St, Matthias Church

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St. Matthias Church

St. Matthias Church

St. Matthias Church

As our bus drives along Hunyadi János Way, we get an impressive view of the church and the beginning of the Fishermen’s Bastion.

As we walked up Tárnok Street, to Trinity Square, we saw this view of St. Matthias church.

first view from street

first view from street

 

 

On the left of the square is the Trinity Column, built around 1710-1713 at the end of the plague in hopes of preventing another epidemic.It was conveniently located in front of the old pharmacy shop.
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The roof of St. Matthias Church is covered with a beautiful bright mosaic tile.

tiled roof

tiled roof

Inside the church there is a feeling of warmth and comfort from the earthy colours and lighting. Flash pictures bring out the blue accent colour.

Inside St. Matthias Church

Inside St. Matthias Church

Alter and puplit

Alter and puplit

alter

alter

above alter

above alter

above pulpit

above pulpit

In the back of the church is a large font, about 2 meters across.

Baptismal Font

Baptismal Font

All Catholic churches are filled with icons in honour of the many saints.

icons

icons

Mary and baby

Mary and baby

After viewing a small museum on the second floor, we get a view of the church interior from the balcony.

View of alter from 2nd floor

View of alter from 2nd floor

view of nave from  2nd floor

view of nave from 2nd floor

Next we spent some time looking at the wonderful views across the Danube to Pest from the castle like structure to the right called Fishermen’s Bastion.

Fishermens's Bastion

Fishermens’s Bastion

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