Matthias Church Buda Castle by Fishermans Bastion
Matthias Church in Buda Castle

Free Organ Concerts in Matthias Church

Visit the charming Matthias Church in the Buda Castle Budapest and enjoy a Sunday evening organ concert free of charge.

Matthias Church is not only the most visited and most popular Roman Catholic church in Budapest, its seven-hundred-year-old history also serves as a symbol of the capital’s rich historic past.

Matyas Templom Matthias Church Buda Castle Mary Jesus
Matthias Church – Church of Our Lady

Beautiful architecture, unusual painted interior make this church worth visiting on the Buda Side of Budapest.

Matthias Church also hosts regular organ and other classical music concert series.

Yet, one of the most popular concert series is called the “Sunday Night Organ Concerts”. These free organ recitals happen only once a month and always on a Sunday.

Organ Concerts in Budapest

Upcoming dates of the free organ recitals in Matthias Church:

Please check back later for concert updates for 2021.

The organ in Matthias Church, called as the “King’s Organ”, is the largest musical instrument in Budapest, and therefore is able to fill the finest acoustic space in the whole city.

Matyas Templom Matthias Church Buda Castle Mass
Mass in Matthias Church
The complete organ system has 111 stops, 7771 pipes and 18 tubular bells. The largest pipe is 10.6 m long and weighs almost 175 kg, while the smallest one measures 8 mm and weighs only 60 g.
The organ can be played by up to four organists at the very same time, using four consoles attached to it.
If you are interested in other organ concerts too, visit the the neo-classical St. Stephen’s Basilica, where you can enjoy the excellent acoustics of the church every Thursday, during the St Stephen’s Basilica Organ Concert series performed by one of Hungary’s most talented pipe organ players, Kolos Kovats.

Matthias Church & Tours

The current Roman Catholic church was founded by King Bela IV.

When the Mongol invaders left Hungary in 1242 in complete ruins, King Bela IV decided to move the royal residence to Buda Castle.

Since the 16th century, Matthias Church (or as it was originally called The Church of Our Lady) has been the Coronation Church of Hungary.

Buda Castle Tours
Buda Castle Tours

Matthias Church is located in the heart of the Buda Castle district, where there are many other sights nearby that are well worth visiting. The Castle Hill is also great for walks and admiring the beautiful historic buildings and other riverside attractions of Budapest.

If you want to make the most of your time in Castle Hill, we recommend visiting Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion, as well as Matthias Church.

Take a tour in the historical Buda Castle District, including a visit inside the Matthias Church. Book a ticket to the popular Matthias Church with a Castle District walking tour to get to know more secrets of this beautiful attraction.


  1. Hi Is the Mattias Chruch going to be open during Christmas?

    • Dear Tuly Sarah,
      Thank you for contacting us regarding Christmas opening hours of Matthias Church in Budapest.

      Dec 1-21: Open as usual (Mon-Fri: 9 am – 5 pm, Sat: 9 am – 12 pm, Sun: 1 pm – 5 pm)
      Dec 22: Open 1 pm – 4 pm
      Dec 23: 9 am – 2 pm
      Dec 24: Closed
      Dec 25: Closed
      Dec 26: 1 pm – 5 pm
      Dec 27-30: Open as usual (Mon-Fri: 9 am – 5 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm, Sun: 1 pm – 5 pm)
      Dec 31: 9 am – 5 pm
      Jan 1: 1 pm – 5 pm

      For more details on opening hours in the Buda Castle please go to

      Have a great festive stay in the Hungarian capital!

  2. Hello, how can i book 2 seats for the Free Organ Concerts in Matthias Church?

  3. Hello, any updates regarding the free concerts ?

    • Dear Carmen,
      Unfortunately, there are no concerts scheduled for this year. Hopefully, there will be some events in 2022.
      Have a nice stay in Budapest!

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