Fodor's Expert Review Bazilika

Eger Religious Building/Site/Shrine
Bazilika, Eger, Hungary, Europe.

The grand, neoclassical Bazilika, the second-largest cathedral in Hungary, was built in the center of town early in the 19th century. It is approached by a stunning stairway flanked by statues of Sts. Stephen, László, Peter, and Paul—the work of Italian sculptor Marco Casagrande, who also carved 22 biblical reliefs inside and outside the building. Ironically, perhaps, a few yards to the left of the main steps leading up to the Bazilika—on what appears to be its property—is a popular wine bar built into the high brick wall that flanks each side of the steps. From May through September, organ recitals are held Monday through Saturday at 11:30 am and Sunday at 12:45 pm. It's best to visit when no Masses are taking place—from 9 until 6.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Eger, Heves  Hungary


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Suggested donation 300 Ft for Bazilika and 800 Ft for organ concerts

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