"The Beautiful Lady" St. Stephen's Basilica - Szt Istvan Bazilika Tip by shirez


In 1810 charity offers began to be collected in purpose of building the Basilica, although the building up was started only on the 14th of Aug, 1851 according the plans of Jozsef Hild. He led the constructions till his dead (1867). Then Miklos Ybl (architect of the Opera House) took over his job, till his dead. The finishing touches were made in 1905 by Jozsef Kauser.

On the 22nd of Jan, 1868 the cupola collapsed because of the quality of the building materials that were received as a gift. Construction paused for a year because of reconstruction.

Address: V. dist. Hercegprímás u.
Directions: Near Deak Ferenc ter (central metro station (M1, M2, M3), terminal for buses 4, 9, 15 and trams 47, 49;M1 or bus 4 express Bajcsy-Zsilinszky ut station/stop at Arany Janos stop.
Phone: +36 1 317-2859
Website: http://www.basilica.hu

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  • Written Mar 16, 2005
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