The Basilica, Eger

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#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Northern Hungary
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. Plan your The Basilica visit and explore what else you can see and do in Eger using our Eger trip builder .
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  • August 17, 2017
    Surprisingly, a church so big, but it has always been a bishopric. Nothing remarkable, but should be seen as a whole
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful old Basilica, however brazen admission price! Per person € 6 for looking! For this money, 2 people can a 2 course menu for lunch and dinner have! I'm going isn't going to fill the bag of the Catholic Church for my part. There are also other beautiful old churches in Eger. If not too big, for free. Rather I'll donate!
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  • August 10, 2017
    A great church that lifts out of the city, a beautiful architecture with an Interior that reflects the many hundred years great architectural art. The acoustics in the Basilica is absolutely enormous, and one is struck by the grandeur of a building like this.
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A city of wine, spas, rich history, and numerous sights, Eger is one of the most popular destinations in northern Hungary. If you're coming for the famous thermal waters, a good selection of high-end accommodations offer on-site baths, spas, and wellness centers. More budget-minded options range from boutique hotels and pensions to guesthouses, hostels, and rental apartments. Available lodgings in Eger are equally distributed between the city center and the more rural and residential areas, close to the natural beauty of northern Hungary.
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