Hungary
Matthias Church

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  • Day3

    Buda Castle District

    March 31, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Tour of Buda Castle District UNESCO World Heritage site with our private guide Timea, local Hungarian guide and historian, this am. Including Matthias Church, National Archives, and Buda Castle/Royal Palace, now home to three museums.

  • Day5

    St Mathius Church & Fishermans Bastion

    December 17, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    Well we set off today with the objective of investigating Buda. So we went out and got onto the big bus and headed across the river to Buda, we got off at the end of the chain bridge. Here we bought tickets for the Castle Hill bus which is just a small electric bus which carries about 12 passengers. It is also a hop on-hop off service. We went up to the first stop which was Matthias Church. This was really ornate, very tall and and located above Fishermans Bastian. Unfortunately the church was closed so we could not view the inside. This church was built during the 19th century and completed just after the turn of the century in the very early 1900s. It is supposed to be a replacement for the original church in which the first Hungarian king was married and built on the same location.Read more

  • Day19

    Matthias Church

    June 28, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Matthias Church is over 700 years old. The church was the scene of several coronations, including that of Charles IV in 1916, the last Habsburg king. It was also the venue for the great Hungarian King Matthias' two weddings, hence its name.

    The history of the church serves as a symbol of the city’s rich past. The eastern gate of the church was built in the 13th century, when Buda was founded following the Mongolian invasion. The central part of the church was built around 1400, and from the 14th century, monarchs were crowned here as kings. In the 15th century, King Matthias’ royal wedding was also held here. During the Turkish conquest, soon after Buda was captured, the church became the city’s main mosque. The walls were whitewashed and covered with carpets. After the Turkish occupation, Buda lay in ruins. In the 17th century, an attempt was made to restore the church in Baroque style.

    Towards the end of the 19th century, a major reconstruction took place, and the building was restored using many original parts and regained much of its former splendour. The roof is covered with the famous ceramic tiles, making the building even more beautiful. Today, Matthias Church remains one of the city’s most prominent buildings.
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  • Day4

    Die Mathias Kirche

    November 1, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Heute starteten wir mit der Besichtigung der Mathias Kirche. Das Dach der Kirche ist mit seinen bunten Ziegeln wirklich beeindruckend. Auch von innen ist die Kirche sehr schön. Highlight war definitiv die Besteigung des Glockenturms. 197 Stufen Aufstieg wurden mit einem tollen Ausblick belohnt!📸

  • Day4

    Day full of impressions

    July 6, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    This day we went to the Buda side and visited the Buda Castle and the Matthias Church on the Buda Hill. We found an Italian Restaurant and enjoyed a delicious mail I can't think of, but it was probably Pizza (what else?).
    Then we went down to the Labyrinth under the Buda Castle. It was moist, it was dark and it was foggy. I would lie if I told you, I nearly wet my pants. And it didn't helped that there were dolls and a lot of blue light and some part where there wasn't light at all. But I tell you, it was so much fun to walk around and sometimes seeing another lost visitor. Also there was a great throne to take great pictures with my two sheep.
    After that we went to the Parliament Palace of Hungary. Truly one of the most stunning buildings I've seen so far. There were so many details you coud have observed. Also there was an exhibition and memorial of the massacre occurred on 25th October in 1956 under the square. I didn't take any picture out of respect of all the victims but I can tell you that it was really interesting and very well made. I've never heard of that happening and I was a little bit shocked to hear and read about it.
    We spent some time on the square and took again some silly pictures. Enjoy.
    Afterwards we sat down on a bench and decided to go looking for the famous Shoes on the river side of the Danube. After walking around for a bit we found them. The memorial is really well made and delivered the message clearly. We felt that it was a sad place. There were lot's of candles, flowers and other gifts.
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  • Day2

    Eglise Saint Mathias

    September 15, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ 🌬 21 °C

    Au coin d'une rue, alors que nous n'en apercevions que sa flèche depuis quelques minutes, nous découvrons l'église Saint Mathias.

    Avec sa tour qui s'élance vers le ciel, elle est impressionnante et ses toits recouverts de tuiles colorées nous provoquent à tous les deux un "oh" de surprise. Cela lui donne un air vraiment unique !

    L'intérieur est richement décoré, sans paraitre surchargé. Les motifs géométriques qui recouvrent les murs, les plafonds, mais aussi le sol, sont surprenants.

    Un escalier en dentelle nous amène à l'étage ce qui nous offre une belle vue, originale, de l'église.
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  • Day2

    Ascension

    September 15, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ 🌬 22 °C

    A l'assaut de la tour !

    Après 197 marches (80 mètres), nous voilà en haut !

    On profite de la vue et du soleil quelques minutes. Le panorama est exceptionnel !
    Cela nous permet également de voir un peu plus les détails du toit.

    En redescendant, nous allons visiter le bastion des pêcheurs (photo #2).Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Matthias Church, Iglesia de Matías, Mátyás templom

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