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Mathias Church - Mátyás Templom, Budapest: 111 reviews and 233 photos
It`s quite unusual for a tourist who comes from Western Europe, seeing all these ornaments and frescos in this gothic church. Probably because this is a sign of an oriental influence wich isn`t unparraleled in Budapest, enough to look at the Gellért hotel and the other secessionist masterpeaces. But this isn`t a secessionist peculiarity: this church was richly painted even in the Medieval times. This is why Schulek and Bertalan Székely, one of the biggest hungarian painters ever, decided to revive the old splendour, and using the original geometric forms, found during the excavations, they created this very unique internal decoration: you cannot see one identical ornament to the other!
Also the fantasting stained glass windows were created on plans of Székely in Ede Kratzmann`s manufactory.
Most of the frescos are Károly Lotz`s work, the most famous hungarian fresco painter.
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
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