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Votive Church
Ranked #4 of 42 things to do in Szeged
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Milan, Italy
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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“take a good look around”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

You will find many strange things in this church!
#1: there are swastikas and other Hindu symbols adorning the walls
#2: there are clearly drawn hexagrams on the crowns of saints. These are always situated directly across from saints wearing the cross on their crown.
#3: The church is large and has the third largest organ in Europe but the entrance to it is from a small opening at its side.

These obscure, unconventional aspects lead one to believe that the designers wished to clearly join the camp of those Catholics that at the turn of the 20th century already identified the threat from the enlightenment movement and that the reformists were gaining in popularity in Hungary. They probably wished to make a few statements by including these rather unconventional characteristics to this Church. I suggest you go there yourself and find out more!

Visited August 2012
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Zemun, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Magnificent!”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

This church stands right across Pantheon. It is twin spired church built similiar to St. Marco Tower in Venice. It has beautiful organs, lot of space.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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“Must-see in Szeged”
Reviewed December 15, 2011

You must visit this church if you come to Szeged. It's impressive, red-white bricks and amazing sculpture work. I did not expect to see such a large and grand church in a medium size town like this.

Visited December 2011
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Denver, Colorado
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“The central point in the city of Szeged”
Reviewed March 3, 2010

I have been to numerous European cathedrals and this is one of the better ones. No matter what time of year or weather (the first time I went it was pouring rain) the cathedral is beautiful and to me will always be the central attraction in Szeged. Because there is a large square around it with cover, you can get fantastic photos of the cathedral no matter what the weather. If the weather is nice you can walk around Dom Ter, the large square. The exterior is magnificent and the interior is just as so. While it is not embroidered with gold or other riches, the murals that surround every corner of the vast roof are spectacular. Do not go to Szeged without spending time at the Votive Church.

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