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Budapest, Hungary

The impressive Hungarian Parliament Building (1896-1904) in Budapest. Photo Creative Commons License Christopher Walker.


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Sacred Sites and Religious Attractions in Budapest

  • Cave Church
    Located on Gellert Hill overlooking Liberty Bridge is a unique grotto chapel of Hungarian Paulite monks. Closed during the Communist years and now reopened, it offers a peaceful respite from the city.
  • Dohány Street Synagogue
    Built in 1859, the Great Synagogue of Budapest is Europe's largest synagogue and the second largest in the world. The fine Byzantine-Moorish building is still in active use by Budapest's Jewish community.
  • Inner City Church
    This 14th-century parish church is the oldest building in Pest. Built on the site of an earlier church and a Roman fortress, it still contains a mihrab from the Turkish occupation.
  • Matthias Church
    Officially named the Church of Our Lady, this famous landmark in Budapest's Castle District is better known as Matthias Church after a beloved 15th-century king.
  • Medieval Synagogue
    This tiny Sephardic synagogue dating from 1364 was unexpectedly discovered in the 1960s during general excavation work in the Castle District.
  • St. Stephen's Basilica
    Named for Hungary's first Christian king, this is the largest church in Hungary. Inside, the Chapel of the Holy Right contains Hungary's most prized sacred relic: Stephen's right hand.