When you travel Europe you get used to seeing basilicas and cathedrals that are all the same. This is by far one of my favorite. It is overwhelmingly beautiful and free to enter.
The city obelisk, St. Istvan Cathedral
Diak Square has a small obelisk, behind the famous St. Stephen's Cathedral, and for the entire city of Budapest, with Congress The St. Stephen's Church at the same height of the building is also like an obelisk, forming the most eye-catching part of the city skyline.
This is the only church we have in Budapest, so it looks extraordinarily serious. Although the churches in Europe seem to be similar, even the kind of glory is familiar, such as domes, murals, altars, and the organ behind them. But each church has its own soul. The biggest attraction of the church is not only the magnificent interior of the Neo-Renaissance style, but the right hand remains of the King of St. Estevan in the church.
1038 King St. Estevan died. His relatives took the right hand that symbolized the supremacy of the kingship and were preserved by the Hungarians as holy objects. The right hand of the Saint was stolen several times and recovered from Vienna after World War II. The saints are now stored in a secret room in the church of Istvan, for worshippers and tourists. The offering of the sacred hand adds a mysterious color to the church, and it is also a powerful appeal that attracts believers and curious visitors. The
church is free to enter, there is a donation box at the entrance, the person can voluntarily donate 200 HUF; the elevator can reach the top of the church tower (additional 500 HUF), and 360 degrees from a height overlooking Budapest However, the angles of the photos taken by the predecessors are average, and we have not gone up.
#ststephen’s Basilica is the largest $church in #budapest and can hold up to 8,500 people.
It took more than 50 years to build the Basilica. Building commenced in 1851, and the inauguration ceremony took place in 1906.
The dome is 96 meters high, the exact same height as the Budapest Parliament Building. In fact current building regulations stipulate that no other structure in Budapest can be taller than 96 meters. Having the same height as the Parliament also symbolizes the balance between church and state in #Hungary.
Take the M1 line to the Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Ut station and walk to the St. Esteban Cathedral for free to visit, but there is a donation box at the entrance to the church, not mandatory (see a lot of people for 200 HUF). There is an additional charge of HUF 500 per person for boarding.
The day we went was just Saturday, the melodious singing of the church choir, echoing in this ancient church, empty and holy, solemn and shocking.
St. Esteban Cathedral, when Germany bombed Budapest during World War II, made a great contribution. Many important national artifacts and collectibles were put into the church, and they escaped a demise of Hungarian culture. The catastrophe of the disaster.
The legendary "St. Right Hand", which feels like a Buddhist relic, is generally enshrined in the past.