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 Miklós Ybl, and was completed by József 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 façade 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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Giustiniani (3518) 2014-07-05 9:38
une très belle présentation de cet intérieur, un très bon rendu de ce riche décor avec une lumière superbe. Une belle capture.
emka (84117) 2014-07-05 10:12
cześć, Świetna prezentacja tego wnętrza, super ostrość i kolory. Piekne złolcenia.
siudzi (34131) 2014-07-05 12:37
Imponujące wnętrze! Bogactwo zdobień oraz dekoracji robi wrażenie. Świetnie uchwyciłeś symetrię, aby uzyskać klasyczny wyraz prezentacji. Super!
Silvio1953 (128359) 2014-07-05 15:08
Ciao Krzysztof, fantastic interior, beautiful symmetry, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (58709) 2014-07-05 23:36
Hello dear feriend
great presentation of St Stephen s Basilica
interior perfecly decorated and the third
hihest building in Hungary
I am interested reading that the architectural
style is Neo Classical and has a Greek cross
jhm (142808) 2014-07-06 4:52
I look every time with a lot attention toward your perfect interior pictures.
This is sublime through the wonderful paintings.
But the dome with this light is formidable.
I take not quick a picture as favorite but this becomes my favorite.
Your angle is nice with depth and perspective.
Also a nice architecture with the big building.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-07-07 5:13
zdjecie wnetrza inne niz wiekszosc dzieki "zabiej perspektywie" ktora zastosowales ze swietnym rezultatem. Ladna symetryczna kompozycja, bardzo dobra ostrosc i odpowiednio nasycone kolory to kolejne zalety tej pracy.
Calosc dobrze skadrowana.
Podoba mi sie :)
adramad (39770) 2014-07-07 8:12
After my vacation in Provence, I'm active again in the pages of TE.
Superb POV, this perspective of arches and columns, which leads us to the wonderful sight dome, fantastic all the precious details, we can admire the magnificent composition.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Excellent done. I love it.
Have a happy day.
Angshu (56454) 2014-07-11 2:32
This is gorgeous and stunning and using the full capabilities of your wide lens. The symmetric frame works fine and the details are astonishing. Fine work!
adores (39870) 2014-07-25 9:31
You have a great series about churches! Great pov and really well managed light here! It's a beautiful church that you captured very well, details are just great!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (88811)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-03
- 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, 1/20 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-07-05 9:24
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