A Travellerspoint blog

Entries about hungary

Budapest: Part Two

St. Stephen's Basilica, State Opera House, Matthias Church

Greetings! To round out our visit to Budapest we visited, St. Stephen's Basilica (and opted to do the panoramic view of the city), the State Opera House, and Matthias Church. There is so much to do in Budapest. We had a hard time figuring out how to narrow down all of the sites we wanted to visit in the few days we were there.

St. Stephen's Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named for Stephen, the first King of Hungary (975–1038), whose right hand is housed in the reliquary. On Thursday evenings, there is a concert in the Basilica, which we opted to buy tickets for and it was FANTASTIC! I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in classical music. There was an organist, flutist, and vocalist. St. Stephen's is one of the most beautiful Basilicas I've been in so far.
20191212_113722.jpg20191212_110136.jpg20191212_105730.jpg20191212_105847.jpg20191212_105737.jpg20191212_110619.jpg20191212_110805.jpg20191212_105956.jpg20191212_110110.jpg20191212_110400.jpg20191212_110344.jpg20191212_105926.jpg20191212_110630.jpg20191212_110053.jpg20191212_110310.jpg20191212_110324.jpg20191212_110500.jpg20191212_110947.jpg20191212_110142.jpg20191212_105938.jpg

Panorama view of the cit of Budapest.
20191212_112133.jpg20191212_112242.jpg20191212_112437.jpg20191212_112123.jpg20191212_112146.jpg

The Hungarian State Opera House located in central Budapest, was originally known as the Hungarian Royal Opera House. Construction began in 1875 and opened to the public in September 1884. We were treated to a mini performance at the end of our tour.
20191212_152414.jpg20191212_152422.jpg20191212_160821.jpg20191212_161628.jpg20191212_152610.jpg20191212_162824.jpg20191212_152405.jpg20191212_161600.jpg20191212_162500.jpg20191212_161539.jpg20191212_162447.jpg20191212_162000.jpg20191212_155905.jpg20191212_161036.jpg20191212_152617.jpg20191212_161049.jpg20191212_163320.jpg

We crossed the river and went to the Buda side of the city to visit Matthias Church. The church is Roman Catholic and located in the Holy Trinity Square, in front of the Fisherman's Bastion in the heart of Buda's Castle District. Matthias Church was beautiful in its own right and I really enjoyed the painting all over the church.
20191213_114237.jpg20191213_114656.jpg20191213_115430.jpg20191213_115552.jpg20191213_114919.jpg20191213_114721.jpg20191213_114824.jpg20191213_114614.jpg20191213_115248.jpg20191213_120507_002.jpg20191213_120507_010.jpg20191213_114850.jpg20191213_115400.jpg20191213_114606.jpg20191213_115847.jpg20191213_115820.jpg20191213_115059.jpg20191213_115420.jpg20191213_114747.jpg20191213_115347.jpg

Budapest is an absolutely amazing city. We really enjoyed our time there and cannot wait to go back. There is so much to do and see and it is a really beautiful city. I would definitely rank it in my top five most favorite cities I've visited so far.

On to the next adventure...

Posted by LCP 00:32 Archived in Hungary Tagged budapest church basilica house opera hungary st state matthias stephens Comments (1)

(Entries 1 - 1 of 1) Page [1]