This is one of Hungary`s most famous and oldest still functioning jails. It was built in the XVIII.century, but it was transformed only in 1855 to a penitentiary.
I`m sure that you apologize me that I didn`t want to make photos by all means of the internal of this building-complex:)))
If you don`t go right along the Danube, you can see some great buildings along the Promenade. The most famous of these buildings is that wich incorporates a bastion of the old castle, but also the other one(the pink building with tower) looks fine. Furthermore you can find here some great restaurants and a fine baroque statue that represents Saint John of Nepomuk.
I put in other 4 pictures, to illustrate, how quiet and relaxing this Promenade is, with trees, flowers and the Danube (see tips). Fortunately this place was allways very well kept and cured. I hope this habit will remain;)
The Konstantin square, as I`ve alrady written was created in 1761. We can find here not only the Dom, but also the episcopal palace, nice buildings and a street that goes towards the main square of the city. On this street we find the holy trinity monument and the Piarist church, wich was built between 1725 and 1745. This church later, in 1866 was transformed in eclectical style.
The internal of the franciscan (holy cross) church is typlically "franciscan". Nice, but not exessively ornated, only the outstanding main altar, constructed and painted in an early rococo style, between 1726 and 1729, is richly decorated.
This altar represents the scene when martyr saint Stephen (not identical to the hungarian king) is beeing killed by stoning. In the nave we find 14 other paintings and 14 statues. The accoustics of the church-if it`s possible- for me are even better than those of the Dom.
Also the late baroque frescos of the monumental cupola, finished in 1771, are work of the same Franz Anton Maulbertsch. They represent the triumph of the Holy Trinity. Above the sancturary we find a half cupola with further Maulbertsch frescos.
When I made these photos, I noticed this strange light at the cupola. Maybe it would be better dimming that window, because it`s a bit disturbing.