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“A Beauty to visit in Buda...”
Review of Matthias Church

Matthias Church
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Buda Castle Explorer with an Entrance Ticket to Matthias Church from Budapest
Ranked #6 of 455 things to do in Budapest
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“A Beauty to visit in Buda...”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

In the heart of the Buda castle area stands this stunningly beautiful church presents a neo-gothic style, lavishly decorated after being renovated a few times. Believe it or not this church was once a Turkish mosque and during the construction of the mosque a wall collapsed revealing a Madonna Statue. The church today I believe is run by the Jesuits. The ceiling over the alter is a high formed dome, all in a golden colour, delicately designed, get lost looking at the stain glass windows. This Church and the Fishermens bastion are the most beloved sights of the Buda Castle area. Although the highlight of our visit was experiencing the organ concert.

Visited October 2013
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“If only one church to visit in Budapest, this is the church.”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Though not the biggest church in Budapest, it is the most pretty. The recent renovations and maintenance has allowed the beauty of the church to be shown. The interior is very pretty with nice frieze and the tiles are very unusual as it is a merger between western, eastern Christian design with a hint of ottoman . There is an exhibit on the second floor. Certainly worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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“Do go but go to st stephens too”
Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Very worthwhile visit though cost equivalent of £3 to enter when st stephens is 60p. Amazing architecture in and out. Can get guide if your willing to pay and wait as well.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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“Very impressive church - well restored”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Key points of interest include the Baroque Madonna. Legend has it that this statue was hidden in a wall during the Turkish occupation. It was discovered in 1686 when the church was nearly destroyed. The Turks took this to be a bad omen so they left the rest of the church alone.

You can’t miss the distinctive patterned tiled roof.

The royal emblem - black raven with a gold ring – is prevalent in a number of places, including on top of one of the church’s spires.

Don’t miss the museum on the second floor.

A great place for a photo is from the small park to the right of the church.

Visited October 2013
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“Pleasant walk from the chain bridge”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Picturesque church in the centre of a lively square. Very close to Fisherman's Bastion with wonderful views across the river.

Visited October 2013
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