Matthias Church in Budapest.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange!

The orangey roofs of the Roman Catholic Matthias Church in Budapest are a landmark of Hungary’s capital.

Matthias Church is situated in the famous Buda Castle District, and as such part of a World Heritage Site. The church was constructed in the 13th/14th century, but thoroughly restored in the 19th century. Its predominent style is Neo-Gothic.

The mostly orange-coloured roof tiles were added to the church during the restoration in the 19th century.

The tiles are diamond-shaped.

The main entrance of Matthias Church.

Unfortunately, the church was under restoration during my visit. So I don’t have any photos of the church as a whole without this annoying building site.
At least, the orange colour of the dredge and the fences demonstrate an exquisite sense of taste.

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  1. What a gorgeous roof! Reminds me of the Burgundian roofs of France.



  2. A marvelous post – excellent captures. For those, who have never been, and may never go to this amazing city – this is the next best thing to being there.


  3. Great entry for the challenge! Absolutely stunning and unexpected mosaic. Am looking forward to seeing more of Budapest in your posts and hopefully visiting there myself someday!

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  4. Those roofs are so unique and beautiful. Never seen like it before..

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  5. Stunning images – fantastic take on the challenge theme 🙂


  6. A perfect subject for the “orange” prompt!… I love the patterns of the roof … Which is the name of that style over there?… Is it Art Deco?~
    A mesmerizing view, no doubts about it!… Have a wonderful week ahead. Best wishes, Aquileana 😀


    • Thank you! No, this isn’t Art Deco. Like many churches, Matthias Church is the result of centuries of building and restoration. The style is mainly Neo-Gothic, the roof tiles were added in the 19th century. But the idea of a roof covered with glazed tiles is much older. St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna has glazed roof tiles too, they were first mentioned in the 13/14th century. Have a nice week! I’m heading to Berlin on Wednesday, so I think my week will be great 🙂

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  7. Wow. Is it as spectacular on the inside as it is on the outside? Love that roof.


  8. Beautiful architecture!!


  9. I love Budapest, szep varos

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