One of the most visited buildings in Budapest (by tourists) is the St. Stephen’s Basilica. This catholic church, which is dedicated to Hungary’s first king, St. Stephen, was built between 1851 and 1890 (when the structure of the building was completed), but the actual dedication of the building only took place in 1905. It was designed by József Hild, but after his death the building was completed under the guidance of Miklós Ybl. The final and mostly decorative works were supervised by József Kauser.

In 1971 the Holy Right Hand of St. Stephen was placed in the Basilica, and it is still guarded there in the reliquary.

This building is 315″ (96m) tall, exactly the same height the Parliament building, symbolizing the same importance of the worldly and spiritual thinking. Once rules dictated that no building in Budapest can be built higher than these two buildings, but I believe this has changed in recent years.

St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest
St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest
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