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Belvarosi Plebiana Templom, Budapest: 14 reviews and 30 photos

  The Nagyboldogasszony Church at night
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The Belvarosi Plebaniatemplom (Inner City Parish Church) is the oldest building on the Pest side of the city. It is a mixed style thing shoving something from the 12th century romanesque style and the 15th century gothic characteristics.

It was originally built on the walls of Contra Aquincum standing just on it's side. The original romanesque style church was rebuilt wholly from it's ruins 2 times. After the tartar's ravage it was rebuilt in gothic style, but was destroyed again durint the Turkish occupation, but the gothic sanctuary remained almost intact.

In the stone collection there are also some renaissance stones, which suggests that the church was rebuilt once also during the raign of King Mathias.

During the Tukish times it was converted to a mosque with a little cabin of prayer (mihrab) on the eastern side, which is still visible.

It's Zsolnay majolica altar suffered unrestorable losses during WW2, that's how the new style altar had ended up in the church. Butother details still show the romanesque, gothic and also renaissance origin.

When the new Elisabeth Bridge was built, there were talks about demolishing or moving it, but then luckily they decided to build the road with a little bend instead.

Address: 5th district, Marcius 15. ter
Directions: On Marcius 15 ter, close to Ferenciek tere, just on the side of Elisabeth Bridge.
Phone: +36 1 318-3108

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  • Written Mar 30, 2005
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