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Addamz
Eger, Hungary58 contributions
May 2019
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.
Written January 10, 2020
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scottishowlgirl
Budapest, Hungary27 contributions
May 2013 • Solo
So, the church itself is I think on the prettier side for a church, but it's not anything truly spectacular. What I liked was actually the wine cellars beneath the church--it's not an activity listed here on tripadvisor, and I almost didn't find it when I was in Eger, but to the right of the stairs up to the main entrance to this church is a small door that is the entrance to the tours of the Eger wine cellars. They leave every hour on the hour (and it lasts about an hour), and they are equipped to deal with foreign tourists. They have booklets in foreign languages to read on the tour if the other people are all Hungarian (as was the case with mine), but my guide was super-cool and spoke great English, and he was always courteous enough to elaborate and translate a lot of his speech for me. The cellars themselves were fascinating--absolutely huge, a little labyrinth there under the city--and the information was interesting too--part science, part wine info, part Hungarian culture and history. This really is a hidden gem, and it's a shame it doesn't have its own page here, because anyone who goes to Eger should check this out.
Written May 25, 2013
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Sep 2019
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.
Written March 18, 2020
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
The Basilica of Eger the second biggest church in Hungary. It is surrounded by a nice park. It was built in the middle of 19th century but the painting of the frescoes were finished only in 1950. There are no works of famous painters in the church, but the image is charming. Very impressive building with four sculptures at the main entrance.
Deserves a visit if you’re in Eger.
Let me mention it here-since I couldn't find any other opportunities- that to the right of the main steps to the basilica is the entrance to the former archbishop’s cellars.
That interesting place, called “Város a város alatt” (City under the city). This is a very long great wine complex, built in the 18th century. Approximately 3 km long, but the guided tour leads you through only 700 m. A 45 minutes’ walk under the city and in the history is something you shouldn't miss, if you’re visiting Eger.
Written July 31, 2014
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Leonard
San Francisco, CA9 contributions
Nov 2019
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.
Written December 6, 2019
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K72
Melbourne, Australia2,726 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Absolutely stunning church. Same designer as St. Stephen's in Budapest. Huge inside, lovely muted colors. Dome paintings stunning. Worth a look for sure. Nicest church I've seen in Hungary so far.
Written July 8, 2019
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chris8368
London, UK37 contributions
Jul 2017 • Business
this is a must see sight, it is beautiful on the outside and outstanding on the inside with sensational artwork, statues and so much gold work it is difficult to take it all in. The frescos are breathtaking. The Basilica is also a cool and calm haven on a very hot day. Welcome respite.
Written July 27, 2017
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Trek-Always
Alpharetta, GA2,510 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Baroque feel but not overdone. Fairly bright. Great center dome. Nice stained glass. Second largest organ in Hungary. A couple nice paintings on the ceiling.

5-10 minute walk from the main square.

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Written June 4, 2017
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WildlifeFan01
London, UK108 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
The inside of the church is lovely with beautiful ceilings. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Eger.
Written May 3, 2016
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Brasi
Budapest, Hungary86 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
The Basilica is one of the highlight of the city, so are very likely to visit whithout me nagging you. The mid-day organ concert, however, is easy to miss, so be there by 11:30 on workdays and Saturday, or at 12:45 on Sunday! HUF 800 for adults.
Written September 6, 2015
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