Top 5 most beautiful churches in Gyor
If you are traveling in Europe, churches will inevitably become an important part of sightseeing. Through them can you follow history, the architectural trends of different eras and see beautiful places of course. Gyor is one of the most popular and beautiful cities in Hungary and has got some of very beautiful churches.
Now here is my top 5 most beautiful churches in Gyor list, I would like to share it with you. Hope you’ll have the opportunity to visit some of them and tell which one you liked the most, until than, enjoy the reading…
Cathedral of Our Lady
The foundations of the church were put down during the time of Saint Steven, first king of Hungary in the first half of the 11th century.
It was extended and partly destroyed more times throughout its 1,000 years, last time renovated around 1970. In 1996 it was also visited by Pope John Paul II. I think the Cathedral of Our Lady is really impressive, especially in the inside, but you better decide it for yourself!
St. Ignatius of Loyola Church
Located on the Széchenyi Square, the St. Ignatius of Loyola Church was built in early baroque style in the 17th century and was extended with side chapels in the 18th century. Its most monumental part is the main altar created by some of the best masters of the age.
Sanctified in 1725, the architect of the Carmelite Church was Brother Athanasius, one of the monks. The church is one of the finest baroque buildings in Gyor with amazing carvings. Its main altar depicts St. Steven and his son, prince St. Imre as they venerate in front of the Holy Virgin.
Church of the Holy Spirit
Although an example of modern architecture – finished in 1987, the Church of the Holy Spirit is really beautiful and a wonderful example of modern church building. Its main appeals are the bright colored glass windows and the roofing made of red pine, it well worth a visit!
The Five Churches
Not one, but five churches of different religions are located within an area of two streets. ‘Five churches, five religions, one culture’ – this is the motto of the ecumenical festival they organize here annually. The five churches are: an Evangelical church, a Synagogue, Reformed church, Roman Catholic church and Greek Catholic church, it’s really amazing.