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A representation of the church, 1448 The church reached its peak in medieval prosperity during the reign of king Matthias Corvinus. The king built the southwest bell tower,one of the finest pieces of Gothic architecture in Hungary. According to the coat of arms of Matthias, the south tower, which collapsed in 1384, was rebuilt in 1470.
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
- Szentharomsag ter 2, Budapest, 1014, Central Hungary
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Matthias Church is one of the finest churches in Budapest, and the most unique churches in Europe. Located atop the Buda Castle hill, it has been serving the citizens of the Buda Castle Hill since 1015, its foundation by the first Hungarian king.
Matthias Church Matthias church is one of the city's oldest buildings. It is located on the Buda hill, next to the Fisherman's Bastion and close to the castle. Matthias Church, known as the Mátyás-templom in Hungarian, is a very majestic and impressive church.
Matthias Church (officially called the Church of Our Lady, but all locals call it “Matyas Templom”) is a 13th century Gothic church with an outstanding oriental atmosphere on top of the Castle Hill, Budapest. If you are a first time visitor in Budapest, you will see that this church is off the beaten path of church architecture.
Parts of Matthias Church date back 500 years, notably the carvings above the southern entrance, but essentially the church (named after King Matthias Corvinus who married Queen Beatrix here in 1474) is a neo-Gothic confection designed by the architect Frigyes Schulek in 1896.
- I Szentháromság tér 2, Budapest, Central Europe
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This church is called up after King Matthias, or Matthias the Just, a king who lived between 1443 and 1490. He got married twice in this church, and this is also why the church is called up after him. Officially though it is called the Church of Our Lady! As the Turks invaded Hungary, they also took over the castle area.
Its two ornamented towers are of different sizes. Characteristic elements of the church’s exterior are the Zsolnay glazed roof tiles, as well as the winding spiral staircase within the taller tower (the Matthias tower), allowing visitors to climb all the way up to the top.
The Matthias Church Choir and Orchestra is one of the oldest music companies in Hungary, operating continuously from 1688. The organ of the church was built by the Rieger Kloss factory in the Czech Republic in 1909 from a donation of Franz Joseph emperor.
The Church of Our Lady of Buda Castle (Matthias Church) 2 Szentháromság tér, H-1014 Budapest General Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am–5pm, Saturday: 9am–12pm, Sunday: 1pm–5pm