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The Basilica, Eger

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Admire the massive structure, ornate details, and folk-art frescoes of The Basilica, a 19th-century Classicist church recognizable by its hulking size and yellow color. The elaborate exterior features several statues, tall columns, two sanctuary towers, and a magnificent dome. Step inside to see the even more ornate interior, where high ceilings lead to colorful frescoes by folk artist István Takács. If you're lucky, you'll be treated to the sounds of its dramatic organ being played. To visit The Basilica on your trip to Eger, use our Eger trip itinerary maker.
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  • We had an organ recital in this beautiful church. It was so peaceful, and moving, and very worth a visit.  more »
  • Beautiful Cathedral, one of the biggest in Hungary. We were here at an organ concert and really enjoyed it.  more »
  • Baroque feel but not overdone. Fairly bright. Great center dome. Nice stained glass. Second largest organ in Hungary. A couple nice paintings on the ceiling. 5-10 minute walk from the main square. If ...  more »