The Gothic towers of Mátyás Church can easily be spotted from the Pest side, as well as the colourful roof covered in distinctive Zsolnay tiling. Our photographer Milán Medgyesi managed to train his lens soaring above it and within the bell tower, with its huge bell dating back to 1723. Take a look!
History records that a house of worship has stood in this prominent spot on Castle Hill since 1015, but today’s Matthias Church has changed many times over the course of a millennium.
What you see today is the painstaking work of Frigyes Schulek, or rather, its post-war reconstruction. The architect went back to the original medieval plans to create something akin to the Gothic landmark Buda residents of the 1200s would recognise.
The interior was created by the greatest masters of the era, including Károly Lotz and Bertalan Székely.
The church has seven bells, two of them are historical, the Holy Trinity cast here in 1723 and St Charles.