Mary Magdalene Tower
- Address: Budapest, District I., 1014 Hungary
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
The communist times have simply been unfortunate for the Hungarians. A lot of property that held very high cultural value was destroyed and was turned into ruins. The Maria Magdolna Templom is one such example of the destruction of the communist times. This church infact, was the only functional church during the Ottoman regime and even this was soon turned into a mosque. It is located in the Castle district of Buda and today holds a very high position in subtly narrating the unfortunate history of Budapest but also in telling a survival story of its own.
- Be decently dressed.
- Maintain tranquility within the church.
- Make sure your visit doesn’t disturb other worshippers.
- Entry is free.
- Ask the church authority about the opening hours of the church.
- Nearby Bus Station: Kapisztran ter
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1.01% of people who visit Budapest include Mary Magdalene Tower in their plan
50% of people start their Mary Magdalene Tower visit around 09 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Mary Magdalene Tower
83.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mary Magdalene Tower
It was the oldest church in town. The view from the top is really nice. It is possible to open the windows to get a better view for a picture.
The Church of Mary Magdalene was built in the 13th century and it can tell a lot about Hungarian history. During the Ottoman Occupation of Hungary it was the only functioning Christian church in the country but then it was transformed to a mosque in the 16th century. Its original function was later restored and it was used by Franz I as the coronation venue. It was damaged a lot in the World Wars and it was almost completely destroyed during the Communist Era. Today you can go to the top and have a great view over Budapest and while you go up steep stone stairs you can feel its long history. Enjoy the life, travel25
Old, historical landmark. Nicely restored. Cca. $3 and 180 spiral stairs put you at the top. Excellent view on a clear day.
Underrated part of Buda Castle. Less touristy than Fishermans Bastion which is a plus. Nice view on top as well.
I love the tile work of the churches around there. Walk around , don’t take a car , you’ll see way more