Matthias Church is the most visited Roman Catholic place of worship in Budapest, Hungary.
Located in the heart of the Castle district, the church was initially named ‘The Church of Our Lady.’
Over time, this predominantly neo-Gothic-style church was referred to as Matthias Church after famous Hungarian King Matthias.
Even though the current building was constructed in the 14th century, a church has stood there since 1015.
It is a must-visit tourist attraction, and for a better experience, it makes sense to book a guided tour.
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What to expect at Matthias Church
On your guided walking tour of Matthias Church and the area around the Danube’s Pearl, you will learn about Hungary’s turbulent past, including power conflicts, war, romance, and espionage.
You will also visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, Holy Trinity Square, and other popular Budapest attractions.
Additionally, the Matthias Church houses the Ecclesiastical Art Museum, which starts in the ancient crypt and winds its way up to St. Stephen Chapel.
Several religious relics, medieval stone carvings, and reproductions of the Hungarian royal crown and coronation jewelry are displayed in the gallery.
Matthias Church tour tickets
During this guided tour of Matthias Church, an English-speaking guide stays with you all through the experience.
The Matthias church’s guided tour lasts around two and a half hours, after which you can indulge in coffee and a traditional cake in a local café.
You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
Cost of tickets: 16025 Ft (€44)
How to reach Matthias Church
Matthias Church is located in front of the Fisherman’s Bastion at the heart of Buda’s Castle District.
Its address is Szentháromság tér 2, 1014, Budapest. Get Directions
You can board bus lines 16, 16A, and 116 and get down at Szentháromság Ter, right next to the church.
Matthias Church’s timings
Matthias’s church in Budapest is open from 9 am to 5 pm on
On Saturdays, it is open from 9 am to 1 pm, and on Sundays, it is open from 1 pm to 5 pm.
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