St. Henricus - St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest - Hungary
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry
N 47° 30.065 E 019° 03.246
34T E 353453 N 5262685
Quick Description: Window "St. Henricus" in the St. Stephen’s Basilica
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date Posted: 8/12/2019 5:51:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM113YE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:
The default photo shows St. Henricus, one of the stained glass windows designed by Miksa Róth.
The other photos show St. Andreas, St. Leopoldus and St. Katharina.

Source: (visit link) :

"From any angle, it is an architecturally stunning building. When approached from the bank of the Danube, the building slowly appears, metre by metre, yet without dominating its surroundings.

The church was built on a small hill on which several hundred people sought refuge during the great flood of 1838, from whence they were rescued by boat. Construction began with funds from donations, and was finally completed in 1906. The first plans for the neo-Renaissance structure were drafted by József Hild, which was then taken over by Miklós Ybl, while the ornamental elements and interior were designed by József Kauser. On the main facade, below the tympanum, is an inscription of Christ’s words: EGO SUM VIA, VERITAS ET VITA. The basilica is named after Saint Stephen, the Hungarian king who founded the Hungarian state. The relic of his right hand is preserved in one of the chapels. Built on a Greek cross ground plan, the interior is covered with mosaics, frescoes, statues and stained glass, and can seat up to 8,000 for services. The height of the basilica is, like that of the Parliament, 96 metres, commemorating the founding of Hungary in 896. The circular observation area surrounding the cupola is accessible to visitors, offering a view of both the inner structure supporting the cupola and an outstanding panorama of the surrounding area. Item of interest: several former members of Hungary’s Golden Team that dominated world football in the early 1950s, including the legendary Ferenc Puskás, were laid to rest here. St. Stephen Square in front of the Basilica, paved in decorative stones with geometric patterns, is a favourite spot in summer: terraces with parasols, plants and the fountains of the Basilica all contribute to a Mediterranean atmosphere."
Type of building where window is located: Church

Address:
St. Stephen’s Basilica
Szent István tér 1
Budapest, Hungary
1051


Admission Charge: 600.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: Monday: 09:00 - 17:00 Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00 Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00 Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00 Friday: 09:00 - 17:00 Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00 Sunday: 13:00 - 17:00

Hours of Operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

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