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“Really amazing views- worth paying to go up tower”
Review of Matthias Church

Matthias Church
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Ranked #25 of 615 things to do in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Used over the centuries as a coronation church for the Hungarian kings, the slender and graceful architecture of this beautiful church dominates the main square of the Castle area.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We went to St Matthias church at the same time as we were visiting Fisherman's Bastion. We had brought tickets for both attractions. Fisherman's Bastion was ok but Matthias church is a definite must do. We looked around inside the church and then paid to go up to the viewing platform at the top of the church.
Admittedly there are alot of steps and they are very steep and not very wide, but wow, what a view you got from the top. You could see a complete 360 degrees of Budapest. A tour guide takes you up and stops at about halfway to explain a bit of the history of the church, he spoke really good English and confidently answered any questions.
If you are reasonably fit and don't mind heights, this is a definite must if you visit Budapest.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

A gorgeous Church with interesting history-Read about Mary Wonder(1686),Turks occupation and construction.

The unique diamond shaped colorful ceramic tiles are eye catching.There is a tower adjacent which was added during King Mathias Cornivus reign.

There is an entrance fee to the church.
Visitors are advised to cover shoulders and thighs. No hats allowed. No pets allowed.Just the normal regulations for visiting a worship place.

Thank LimReviewer
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

My wife & I visited Budapest for 3 nights, over the Easter period of 2018. We came across this church, whilst on route to the Fisherman's Bastion. This church impressed us (from the outside) as it is both unusual and beautiful. Highly recommended.

Thank Art M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Very unusual tilework and unlike any churches one is used to seeing. Stunning on a good sunny day and at night. Beautiful views atop the bell tower and from the bastion.

Thank Bagpacking
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Worth going inside to see the decoration, which is EVERYWHERE. Impressive stained glass and painted walls...a real gem.

Thank KTaylor1969
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