"Catholic Church / Turkish Mosque" Mathias Church - Mátyás Templom Tip by ruubje

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Also one thing that makes this church very special is the fact that is was a mosque for one and a half century! I never heard something silimar before.
So, the church was founded by King Stephen in the 11th century. However, in the 16th century the Ottomans conquered half of Europe and transformend this church into a mosque. After that, the interior was renewed into Baroque style.
I suppose that more churches were transformed into mosques during the Turkish reign, but so far I have not found any other yet. Perhaps they were destroyed in the reconquering process...

Address: 1014 Budapest, Orszaghaz utca 14
Directions: In the Castle District, next to Fisherman's Bastion. 'Varbusz' service from Moszkva ter metro to Szentharomsag ter or bus #16 from Deak F. ter to Disz ter.
Phone: (+36 1) 489-0717
Website: http://www.matyas-templom.hu

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  • Written Mar 29, 2005
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