Eger Basilica

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Eger, Hungary
Eger Basilica - ceiling fresco
Eger Basilica - altar
Eger Basilica - facade, with the entrance
Eger Basilica - organ
Eger Basilica - one of the chapels

Eger Basilica Reviews

WalterC WalterC
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Definitely worth a stopover, even with an admission charge Oct 10, 2010
Located across from the Lyceum, and not hard to miss, the Eger Basilica (sometimes called "Eger Cathedral") is definitely worth a stopover. And can be seen on a quick visit, and a good place to relax your feet.

If coming from the train station, it is the big yellow building with the green dome. The entrance is on the side with the columns in front of it. There are a bunch of statues on top of it, as well as four more on each side of the flight of stairs.

The cathedral was built in the 1830’s, back when Hungary was under Habsburg rule. Some features to check out, include the ceiling frescoes on the domes, as well as the art on the stained glass windows. Plus you may notice the numbers 1000 and 2000 on the windows. The 1000 represents the year when the Magyars converted to Christianity. It never said what the significance of 2000 was. Also, there are a few chapels around the cathedral, and the second largest organ in Hungary, as there is more to see. Just wished that I took more photos while inside.

The church art is enough reason to check this place out. There is a small charge to enter the place, but still, worth a look. And the location of the cathedral definitely helps, as it does make a good stopover along the way.
facade, with the entrance
one of the chapels
altar
organ
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