Wednesday, August 26, 2015

St. Stephen's Basilica

The Basilica was built from 975-1038 in honour of King Stephen 1 of Hungary, the first Hungarian king. Built By József Kauser  and later completed by  Miklós Ybl in a Neoclassical style. It is the most important church in all of the Hungary. The church has became a symbol of Hungarian pride, even housing the body of national  hero Ferenc Puskás. It also has come to symbolize the power of the church within the state. The height of the Basilica is the same as the height  as the Hungarian Parliament to show that both are equal and neither is above the other.  
The highlight of a visit to the church has to be the dome of Basilica with walkway that gives a 360 view of Budapest.  It is well worth the 250 Forint's that you have to pay.

Close Up Of St Stephen's Basilica

Me On The Roof Of St. Stephen's Basilica

The Spire Of St. Stephen's Basilica

The View From The Steeple Of St. Stephen's Basilica (2)