The Basilica, Eger

4.4
#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Heves County
Admire the massive structure, ornate details, and folk-art frescoes of The Basilica, a 19th-century Classicist church recognizable by its hulking size and yellow color. The elaborate exterior features several statues, tall columns, two sanctuary towers, and a magnificent dome. Step inside to see the even more ornate interior, where high ceilings lead to colorful frescoes by folk artist István Takács. If you're lucky, you'll be treated to the sounds of its dramatic organ being played. Plan your The Basilica visit and explore what else you can see and do in Eger using our Eger trip builder .
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  • The main Temple of Iger reminded me of its unusual design and its huge dimensions. In all of Hungary there are only three buildings. The cathedral is originally decorated. Looks like ancient temples: the same long columns, the hallway, the triangular triangle, the sculptures on the roof. Just instead of a quarter of the horses that crowned the theatrical buildings, the Virgin Mary stood in Eger. The similarity was reinforced by the strange composition of the cathedral. We used to see bell towers along the edges of the façade, and Iger Cathedral received two large towers at the far end of the altar. I even thought the building wasn't finished yet. There are certainly places for two other bell towers, as expected, on both sides of the main façade.
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  • Erdemes to see him, but also only in conscientious reasons, "if I am in Eger" with a motto. But unfortunately for me, the most beautiful is the Uton-utfelen bushing, and the Adomanygyujto Kosarka, where the O's words can be "reciprocated". The lovely itself, but not a program of the same kind.
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