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Matthias Church

Local name: Mátyás Templom

The official name of the temple is: the church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but it is known to both residents of Budapest and tourists as the Church of Matthias. This church is located on the Castle Hill in Buda. The current building is a reconstruction of a Gothic church with 19th-century elements. Attention is drawn to the bright facade combined with the roof made of colorful tiles.

The history of the temple goes back to the beginning of the 11th century, when King of Hungary, Stefan I, founded a Romanesque church in this place. It was completely destroyed in the 13th century, and a Gothic building was erected in its place. Only fragments of the original fourteenth-century church have survived to this day: the main portal, the oratory in the southern chapel and the southern tower.

Sometimes this church is wrongly called the Church of Saint Matthias, but its name does not come from the saint, but from the King of Hungary, Matthias Corvinus. Next to the church is the Fisherman's Bastion and a statue of Stefan I on a horse.


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    Matthias Church map
    Szentháromság tér 21014 Budapest , Hungary