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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snunney (104717) 2014-08-07 1:49
A splendid capture of this magnificent Basilica. I like the point of view looking across the lawn area, which offers a fine contrasting frame and gives the image depth. Well exposed with very good colours and detailing.
jhm (157878) 2014-08-07 4:28
You shows us the Primatial Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary on a very nice way.
A wonderful facade with all these columns and three towers with nice domes.
Your colours and subject are very well chosen.
An excellent composition, nice choice of your angle, this cares for depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
abmdsudi (57168) 2014-08-07 7:33
What an interesting Church, your narrative of its history was most informative. Wonderful architecture and very ornate workman ship have such elaborate treasures. Adequately exposed, great colour and contrast and excellent photography throughout too. Congrats
saxo042 (37966) 2014-08-07 8:24
A very impressive basilica and also a very interesting note. A fine picture and a valuable TE contribution.
adramad (48400) 2014-08-07 8:54
Splendid capture of this magnificent basilica, great front, with the facade and large columns, bushes gardens, add charm to the place.
Wonderful range of colors.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Very well captured. I like it
Enjoy a nice day.
PiotrF (21462) 2014-08-07 10:03
Pokazales potezna bazylike, jakies drobne prace remontowe troche popsuly lewa strone , ale na to fotografujacy nie ma wplywu.
Dobry szeroki kadr, thx za notke. Widze troche ciekawych szczegolow architektonicznych, moze pokazesz na kolejnych fotach.
boa (7543) 2014-08-07 12:01
an impressive Basilica captured from a well chosen spot. The bushes in the foreground gives a good depth, a sharp and clear shot with a good note, tfs!
Have a nice evening/
Graal (103038) 2014-08-07 23:42
piekna swiatynia. Widac, ze miasto dba o zabytki. Fajna stylowa fasada z kolumnami i wiezyczki. Bdb ujecie.
holmertz (57367) 2014-08-09 6:58
This is a beautiful and impressive church and you composed and cropped the photo very neatly. The light is excellent and the colours are pleasantly mild.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (103914)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 24-60 1:2.8 EX DG
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-07 0:37