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Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Állami ...A majestic evening of culture and opera
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A city of beautifully faded elegance
Panoramically divided by the Danube, Hungary’s capital exudes faded grandeur. Comprised of busy Pest and residential Buda, the Habsburg city of grand boulevards and elegant bridges was built in the late 1800s. With its five-star hotels, spa baths, landmark coffeehouses and key restaurants wonderfully restored, Budapest provides top-notch services. An underground counterculture and savage party scene complete the picture of this cool, modern city.
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.