The Matthias Church with its colorful roof of glazed tiles, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings in Budapest. The construction of this Gothic-style church went on for two centuries. It is so great, that even when the Turks captured the city in the 16th century they did not destroy it, but only painted over the frescoes. According to the legend, one of the walls of the church collapsed during an artillery bombardment in an attempt to recapture Buda from the Turks. Consequently, praying Turks were confronted with a statue of the Holy Mary, whose appearance undermined their spirit so badly, that the city surrendered on that very day.