Calvinist Church

Calvinist Church, Budapest

Calvinist Church
4
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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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 • 4 min walk
  • Kossuth Lajos tér • 8 min walk
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4.0
98 reviews
Excellent
24
Very good
50
Average
17
Poor
5
Terrible
2

Gail P
1 contribution
Very Much Closed and Being Renovated
Mar 2020 • Couples
TripAdvisor is still showing hours open - which, after walking there IN THE RAIN today, we found to be untrue. You cannot see it from the Pest side of the Danube, but the whole building is surrounded by construction fences and the cathedral-shaped windows have been removed and you can see through these gaping holes in the building, but you cannot tour it at all. Very disappointed.
Written March 6, 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Neo-Gothic brick church with colorful roof tiles
May 2019
Calvinist Church (a.k.a Szilágyi Dezső Square Reformed Church) is a Protestant church in Szilágyi Dezső Square near the west bank of the Danube. It was built by Samuel Pecz from 1894 to 1896 in a neo-Gothic style of architecture. The building is graceful, with brick walls and rib vaults, flanked by a slender 62m belfry. The gabled roof incorporates Zsolnay tiles (a Hungarian manufacturer of colorful, durable ceramics) in brown, yellow and green. The church interior is simple, with Gothic arches, ribbed vaults and a rose window. An unusual design has twin apses forming a pentagonal crossing with a circular alter in the center. The pulpit is nicely carved, and there is an organ in a rear gallery above the nave. The church is open during the day with no entry fee, although a donation is gratefully accepted.
Written February 14, 2020
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,930 contributions
beautiful reddish church
Oct 2019
it is located along the bank of the buda river. its tall tower makes it outstanding. beautiful design and architecture.
Written January 20, 2020
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Odd Lennart Lien
Sykkylven Municipality, Norway466 contributions
beautiful
Jul 2018 • Friends
This Church i really liked to photograph.Beautiful
so many beautiful view when you walk around and get the different light on the Church
yes this Church is Nice to visit
i was not inside
Written August 19, 2018
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Ricky Y
11570536,814 contributions
An outstanding building near the Buda bank of the Danube
Aug 2017 • Solo
Came to this church on the way walking up to the Fisherman's Bastion. Nice looking exterior with richly colored tiles on its roof. The inside is very different from any other church I have seen. Its layout is pentagonal shape with a round marble table (apparently for baptismal purpose) in the middle of the church. Not a lot of ornamental decorations but brightly lit with long windows, proper pulpit and organ. An interesting configuration which you might like to take a look.
Written July 3, 2018
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA19,168 contributions
Shame its hard to see inside
Jul 2017 • Couples
Nice plain brick red church on the Buda side of the river Danube, it was built in 1896 in the Neo-gothic style, its 180-foot Bell tower can be seen for miles. We loved the colourful Zsolnay tiles in shades of autumn, green yellow and brown on the roof of the church and atop the Bell tower. Not one of the more popular tourist attractions, so if you visit it you will probably be on your own. We first viewed it from the river, then on the tram going to Adam square. Unfortunately, it was closed so we could not enter, but I believe there is only a small entrance fee, according to fellow travelers, but they said that the inside is surprisingly plain and even a little drab nothing at all like the outside.

TIP; Trams 19 and 41 runs along the river bank nearby.
Written June 7, 2018
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,981 contributions
A clear landmark in Old town Buda
Oct 2017 • Couples
A clearly visible landmark, an architectural jewel and a Protestant community with a strong outreach program all come together in this very visible church. Built of bright red brick, this Neo-Gothic structure was completed in 1896. The roof, as that of the St. Matyas church on top of Castle Hill, is covered by colorful Zsolnay ceramic tiles, in shades of brown, yellow and green. Being at river level, and without other tall buildings around, this colorful ensemble is highly visible for miles from the Pest side. The Bell-tower that stands next to the church reaches over 180 feet, and is similarly colorful. The inside is based on a pentagonal design, with tall windows, a few rosettes and a central baptismal font. Carefully carved pews and an elevated pulpit complete the internal furnishings, typically modest in its decor. A good organ, and excellent acoustics make this a great home for music.
Written March 21, 2018
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
Go to pray somewhere else.
Jan 2018 • Solo
As a Protestant church, the interior is puritan, not as richly decorated like the Catholic churches. The effect is achieved not by its decoration, but by its architecture. The naves of the pentagon-planed neogothic church run in the center where the altar stands.
Roofs covered with colored maiolica tiles are crowning the red brick walls. The whole church is very decorative, and it is particularly impressive to look at it from above, from the Buda castle. It was planned by Pecz Samu architect, whose statue is standing near this beautiful house of God, that closes its gates for visitors and believers
Written January 1, 2018
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,398 contributions
One of the most recognizable churches in Budapest
Aug 2017 • Friends
We had seen this church from across the Danube many times (it is on the bank of the river, directly down from the Fisherman's Bastion).

It is absolutely stunning outside. A lot more plain inside (in keeping with the beliefs of this denomination), but still interesting to visit- and when we went we were the only people there for our whole visit.

The 1 star off is because I never like paying to enter places of worship. The charge is small and from the displays they do a lot for charity, I just think that it should be an optional donation.
Written August 2, 2017
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK608,136 contributions
Great looking church along the River Danube.
Mar 2017 • Friends
If your Buda side of this most beautiful of cities and walking along the river bank between The Chain Bridge and in the direction of Margaret Bridge you cannot fail to miss this very impressive looking church.
A beautiful red bricked church with a lofty spire that looks awesome.
I have never been into this church but I am impressed by the sheer size and beauty of The Calvinist Church.
From this church you have great views across the River Danube.
Tram 19 and 41 run right past this church which is well worth a visit.
Easy to find on Szilagyi Dezco Ter.
Written March 31, 2017
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Calvinist Church is open:
  • Tue - Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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