The Matthias Church in Budapest is one of the most famous and most frequented sights in Budapest. In the heart of Castle District and with the Fisherman’s Bastion in front the Matthias Church is surrounded by other popular sights thus one of area of sights in Budapest which no tourist wants to miss. Additionally to the beautiful sights located up in the Castle District you can also have a walk through the historical district with its beautiful buildings and little roads. Of course the most spectacular and also most popular thing to do in the Castle District is the view and the picture you would like to take.
The Matthias Church was built in the 13th century and named after King Mátyás who ruled Hungary between 1458 and 1490. The Roman Catholic church is also know as the “Church of our Lady”. In 1541 when the Turks ruled the country it was used as the biggest Mosque in the country, many ornaments and artifacts have been removed or destroyed during the Turkish rule. In the end of the 17th century the Matthias Church was almost completely destroyed and has not been built up in the old beauty till the end of the 19th century when the architect Frigyes Schulek built it up in the old beauty.
In the church itself you can listen to many concerts and you can find also the Ecclesiastical Art museum. In the gallery of Matthias Church in Budapest there are beautiful sacred relics such as old chalices and vestments. Also in the church there are replicas of the Hungarian royal crown and coronation jewels.
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Tours on which you will see Matthias Church
- Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
- Half Day Sightseeing Tour
- Budapest City Walking Tour
- Photography Walking Tour
Sights around Matthias Church in Budapest
- Fisherman’s Bastion
- Castle District
- Sikló (Funicular)
- Buda Castle
How to get to Matthias Church:
Castle bus (Vár Busz): No. 16 and 16A-116 from Széll Kálmán tér (former Moszkva tér)
You cannot access castle district by car without the right access but taxis can do.
Adults: 750 HUF
Students, pensioners: 500 HUF
Children (up to 6 years of age): free
Family ticket: (1-2 adults +children): 1250 HUF