Cathedral of the Virgin Mary
Opposite the Bishop's Castle is the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary, an 11th Century triple-aisled Romanesque building, which was rebuilt the first time after having been destroyed by the Mongols around the 13th-15th Century. During the Turkish occupation in 1594 - 1598 it was used for gun-emplacements, ammunition store and stables. Italian architects rebuilt the church again between 1639 and 1645. The latest restoration work was in the 1970s.
Charming Győr-city of the corner-balconies
"My first visits in Győr"
I travelled through Győr many times when I went to Austria to study and many times I got off when I had about 1 hour time before the next train departed. I exploited these hours to explore this fabulous place one part at a time.
This year (in 2008) I returned here just to spend some hours, to feel again the well known atmosphere, and to take some photos before heading my way towards Pannonhalma.
My favourite sight in Győr- altough there are bigger and more important churches-is the Carmelite church wich has an incredibly beautiful internal.
"Baroque, baroque and even more baroque"
In Győr`s city centre you find many beautiful buildigs, churches, statues from the XVII./XVIII. century.
Here is a pic about the nave of the Saint Ignatius church on the main square.
As you will see in my tip, the main square of Győr wich could be one of the nicest in Hungary is in bad conditions. During the communist times it was used as a parking place. Fortunately it will be transformed completely in the following years and I`m trusty that the results will be at least as convincing as in Vác.
Other caracteristic of the city centre the famous corner-balconies wich you can find also in other places in Hungary but non in this quantity.
"The Győr castle"
Győr is situated right at the confluence of 3 rivers: The Mosoni Duna (a part of the Danube), the Rába and the Rábca. You can cross these rivers through numerous little bridges. From the river you can see the nice view of the Győr castle (called Chapter hill today). With its famous buildings and of course the Basilica of Győr is the most important landmark of the city.