1015 (?) Founding

Saint Steven founded the first Church of Mary. The related tradition, which was generally accepted until the 20th century, was public belief in the Middle Ages. After the period of Turkish rule, the church was known as the Church of Saint Steven, and the 900th anniversary of its foundation was celebrated in 1915. Although researchers now admit that there had been a village on the Castle Hill before the Mongolian invasion, we now have no material evidence for the existence of the Buda Castle Church of Mary before 1247.