Saturday, November 15, 2014

inSPIREd Sunday


May 2012  - Budapest Hungary


The church is named after Saint Stephen I of Hungary, the first King of Hungary (c. 975–1038), whose incorruptible right hand is housed in the reliquary.

This is the most important church building in Hungary, one of the most significant tourist attractions and the third highest building in Hungary.

Equal with the Hungarian Parliament Building, it is one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest at 96 metres (315 ft) - this equation symbolises that worldly and spiritual thinking have the same importance. According to current regulations there cannot be taller building in Budapest than 96 metres (315 ft).
The church suffered extensive damage during World War II.



The church is surrounded with cafes.






 Looking away from the church.












9 comments:

  1. Magnificent shots! Budapest is one of those places I'd love to see for myself someday.

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  2. Wow great church definitely worth visiting..

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  3. Lovely church ... Yours very sincerely from overseas ...

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  4. What a magnificent church! I cannot picture them cutting off his hand and putting it in a reliquary though.

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  5. And we think things are old over here! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  6. A great old church with so much history!

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  7. it looks so huge. makes the people look so tiny in comparison. ( :

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  8. Wow that looks huge, I thought it was St peters in Rome at first

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  9. It's a beautiful historic church! Interesting that Stephen's "incorruptible right hand" is housed there; he must have been highly revered. I also think it is interesting that the Parlaiment building can be the same height...perhaps government should be a little less tall than spiritual. :-) Really great photos. Loved seeing it.

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