Photographer's Note

Budapest, St.István Basilika
"The construction of the largest church of the capital (seating 8,500 persons) was full of vicissitudes. No sooner did the groundwork begin when the War of Independence broke our in 1848, then construction was resumed in 1851, followed by the immediate death of the two architects, and even the dome collapsed during the works.
The church with a Greek cross plan was finally consecrated in 1905, and in 1931 it was awarded the title "basilica minor" by the Holy Seat. It is 86 m long, 55 m wide, with an area of 4,147 sq.m, and the dome is 96 m high (just as that of Parliament building).

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