Capuchin Church, Budapest

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The Church of the Assumption of the Buda Castle (Hungarian: Nagyboldogasszony-templom), more commonly known as the Matthias Church (Hungarian: Mátyás-templom), more rarely the Coronation Church of Buda, is a Roman Catholic church located in the Holy Trinity Square, Budapest, Hungary, in front of the Fisherman's Bastion at the heart of Buda's Castle District. According to church tradition, it was originally built in Romanesque style in 1015, although few references exist. The current building was constructed in the florid 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 the medieval Hungarian Kingdom.


It is a historic building with an important history. Two ruling parties were crowned within its walls: Franz Joseph I of Hungary and Empress Elisabeth, and Charles IV of Hungary and Zita of Bourbon-Parma.
The church was also the location of the "Mary-wonder." In 1686 during the siege of Buda city by the Holy League a wall of the church collapsed due to cannon fire. It turned out that an old votive Madonna statue was hidden behind the wall. As the sculpture of the Virgin Mary appeared before the praying Muslims, the morale of the moslem garrison collapsed and the city fell on the same day.
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  • The parish church of St. Elisabeth, commonly known as the Capuchin Church, has undergone various stages of its life. It began its career in the Middle Ages as a monastery building and then promoted...  more »
  • Capuchin church is a beautiful church situated at the base of Castle Hill. You can see it from the River Danube. It is also all lit up at night and looks lovely from the Pest side.  more »
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  • Nice view of the city and especially after sunset 🌅 The only annoying thing is the crowded balconies. It is kind of impossible to enjoy the view 😂 Some people are literally taking the same pictures with each window 😅
  • A lovely and fantastically decorated church on the Buda hill with spectacular views across the city. Inside every inch of the church is painted with elaborate patterns and images. There is also an upstairs balcony which is not well signposted and accessed through a doorway to the left, at the front of the church. It gives great views down into the church and contains an excellent historical display. Photography is allowed. As with many churches in Budapest you should be dressed modestly to enter, shoulders covered and no micro length skirts of shorts, they will provide shawls otherwise for a small charge. One of the must see locations in Budapest. Outside is the Fisherman's Bastion from where you get the city views. This is a separate ticket and there can be queues.
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