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The current neo-Baroque castle dates back to the late 19th c. The castle completely burnt out during World War II. Restoration revealed several parts of the medieval royal palace, and then it became home to the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum, National Széchényi Library and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Matthias Church is located at the heart of Buda's Castle District. According to church tradition, it was originally built in Romanesque style in 1015. The current building was constructed in the florid late Gothic style in the second half of the 14th century and was extensively restored in the late 19th century.