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A church with a rich and interesting history
The exterior of Matthias Church was mostly added in 1896 in the Gothic style. The interior, decorated with works by outstanding 19th-century Hungarian painters, is a treat for visitors admiring this style of architecture.
A religious highlight of the church is the statue of the Virgin Mary and Christ created in 1515, when Budapest was under seige from the Turks. The locals there plastered over the niche where the famous statue was in order to hide it from the invaders. A Century later, an explosion crumbled the wall, revealing the marvelous sculpture.
A top venue for organ recitals and concerts of sacred music for a cappella choir or choir and orchestra all year round. Arrive early and get a seat close to the front to beat the cavernous acoustics.
Szentháromság tér 2, Budapest
Area: Castle Hill
Phone: +36 1 355 5657
Open Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-noon Sat; 1-5pm Sun.
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