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    Brunsvick Castle was also a favorite
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    Church on the Béke square

    by 1courage Updated Mar 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: This is also an off the beaten path tip. You can go there by taking the tram number 14 at the lehel square, right at the Saint Margareth church. It`s the 4th stop. You will see a nice park and of course, also this neo-gothic church. It was built between 1910 and 1929. It was consacrated to Saint László (Leslie).

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    Church on Huba street (off the beaten path)

    by 1courage Updated Mar 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: You can find this church in a not very well known part of Budapest in a street paralel to the Váci street (Váci út and NOT Váci utca). If you take a daytip to Vác, it`s well worth to take a look to this fabulous church of the carmelite order-you will certainly see it`s tower from the street. And if you`re lucky, you find it open (I never>;-) ).
    Built on Antal Hofhauser`s plans between 1895 and 1899.

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    Kálvin square- the protestant church

    by 1courage Updated Mar 20, 2008

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    The church from the K��lvin square

    Favorite thing: The Kálvin square (wich nowdays in a very caothic condition, due to the construction of the metro line number 4) is the centre of the protestantism of Budapest. You find here the protestant church, raised bertween 1816-tól 1830 on Vince Hild`s plans. It has a very famous organ, built by the Deutschmann firm in Vienna. It was heavily damaged in the 1838 flood and in 1854-55 was modified on József Hild`s plans. The tower was built in 1859.
    The internals are quite simple but surprisingly rich in golden stucco works.

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    The Holy cross church on Üllői street

    by 1courage Updated Mar 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: If you head towards the city centre from the airport, you will surely notice this neo-romanesque church-if you come in the evening, it`s lovely illumination is even more spectacular.

    At the beginning of the XX.century this place was completely abbandoned and only a few people livd here. The bishop, János Csernoch gave a cross to the peple telling them: stick this cross into the ground wherever you want. Than wie will construct a church on it`s place. This is how it recieved it`s name.

    The church was built on Gáspár Fábián`s plans, was consacrated in 1930 and it was renovated recently.

    It has a wonderful internal (later let`s see if I can make some photos).

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    Inside the church on Üllői street

    by 1courage Updated Mar 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Entering you can see 3 naves amongst wich the main nave is reallz imposing. Above the two side naves there are two balconies (not really typical for a catholic church-more evangelical).
    The 9 metres tall marble main altar was donated by Franz Joseph. From the sanctuary you can go to a side chapel with a nice altar as well, Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl`s work.
    The original Miksa Róth windows were destrozed in the wars but thez were reconstructed later, between 1957 and 1960 by József Viktorián Pituk.

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    Church on Úllői street

    by 1courage Updated Mar 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: If you visit the museum of the applied arts, it wel worth going about 400 metres on the Üllői street to visit this superb neo-gothic masterpiece, the Ethernal adoration church. You can notice it`s 58 metres tall tower from a long distance even if you cannot see the other parts of the church: it`s incorporated in the surrounding buildings. The construction wich lasted for 10 years (between 1898 and 1908) on Sándor Aigner`s plans, begun just when Sissy, Franz Joseph`s wife was murdered.
    Two times, in 1945 (wwII)and in 1956 (revoultion against communism) it was seriously damaged but fortunately it was allways restored. The last refurbishment has almost finished. The church is in perfect shape and one of the most beautiful buildings of the Üllői street.

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    The Jézus szíve (Jesus`s heart) church

    by 1courage Updated Mar 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: This little church can be found on the very cute Lőrinc pap square, in the VIII.th district near the Mária street and quite close the National Museum. It was built by the jesuits in 2 and a half years (1888-1890) on József Kauner`s plans-architect of the Regina Coeli church in Újpest-, but it wasn`t ready at all at it`s consacration.

    The style of the church is neoromanic and it was entirely refurbished in 2005-2006 when it recieved a night illumination.

    Also the other buildings of this square are under renovation.

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    Inside the Jézus szíve (Jesus`s heart) church

    by 1courage Updated Mar 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: The internal of the church is quite simple, and reflect very well the typical french-romanesque style in wich it was built. It has two naves and a seating capacity for 600 believers. Due to the financial problems, the internal decoration lasted for almost other 2 decades and it was ready only in 1909.

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    Neo-romanesque Szent Margit church on Lehel square

    by 1courage Updated Mar 18, 2008

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    Favorite thing: The neoromanic style of this church (located on the Lehel square, at the opposite entrance to the Nyugati railway station of the Westend City centre) is not a happenstance. István Möller the builder selected this style to recall the XIII.th century when Saint Margareth of the Árpádian dynasty to whom the church was consacrated, lived. Möller was inspired by the church of Zsámbék the ruined church. The similarity among the 2 churches is clear.
    The only pity with the church is that it`s quite dirty. I hope that within some years it will be entirely repulished like the part at the main entrance.
    Also to be noticed the market nearby, built in a very strange modern style.

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    The Bakáts church

    by 1courage Updated Mar 18, 2008

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    The church from the R��day street
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    Favorite thing: The Bakáts church wich was built in eclectic style according to the plans of the architect Miklós Ybl is located at the homonimuos Bakáts square. Is was constructed between 1867 and 1879. However it`s not located in the vicinity of the very city centre, it`s not really an off the beaten path: The Bakáts square is near the Pest bridgehead of the Petőfi bridge and it is the continuation of the Ráday street, one of Budapest most popular shopping streets full with good restaurants.
    The church was consacrated to Saint Francis of Assisi, it has 3 naves and a nice internal decoration. As soon as I get in I make some pohots. Please be patient>;-)

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    Church on the Krisztina square

    by 1courage Updated Mar 15, 2008

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    Favorite thing: This church wich is located close to the Tunnel of the Castle (on the opposite side to the Chain bridge) was built in "copf" style, wich was the transition between baroque and classical style at the end of the XVIII.th century. The most famous event of the history of this church occured in 1836 when the Count Istvan Széchenyi, constructor of the Chain bridge and founder of the Hungarian Academy of the Sciences, held here his wedding ceremony.
    The church had originally one nave. The cross nave vas built in 194: the sanctuary was moved backward on rolls. Also this church recieved a beautiful illumination in 2006.

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    Szent Katalin (Saint Cathrin) church

    by 1courage Updated Mar 15, 2008

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    Favorite thing: The Saint Cathrin of Alexandria church, called mostly church of Tabán (because of the district in wich it was located in) is one of the few remnants of this beautiful old quarter, located south from the Castle district, near the Buda side of the Elisabeth bridge, transformed into a park in the 1930's.

    In this period the incredible atmosphere of this place was given to the Past by desmantelling the caracteristic barque and classical houses. The original purpose was building a moder quarter on it's place but than came the war and these plans were never realized. Since than the Tabán is a huge green park. There was another fabulous church (serbian ortodox) near this one but it suffered damages in the second world war and was destroyed by the communists not much later.
    The church was built on the place of a medieval church destroyed during the turkish era between 1728 and 1736 and was transformed in eclectic style. As a reminiscent of the medieval times you find a XII. century Christ statue in a niche near the main entrance.
    Also this church was damaged in the wwii. and lost some beautiful frescos but at least it was restored.after. 2 years ago it recieved a great night illumination.

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    Óbudai templom-church of Óbuda

    by 1courage Updated Mar 12, 2008

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    Favorite thing: This church is maybe an off the beaten path sight, even if it`s quite close to the Óbuda city centre and the main square. You find it at the (Ó-)Buda bridgehead of the Árpád bridge (northern Budapest) and it`s located in a very cute park. The church was built between 1744 and 1749 on the plans of the architect János György Paur and it was consacrated for Saint Peter and Paul.
    Near the church you can see some nice baroque statues.

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    Inside the Innercity parish church II gothic naves

    by 1courage Updated Mar 10, 2008

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    Favorite thing: ...-> in 1938-39 Kálmán Lux executed a complete refurbishment. The 19 gothic niches (wich caracterize also the Castle district) were rediscovered in this period, with the so called Mihrab (muslim praying niche wich looks towards Mecca), a part of the turkish mosque and the XIV.th century entrance. The sanctuary is even today in gothic style, it was built in the XIV/XV. century during the kingdom of Sigismund of Luxembourg, but also king Matthias made some revisions. That church was very similar to the Matthias church (nowdays there is almost nothing in common between the two churches) and it had only on tower.
    In 1945 the neo-gothic main altar, made by Zsolnay pyrogranite cheramics was irrepairably damaged. The new altar (in the same neoghothic style) with the new chandeliers and the baptisting fount were created by Pál Molnár and Béni Ferenczy in the 1950`s.

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    Rózsák terei templom-Church on the roses square

    by 1courage Updated Mar 10, 2008

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    Favorite thing: I put this church as the next tip because also this one wears the name of Saint Elisabeth of the Árpádian dynasty.

    According to the legend, once when Saint Elisabeth was bringing bread to the poor people she was stopped by her brother in law, Henrik, and asked, what she was carrying. She answered: roses. Henrik opened the basket and there were indeed only roses. Since the church was consacrated to Elisabeth the square on wich you find it was renamed square of the Roses. It`s situated close to the Keleti Railway station. Best choice is taking the Bus number 7 and going 1 stopo towards the Danube. You will find it on the right side.

    This is the second biggest church in Budapest (bigger than the Matthias church!) and it was built in neogothic style between 1893 and 1901 by Imre Steindl, the architect of the Parliament. He worked on both plans at the same time. While he died some years before the termination of the construction of the Parliament, he still could see the inauguration of this church.

    Due to the negligence of the communists 15 years ago this church was in a terrible shape. De restoration work have begun in 1994 and the external parts are ready, even the church has recieved a beautiful night illumination. The refurbishment of the internal part is still under way. The biggest part is now in good conditions, but the works still need some time to be completed.

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