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pawel_hbg wrote a review Aug 2020
Sopot, Poland7,450 contributions676 helpful votes
Very impressive building. Unfortunately being renovated and closed so we didn't see much... I hope it will be opened soon for public.
Date of experience: August 2020
OZS_ATW wrote a review Jul 2020
Budapest, Hungary1,624 contributions463 helpful votes
The Basilica in Eger and the surrounding areas were under construction. I was not a good timing for visiting. However, the Basilica looked fine.
Date of experience: July 2020
Carol A S wrote a review Mar 2020
Marietta, Georgia4,206 contributions776 helpful votes
The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Apostle (a.k.a. Eger Cathedral) is the seat of Catholic Archdiocese of Eger. The cathedral was built 1831 - 1837, designed by architect József Hild. The cathedral is grandly set on a small hill, facing Eszterházy Károly University. A monumental staircase is flanked with statues (Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the left and Saint Steven and Saint Ladislas on the right). The neo-Classical portal is supported by six Corinthian columns with a pediment inscribed with "Venite Adoramus Dominium" (Come, let us worship the Lord). At the top of the main building are statues of the Virgin Mary flanked by saints. The interior is a basilica with three naves, softly lit by fan windows and lavishly decorated. The 40-m dome contains a large mural in Italianate style. The carved marble pulpit and main alter are well done. From May to October there is a daily half-hour organ concert at noon. The Basilica is open from 7am-7pm Mon-Sat, 1-7pm Sun with a suggested donation of 300 HUF.…
Date of experience: September 2019
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Addamz wrote a review Jan 2020
Eger, Hungary58 contributions10 helpful votes
This is the second biggest Basilica in Hungary and it's incredibly wonderful. It's a known landmark in Eger, in the center, so anyone can visit places where this building shines during the day. Inside it's very detailed, big decorations and a huge space present how rich the catholic church was and this place has a great history. We have held our wedding here a few years ago also. Nowadays it is in progress of a renovation work both internal and external so you may not visit it and / or be disappointed how it looks now, but worth to check later, maybe next year or so.…
Date of experience: May 2019
Leonard wrote a review Dec 2019
San Francisco, California8 contributions9 helpful votes
to our big suprise the basilica was in a very good shape and looked rich inside. It's locate in the very center and it was an easy walk to it.
Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote