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- Matthias Church
- Alt Name:
- Matyas Templom
- High Medieval (1000AD–1300AD)
- 1200AD - 1299AD
- Buda Castle, Hungarian Parliament Buildings,
St Stephen’s Basilica , Fisherman’s Bastion,
Matthias Church history
Matthias Church (Matyas Templom) is an ornate medieval structure which has been the site of royal weddings and coronations.
Despite being founded in the thirteenth century by King Bela IV (some posit that the first church here was built in the eleventh century), the name Matthias Church is actually a reference to the monarch Matthias Corvinus who was twice married there. Its official name is the Church of Our Lady.
The diverse and often turbulent history of Buda is reflected in the eclectic style of Matthias Church, which includes a mostly gothic dramatic exterior and a vibrant interior with allusions to the various rulers of the city, including the Ottomans.
Upstairs in Matthias Church is an ecclesiastical museum and, in the basement visitors can view its crypt. It is part of Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage listing.
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Address: 2. Szentháromság tér, Budapest - 1014
Phone: +36-1-355 5657
Directions to Matthias Church:
Buses 16, 16a and 116. Trams 19 and 41 stop nearby at Halász utca. Nearest metro is Batthyány tér M H (line 2) – 10-15 min. Walk.
Matthias Church opening times and ticket prices:
Weekdays 9am-5pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm (although check the site for extraordinary opening times). Entry costs 700 Ft for adults, 480 Ft for students, pensioners and soldiers. Audio guides 400 Ft.
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