Budapest’s Religious Buildings Have to be Seen to be Believed

Matthias Church, Budapest, Hungary
Matthias Church, Budapest, Hungary. Photo by Fay Tsoli on Unsplash

Budapest is home to more beautiful buildings than we can count, and some of them fall under the same category. Places of worship in the Hungarian capital are housed in some of the most stunning religious buildings that you’ll ever come across, and here are three of the very best.

Matthias Church

One of the main attractions of Buda’s Castle District, this church is impossible to miss since it’s located right next to the Fisherman’s Bastion. Originally built in the 11th century, the church was reconstructed in the gothic style in the 14th century and went through many changes ever since.

St. Stephen’s Basilica

This Roman Catholic basilica is located in the very heart of the city, and going to Budapest without seeing it is like never going at all. From intricately decorated cupolas and façades to glass stained windows, and bell towers, this basilica is one of the city’s most impressive architectural gems.

Dohány Street Synagogue

Dohány Street Synagogue was built in Moorish style in the 19th century, and it’s now one of Europe’s most beautiful synagogues. Its colorful façade and ornate domes are a sight to behold, and you can also find a museum, cemetery, and memorial on its grounds.