Votive Church in Szeged, a symphony of light

by Victor Grigore, Webphoto.ro

When entering the Votive Church in Szeged in a sunny day you get the lovely feeling of being surrounded by colors and light that is filtered through the large stained glass windows. The interior is painted almost entirely, maybe an Orthodox influence from over the Tisza river and without the excessive decorations of baroque. The church is quite recent, as almost the entire Hungarian city was rebuilt after a flood at the end of the 19th century. The plans were the work of Schulek Frigyes and Foerk Ernő, the first being the architect that created the dream-like Fisherman’s castle in Budapest.

The works had to be interrupted due to the first world war and then to the shortages of the economic crisis, so the church was finished only in the late 1930s. The cathedral of Szeged is the fourth church in Hungary, surpassed among others by St Stephen in Bucharest and by the historic cathedral of Esztergom, the place of coronation for Hungarian monarchs. Its dome is 54 m high on the outside, with two side spires of 91 m in the style of Romanesque Revival.

Mai multe despre: Hungary, Religious architecture
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