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Sacred Sites in Hungary

Below is an illustrated index of the sacred sites and religious places in Hungary profiled so far on Sacred Destinations, listed in alphabetical order by name. Please note this list is far from comprehensive - many more great sites remain to be added. You can also view these sites on an interactive map of Hungary.

  • Cave Church
    Budapest, Hungary
    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
    Budapest, Hungary
    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
    Budapest, Hungary
    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.
  • Jewish Museum
    Budapest, Hungary
    Part of the Dohany Synagogue complex, this museum is devoted to the long history of the Jews in Hungary and contains many interesting artworks and religious artifacts that survived the war.
  • Matthias Church
    Budapest, Hungary
    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
    Budapest, Hungary
    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
    Budapest, Hungary
    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.
  • Pannonhalma Archabbey
    Györ-Moson-Sopron, Hungary
    Founded in 996 on a mountain dedicated to St. Martin, Pannonhalma Archabbey is an active Benedictine monastery and World Heritage Site in northwest Hungary.