

Thank jezz c
Reviewed December 5, 2016

It is a good option to include in your walking tour to pass by this ruined church. It was destroyed during WWII but worth having a look at it!

Thank OZS969
Reviewed May 28, 2016

The church of St. Mary Magdalene dates back to the 13th century and, in consequence aprime example of Gothic architecture. Unfortunately, this wonderful edifice was severely damaged during the battle of Budapest towards the end of WWI and only the foundation and the restored bell...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed March 28, 2016

We enjoyed the information boards erected on the site of the ruins, detailing history of Budapest during the war. As the church was destroyed in the war the remains that survived have been restored and the area feels peaceful, perfect for a rest during your...More

Thank BecstarAbroad
Reviewed October 3, 2015

The church of Mary Magdalene (Mária Magdolna-templom) is a landmark on Buda Castle Hill that is too often left out of visitors' programs. Entry to the small church is free and you can climb up the tower. At our visit in September 2015, there was...More

Thank Waldo S
Reviewed March 26, 2014

When visiting Castle Hill, one of the intriguing things to see is the ruins of the Church of Mary Magdalene found in the northwest part of this district. Here you can see the ruins of the church which sustained heavy damage during WWII and had...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Nothing remained of the original mid-13th century church that used to be here. The tower was added much later (late 17th century) and is all that remained of this church, that was almost completely destroyed during WWII.

Thank TheShis
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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