"Szent Istvan Bazilika: the Holy right Hand" Top 5 Page for this destination St. Stephen's Basilica - Szt Istvan Bazilika Tip by Cristian_Uluru

  The Holy right Hand
by Cristian_Uluru

In a chapel of the Basilica you can find a relic: the right hand of king Saint Stephen founder of Hungary.
King Stephen died on 15th August 1038. On 15th August 1083 he was canonized in Szekesfehervar. His right hand found intact has been highly esteemed by the Nation ever since. It has and adventurous fate: it had been kept in Bihar (Transylvania). Ragusa (Dalmatia now Dubrovnik), then Vienna, from where it was brought to Buda in 1771. In 1944 it was carried away to Venice, it was returned to Hungary on 19th August 1945.

Address: 1051 Budapest, 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.
Phone: +36 1 317-2859
Website: http://www.basilica.hu

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  • Written Jun 13, 2005
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