A Church Near A Castle

Located on Castle Hill in Budapest, Hungary, Matthias Church was a church of kings, a mosque for Ottoman Turks, and a place of worship for Franciscans and Jesuits.  Today it's a Catholic Church that balances holy masses with masses of tourists.
It was originally built in 1015, but there are no remains of that original structure.  The current building was built in the late 14th century and has a traditional Gothic-style exterior.  The colorful roof tiles are a unique feature.
The interior of the church was decorated in golden hues.  From a distance, the designs looked like mosaic tile. 
 The patterns were intricate and I assumed they were tile, like many other churches I'd been in.
But upon closer inspection, I noticed that the interior was just painted.  Everything, painted!  There's so much detail, it's hard to know where to look.  The colors, the patterns.  Everywhere, every inch, covered in paint. 
This post from Travel Past 50 has some AMAZING photos of the interior.  You'll really be able to see the rich colors and intricate patterns.  Daydream Tourist also did a post about the interior that includes some great pictures showing the detail of all the painting.

The gold and the bright colors were present in the gift shop, also.  
I found a few trinkets to bring home for family and friends.



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A Church Near A Castle