Hungarian Orthodox Cathedral of Our Lady

Hungarian Orthodox Cathedral of Our Lady, Budapest

Hungarian Orthodox Cathedral of Our Lady

Hungarian Orthodox Cathedral of Our Lady
4.5

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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Vörösmarty tér • 5 min walk
  • Ferenciek tere • 5 min walk
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4.5
74 reviews
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Average
7
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Andrea D
Budapest, Hungary5 contributions
Beautiful
Dec 2019
Beautiful building in the heart of Budapest, a few meters from the Danube.
I live here but come back here many times
Written January 7, 2020
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
Istenszülő Elhunyta Nagyboldogasszony-Székesegyház
Dec 2019
The Neoclassical style Greek orthodox church is standing on Petőfi square in the heart of the city. The Hungarian Orthodox Cathedral of Our Lady also known as “Istenszülő Elhunyta Nagyboldogasszony-Székesegyház” Following the plans of József Jung's master architect, it was built between 1791 and 1801 through the last touch, the design of the facade was added by Miklós Ybl.In old photos, the two towers look different. During the Second World War, the Cathedral lost one of its towers and for long years it was standing like a half-armed giant. After came long years when where the second tower is standing now, you could see only scaffoldings. At the end of 2019, finally, the second tower made ready but has the same look as the other tower. I have no idea what was the purpose of the two different looking towers, and what is now of the two same looking ones? But I liked better the two different ones. They gave a special character to the building. Now it is a handsome cathedral, but nothing really characteristic about it anymore. When I was walking on the bank of the Danube on the Buda side, I realized how much better looking the Our Lady from there.
Written January 6, 2020
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria16,465 contributions
Hungarian Orthodox Cathedral of Our Lady
Jan 2020
Outside the cathedral, it is quite different from the traditional Orthodox churches. Unfortunately we could not get inside as its working time is very limited
Written January 1, 2020
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Bereczky Mihály
Budapest, Hungary27 contributions
Now with 2 towers
Nov 2019
for a long time was only one tower in this building, facing the Danube, but now the ambiance of the landscape is complete.Loveable.
Written November 6, 2019
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Julie B
Retford, UK339 contributions
Under Renovation but worth visiting
Oct 2019
The outside is clad in scaffolding but inside the cathedral is amazing. Very light inside with fabulous mosaics.
Written October 13, 2019
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Carlos G
Budapest, Hungary2 contributions
Very harmonious interior with interesting details
Jan 2019

498/5000
For a complete understanding of the period associated with the Soviet presence in Hungary it becomes indispensable to appreciate the details that are available within this important Orthodox church. Knowing that this space was shared by all Orthodox, it became a place where "bridges" of positive contacts were established.
In addition to the inside details, this monument is from the architectural point of view it is a very special church with singularities, to be discovered by the visitors.
Written July 3, 2019
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vr46
Athens, Greece111 contributions
beautiful orthodox church
Apr 2019
We went easter and they were making repairs outside the church. It's a smal church. Inside was amazing, very beautiful.
Written May 7, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,845 contributions
Orthodox
Feb 2019 • Friends
This is a small Orthodox church here.You can give it a miss unless you like Orthodox churches. Inside not that beautiful.
Written March 5, 2019
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corosz
2 contributions
Beautiful Orthodox Church
Nov 2018
Beautiful, astonishing Orthodox Church.
Symbolic importance for Serbian people, living in Pest and Buda for centuries.
Beside, important church for Russian, Ukrainian people visiting Budapest.
Written December 19, 2018
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Michael K
666 contributions
Too dark to see anything
May 2018 • Couples
This is a small orthodox church. It is kind of dark to see things clearly. It is free to enter but pictures are not allowed. Unless you are an avid church lover, skip it.
Written June 29, 2018
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