Matthias Church

Address: Szentharomsag ter 2, Budapest, 1014, Hungary
Telephone: 1 355 5657

- Budget


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.

Value for money

Price advice

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

Expert tips

There are regular concerts and organ recitals. You can purchase tickets at the entrance.

Holy Mass is held Mon–Fri 7am, 8am and 6pm, Sun and public holidays 7am, 8.30am, 10am, midday and 6pm.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Sightseeing
  • History
  • Design and architecture