Friday, November 08, 2013

Szent István-bazilika

St Stephen's Basilica, originally uploaded by andreaban2009.
St. Stephen's Basilica is a Roman Catholic Basilica in the centre of Budapest.It is named after the first King of Hungary It is the third highest building in Hungary. Which tells you they're not big into sky scrappers. The architecture is neo-classical. Construction started way back in 1851

I walked here on a crisp sunny morning when the temperature was 2 degrees. This was taken around 7:13am. Just look at the gorgeous sky. Behind this cathedral is the start of Andrassy Avenue (Andrassy Ut) which is an iconic boulevard in Budapest.

Interesting fact: The preserved right hand of St Stephen is kept in a shrine in the chapel of holy Right.This mumified hand is paraded in the streets on August 20th.

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