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Matthias Church (Mátyás Templom) Tours

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Matthias Church (Mátyás Templom)
Matthias Church (Matays-templom), is a top sight in Budapest's must-see Castle Hill district. This Roman Catholic church boasts neo-Gothic architecture and intricate detailing, from ornately tiled roof and carved gargoyles, to frescoes and stained-glass windows. Visit Matthias Church as part of a Buda Castle complex tour.

The Basics
Tour Matthias Church to learn about Budapest history. The church was used as a coronation site for Hungary's kings, and composer Franz Liszt's Coronation Mass was first performed inside. See the church on Buda walking tours, castle walking tours, and citywide bus tours. Tours typically visit the church and may include entry fees. Adventurous travelers can consider bike tours, scooter tours, and private tuk-tuk tours, which typically visit Castle Hill and pass by Matthias Church.

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • History enthusiasts should seek out the church's Madonna statue, which lore says saved the castle from Turkish invasion.
  • Pay special attention to the medieval columns on the church's Béla Tower, adorned with intricate carvings.
  • For a more intimate view, attend an evening concert at the church. 
  • Danube River cruises are a great way to see the Castle Hill district from the water, and they often include extras like wine tasting.

How to Get There
To reach Matthias Church via public transportation, hop on the No. 16 bus. Take the bus from Deák Ferenc tér—on the Pest side of the Danube—and get off at Szentháromság Tér. The stop is outside the church, at 2 Szentháromság tér. For an easier option, consider a Castle District sightseeing tour—or a hop-on hop-off bus tour—which typically passes by Matthias Church and takes the guesswork out of navigating public transit. 

When to Get There
The church is open Monday to Friday, from morning until early evening. On Saturday, the church is open from morning until just after lunch, and on Sunday it's open in the afternoon. The church is busiest on weekends and for concerts. To avoid crowds, visit on a weekday. If you visit at night, you may not be able to enter, but you'll enjoy the dramatic exterior lighting.

Visiting the Fisherman's Bastion 
A stop to Matthias Church isn't complete without a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, a turreted structure built for the 19th century Hungarian Millennium celebration. Today, visitors enjoy panoramic views of the Danube River, the Hungarian Parliament, and the Pest side of the city. The site is free to visit, though you must pay a small entry fee to explore the upper towers. 
Address: 2 Szentháromság tér, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Admission: Varies
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Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry & Cafe Stop

Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry & Cafe Stop

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Admire the beautiful Buda Castle District on a walking tour in Budapest. Follow a local guide around the cobblestone streets and hear stories of the city’s rich history. See UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Royal Palace, as well as the lesser-known landmarks such as Sandor Palace. Be sure to capture pictures with family and friends from the panoramic lookout of Fisherman’s Bastion before you head out.
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Stretch your legs and see the sights on this Budapest walking tour. Your local guide leads you to the jewels of the city, including UNESCO World Heritage sites like Heroes’ Square, where iconic statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars sit, as well as the beautiful Buda Castle. Take a break with a delicious Hungarian dessert and a hot drink. This walking tour is limited to 10 people, keeping the experience intimate as you discover all that this incredible city has to offer.
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Explore the old Buda side of Budapest on this panoramic and walking tour. After a drive to see the Chain Bridge and cross the Danube River, enjoy a guided stroll around the cobbled Buda Castle District. Learn about the area’s history as you view the Matthias Church and admire the outlook from the Fisherman’s Bastion. Finally, drive up Gellért Hill for panoramic views over the city below. Morning and afternoon departure available.
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