Matthias Church

Originally built in Romanesque style in 1015, the current building was constructed in the  late Gothic style in the second half of the 14th century and was extensively restored in the late 19th century. It was the second largest church of medieval Buda and the seventh largest church of medieval Hungarian Kingdom.  Officially named as the Church of Our Lady, it has been popularly named after King Matthias, who ordered the transformation of its original southern tower. The church was the scene of several coronations, including that of Charles IV in 1916 (the lastHabsburg king).   It was not until the great architectural boom towards the end of the 19th century that the building regained much of its former splendour. The architect responsible for this work was Frigyes Schulek.  Part of the Buda Castle complex this is a must see for anyone visiting Budapest and well worth the money for the entrance fee.

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