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Standing over the Danube river Budapest owes its look to Habsburgs that annexed it to their empire. Architecturally Budapest is a cocktail of baroque, neo-classics, modern and contemporary architecture. This eclectic and complicated city has something unique and personal for everyone. Amazing architecture, cozy cafes and perfectly adjusted parks is what absorb tourists during the daytime. And at night the other side of Budapest shows itself: this city is the club capital of the region. Especially it is well-seen during summer-time, when the night life comes outdoors in open air. Apart from it Budapest is the only capital in Europe that is also a resort: there are many mineral springs inside the city, upon which the bathhouses and health centers were built.
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Church of St. Matthias is a monument of late Gothic architecture in the Buda Castle in the Hungarian capital. It’s a beautiful and unusual church, which history is intertwined with the history of the country. Ornamental roof of the church is eye-catching, and the church interior offers a dazzling light golden décor.

Matthias Church in Budapest was built on the site of an ancient Roman temple in the 14th century, and in the end of 19th century it was reconstructed. In its history, as well as in the history of the Hungarian lands, includes many tragic moments, including the devastating attacks of the Ottoman Turks. However, the walls of the church were saved and now it is one of the main attractions of Budapest.

The architectural style of the Church of St. Matthias is different from other buildings of the city. Particularly unusually looks the design of its roof, which is replete with colorful designs. The church’s slender bell tower is 80 m tall, proudly looking at the squares and streets of the city.
Inside the temple there is a small exhibition, here also the remains of the Hungarian King Bela III are kept. To the delight of the tourists photographing is allowed inside, but there is entrance fee. Its cost and opening hours of the church can be found on its official website
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St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest’s most beautiful temple, was built in the middle of the nineteenth century in the neoclassical style. Its graceful campanile and dome are visible from afar, and from the observation deck located at a height of 96 meters opens a magnificent view on the Hungarian capital, a truly breathtaking experience.  

The splendor of architectural details and the shining golden interior decorations of Basilica of St. Stephen’s are not the only reasons to visit it. The church is functioning, allowing its visitors to witness the impressive masses, followed by organ music and choir singing. In the Basilica with reverence and awe the relics of St. Stephen’s, his right hand, are kept.  On the feast day of St. Stephen - August 20 - shrine with the relics is brought out for the religious procession. The temple is as well famous for the largest bell in the country, which surely deserves attention.

Entrance to the Basilica is free. Fees are charged only for visiting the observation deck, where you can climb the stairs or use the special elevator. A visitor should bear in mind that euro is not accepted, so you should have with you some amount of the Hungarian currency - forint.
The information of the visiting hours of the Basilica of St. Stephen and the prices of the tickets are available on the official website
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