St. Stephen's Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c 975–1038), whose right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest church building in Hungary before 1920. Today, it is the third largest church building in present-day Hungary.
The church is named after Saint Stephen I of Hungary, the first King of Hungary (c. 975–1038), whose incorruptible right hand is housed in the reliquary.
This is the most important church building in Hungary, one of the most significant tourist attractions and the third highest building in Hungary.
Equal with the Hungarian Parliament Building, it is one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest at 96 metres - this equation symbolises that worldly and spiritual thinking have the same importance. According to current regulations there cannot be taller building in Budapest than 96 metres. It has a width of 55 metres, and length of 87.4 metres. It was completed in 1905 after 54 years of construction, according to the plans of Miklˇs Ybl, and was completed by Jˇzsef Kauser. Much of this delay can be attributed to the collapse of the dome in 1868 which required complete demolition of the completed works and rebuilding from the ground up.
The architectural style is Neo-Classical; it has a Greek cross ground plan. The fašade is anchored by two large bell towers. In the southern tower is Hungary's biggest bell, weighing over 9 tonnes (8.9 long tons; 9.9 short tons). Its predecessor had a weight of almost 8 tonnes (7.9 long tons; 8.8 short tons), but it was used for military purposes during World War II. Visitors may access the dome by elevators or by climbing 364 stairs for a 360░ view overlooking Budapest.
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jhm (157878) 2014-07-04 4:11
Again a very nice interior picture with these church.
You did excellent with the people this gives always more attention.
Nice depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity make your picture attractive.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
rigoletto (34279) 2014-07-04 6:40
very nice church interior. i like the symmetry and the nice use of white balance on effective colors. pin sharp details are delightful.
Silvio1953 (150245) 2014-07-04 6:51
Ciao Krzysztof, great perspective on fantastic interior, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (33054) 2014-07-04 11:46
Absolutely perfect symmetry and so perfectly straight, something I find not easy in church interiors! A beautiful interior too, you have created a very magical scene with the very nice light pouring through that dome. Really nicely done on this wonderful place
COSTANTINO (68182) 2014-07-04 15:14
Hello my dear friend
magnificent interior of this church which is
St Stephen s Basilica in Budapest
I have visited this church but too many
really nicely done with the correct light
and so many beautiful details used
for interior s decoration
thanks for sharing such a photo with
us have a nice weekedn
Apurba20 (984) 2014-07-04 23:32
I love your pictures with the interiors of monuments and this is another with a marvelous interior architecture and design. The light is magnificent and the depth is magnificent.
Have a great weekend.
Graal (103038) 2014-07-05 4:29
wnetrze bazyliki jest przepiekne. Bdb klasyczne ujecie. Dobry rezultat mimo fotografowania z reki przy dosc dlugim czasie. Fajny wypad miales w majowe swieta.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (103914)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS M, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/8, 1/13 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-04 0:28