A brutal siege led to the collapse of the Matthias Church in 1686, when cannonfire took out the church’s walls and revealed an old Madonna statue. According to the story, the sculpture appeared before the Muslims, lowering their morale and leading to the surrender of the city to the Holy League. Visiting tourists, however, have little to fret, as the Romanesque-style church was restored and rebuilt several times over. The church, located in the heart of Budapest’s Buda Castle District, is the seventh largest church of the medieval Hungarian Kingdom.
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The interiors of this church are special with beautiful painted walls and ceilings. Well worth a visit when visiting the Castle Hill.
The vaults of the Matthias Church are particularly spectacular, all inlaid in stained glass, and they are beautifully patterned to shine in the sun. There are several pointed towers on either side of the church, the tallest of which is cylindrical. The lower part of the lower part is covered with five long windows with pointed vaults. It looks like a carved ivory tower, and then it becomes steeper and thinner, as if a sword inserted there is pointing to the sky.
outside is an ordinary Gothic church
The Matthias Church is named after the King of Hungary, Matthew I. This church also witnessed the rise and fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Princess Sissi and her husband were crowned here as kings of Hungary and later, and were the site of the last monarch of Habsburg. There are too many historical events happening here.
The second floor of the church has a statue of Princess Sissi who became crown of the Hungarian Queen and some other exhibits. Although the interior of the church is magnificent, I feel that there is more to see outside.
The church was once ransacked and destroyed. The former Gothic architecture was revived. The restoration work hosted by Frigyes Schulek added many new elements to the roof of the church, such as the most typical diamond group. And the tip of the drip nozzle.