Esztergom, is a city in northern Hungary, 46 kilometres northwest of the capital Budapest. It lies in Komárom-Esztergom county, on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border with Slovakia there.
The Primatial Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed Into Heaven and St Adalbert (Hungarian: Nagyboldogasszony és Szent Adalbert prímási főszékesegyház), also known as the Esztergom Basilica , is an ecclesiastic basilica in Esztergom, Hungary, the mother church of the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest, and the seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary. It is dedicated to the Saint Mary of the Assumption and Saint Adalbert.
It is the biggest building in Hungary and the 18th biggest church in the world. Its inner area is 5,600 m². It is 118 m long and 49 m wide. It has a reverberation time of more than 9 seconds. Its dome, forming a semi-sphere, is situated in the middle, and it has 12 windows. It is 71.5 m high inside, with a diameter of 33.5 metres, and is 100 m high from outside, counted from the crypt.
The altarpiece (13.5 × 6.6 metres, depicting the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Girolamo Michelangelo Grigoletti) is the largest painting in the world painted on a single piece of canvas.
The basilica is also known for Bakócz Chapel (named after Tamás Bakócz), built by Italian masters between 1506–1507 out of red marble of Süttő, its walls adorned with Tuscan Renaissance motifs. It is the most precious remaining example of Renaissance art in Hungary.
The huge crypt, built in Old Egyptian style in 1831, is today the resting place of late archbishops, among others, József Mindszenty.
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miumiu (6113) 2014-08-10 1:11
This is a fantastic symmetrical composition from the Esztergom Basilica.
l like the colours and excellent sharpness.
besnard (55339) 2014-08-10 1:34
Une belle mise en image de cet intérieur d'église superbe et richement coloré.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
lousat (83602) 2014-08-10 1:35
Hi Krysztof,another fantastic capture of the interiors of thie magnificent basilica,very rich talking about colors and decoration,great point of view and bright detail everywhere despite the usual difficult light.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
danos (91168) 2014-08-10 2:17
excellent the light and the colour management of the interior of the church with the Altar to looks so great and unique.I like the quality of the image.
snunney (90808) 2014-08-10 2:32
A splendid capture of this beautifully decorated interior. Very well composed and with superb light management allowing us to fully appreciate the magnificent artwork. Well done. Thanks for sharing and have a pleasant Sunday.
jhm (145228) 2014-08-10 3:51
These picture is wonderful what a beautiful ceiling with te wonderful paintings.
Your picture is really perfect of quality, happy that you use a tripod
Colours and presentation are very well.
Excellent composition and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Noel_Byrne (27754) 2014-08-10 7:32
I am really glad to see this closer view of this fine interior, your perspective is just perfect to give a sense of height and majesty. The colors are amazing in this entailed artwork. Beautiful place, thanks again for sharing.
stego (24128) 2014-08-10 21:39
The church is beautiful and you show it wonderfully. I am amazed for the quality (sharpness, exposure, colours...) for an indoor shot. Congratulations.
fritzi007 (9207) 2014-08-12 13:22
really a superb colors, very good sharpness, very good information, well done!
Angshu (56682) 2014-08-14 2:56
The details of the painting is really beautiful.
Fine perspective created...the exposure is perfect and the red carpet is a strong attrcation as well.
alvaraalto (6177) 2014-08-16 1:34
Beautiful, colourful picture is ceiling and the rich ornamented altar in front.
The DoF is excellent. The perspective distorting pulls you into the scene.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (90879)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-04
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS M, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/8
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-10 0:58