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Going to church on Sunday?
The St. Stephen Basilica in Budapest, Hungary is one of the most beautiful basilicas that I have visited.
Here is a collection of my photos taken at the basilica.
The text (in italics) below is lifted from – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Equal with the Hungarian Parliament Building, it is one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest at 96 metres (315 ft) – this equation symbolises that worldly and spiritual thinking have the same importance. According to current regulations there cannot be taller building in Budapest than 96 metres (315 ft).
Much of this delay can be attributed to the collapse of the dome in 1868 which required complete demolition of the completed works and rebuilding from the ground up.
The architectural style is Neo-Classical; it has a Greek Cross ground plan.
The facade is anchored by two large bell towers. In the southern tower is Hungary’s biggest bell, weighing over 9 tonnes (8.9 long tons; 9.9 short tons). Its predecessor had a weight of almost 8 tonnes (7.9 long tons; 8.8 short tons), but it was used for military purposes during World War II.
Visitors may access the dome by elevators or by climbing 364 stairs for a 360° view overlooking Budapest.