Matthias Church

Price guide: Budget

Szentharomsag ter 2, Budapest, 1014

Price guide: Budget

Matthias Church
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#2 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Budapest
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History, Sightseeing

Expert review of Matthias Church

A healthy splash of colour at the heart of the Castle District.

Matthias Church is as extravagant as any church you’re ever likely to see. Its Gothic spires are coated in patterned majolica tiles and the walls and columns inside are painted a range of rainbow colours. Strictly speaking, the church dates back to the 13th century, but the bulk of the building you see today was constructed at the end of the 19th century as one of the projects to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of the founding of the country. Stained-glass windows by Romantic artists Károly Lotz and Bertalan Székely portray great moments of Hungarian history.

Price advice: 

Entrance 700 forints (adult), 500 forints (concessions), 1,250 forints (family).

Expert tips: 
Holy Mass is held Mon–Fri 7am, 8am and 6pm, Sun and public holidays 7am, 8.30am, 10am, midday and 6pm.
There are regular concerts and organ recitals. You can purchase tickets at the entrance.

More information on Matthias Church:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Architectural site, Landmark / monument, Religious site
Address:
Szentharomsag ter 2, Budapest, 1014
Telephone:
1 355 5657
Website:
http://www.matyas-templom.hu
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Mon–Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12.15pm, 1.45pm-4.30pm, Sun 1pm-5pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both

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