St Stephen Cathedral, the Vatican of Budapest

by Victor Grigore, Webphoto.ro

The catholic cathedral of Saint Stephen in Budapest is the Hungarian equivalent of St Peter in Rome of London’s St Paul. It is the largest cathedral in the capital, equal in height with the iconic Hungarian Parliament building. It is a Neoclassical catholic church with two bell towers on the sides of the great dome. It has abundant decorations on the inside remembering the imperial style of the Austro-Hungarian. The building process lasted for half a century due to the collapse of the main dome, but was finally finished in 1905.
The patron of this massive cathedral is St Stephen, the first king of Hungary. His right hand is kept as a relic inside the cathedral.

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